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Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow.
Oh, but God, I want to let it go.

Come to bed, don't make me sleep alone.
Couldn't hide the emptiness, you let it show.
Never wanted it to be so cold.
Just didn't drink enough to say you love me.

I can't hold on to me,
Wonder what's wrong with me.

Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow.

Don't want to let it lay me down this time.
Drown my will to fly.
Here in the darkness I know myself.
Can't break free until I let it go.
Let me go.

Darling, I forgive you after all.
Anything is better than to be alone.
And in the end I guess I had to fall.
Always find my place among the ashes.

I can't hold on to me,
Wonder what's wrong with me.

Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow
Oh, but I'm gonna let it go



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    HostilityIsDiehardJan 14, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    I agree with Goth Girl as well. It is extremely hard to let go of sorrow when you've held it for so long. When she says "Darling, I forgive you after all." I think she was holding on to something to keep herself depressed even thou she doesn't care about what happened as much as she cares about her depression and keeping it alive as much as she wants it to die.
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    UnregisteredJun 3, 2012 at 10:37 am
    I've been on anti-depressents since I was 11, and I've always wondered: who would I be without the drug? Who might I have grown up into? Better? Or worse? Could I manage without it? This song speaks to that feeling. Wanting to have faith in your ability to handle your own self, but knowing that it's something you'd rather avoid. After all, what you have now is comfortable, right?
    The chorus really hits home for me. I want to be true to myself. I don't want to live as a weak facimile of myself. I don't want my emotions to be suppressed, to become flat and ineffective. I don't want to forget what I am at my core. I want to be able to say that I love myself and who I am at the deepest level. But there is something to say for being comfortable. Maybe this is what I have to sacrifice to function in society, to have a life outside of the introspective corner I carved for myself.
    I think this song is essentially the struggle to decide what's worth more to one's self, to ask if one is willing to put their very self on the line to live the life he or she desires.
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    xxxDarknessxxxSep 11, 2009 at 2:40 am
    I really connect with this song, because I have been dignosed with manic depression, or bipolar disorder --- and lithium is a drug given to those who are bipolar. I hate the darkness and depression, but somehow I want to keep it inside me, because it tells me who I am. It's a part of who I am now, and it's the thing that has taught me the most about who I am, or who I want to be. At the same time, I wish it had never happened --- I wish that I'd enver have been diagnosed, or even had to be diagnosed. "Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow... Oh, but God, I want to let it go."
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    UnregisteredJun 3, 2012 at 10:36 am
    I've been on anti-depressents since I was 11, and I've always wondered: who would I be without the drug? Who might I have grown up into? Better? Or worse?
    Could I manage without it? This song speaks to that feeling. Wanting to have faith in your ability to handle your own self, but knowing that it's something you'd rather avoid. After all, what you have now is comfortable, right?
    The chorus really hits home for me. I want to be true to myself. I don't want to live as a weak facimile of myself. I don't want my emotions to be suppressed, to become flat and ineffective. I don't want to forget what I am at my core. I want to be able to say that I love myself and who I am at the deepest level.
    But there is something to say for being comfortable. Maybe this is what I have to sacrifice to function in society, to have a life outside of the introspective corner I carved for myself.
    I think this song is essentially the struggle to decide what's worth more to one's self, to ask if one is willing to put their very self on the line to live the life he or she desires.
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    UnregisteredJun 3, 2012 at 10:34 am
    I've been on anti-depressents since I was 11, and I've always wondered: who would I be without the drug? Who might I have grown up into? Better? Or worse?
    Could I manage without it? This song speaks to that feeling. Wanting to have faith in your ability to handle your own self, but knowing that it's something you'd rather avoid. After all, what you have now is comfortable, right?
    The chorus really hits home for me. I want to be true to myself. I don't want to live as a weak facimile of myself. I don't want my emotions to be suppressed, to become flat and ineffective. I don't want to forget what I am at my core. I want to be able to say that I love myself and who I am at the deepest level.
    But there is something to say for being comfortable. Maybe this is what I have to sacrifice to function in society, to have a life outside of the introspective corner I carved for myself.
    I think this song is essentially the struggle to decide what's worth more to one's self, to ask if one is willing to put their very self on the line to live the life he or she desires.

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