you must have experienced mental illness

You must have experienced mental illness
or you wouldn’t be writing this song
it’s a sign of the times when you see something simple
and it turns out to be complicated
maybe it turns out to be wrong

you can bet you’ve had mental illness
if you ever had a heart that’s been broken
pummeled to within an inch of its life
you’re the Beau Brummel of putting on a brave face
when you can barely keep your eyes open

if you’ve been exposed to a mental illness
be sure to hang in there and take your chill pill
folly is afoot on the greener grass side
bins chill esky ice chest cold
wrap up warm, don’t give yourself a chill

Copyright © 2010 Steve McCabe

Steve McCabe is a musician, songwriter, computer programmer and systems analyst.  He is currently living in Te Puru, on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand.  Steve was born in 1966.  He suffered a heart attack at the young age of 36 and has bouts of clinical depression with panic attacks.  He has been taking Arapax (Paroxetine) for last few years.