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Jimi Hendrix – Manic Depression lyrics

Manic depression is touching my soul
I know what I want but I just don't know
How to, go about gettin' it
Feeling sweet feeling,
Drops from my fingers, fingers
Manic depression is catchin' my soul

Woman so weary, the sweet cause in vain
You make love, you break love
It's all the same
When it's, when it's over, mama
Music, sweet music
I wish I could caress, caress, caress
Manic depression is a frustrating mess

Well, I think I'll go turn myself off,
And go on down
All the way down
Really ain't no use in me hanging around
In your kinda scene

Music, sweet music
I wish I could caress, caress, caress
Manic depression is a frustrating mess

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    Peacock bill,.
    That's not what manic depression is, with all due respect. I suffer from it personally. It causes you to be very depressed and hit what feels like 'all-time lows' when you are.
    Yes, you'll be disillusioned some of those times and even lose interest in trying to move forward and in personal pleasure sometimes*. The thing about that is, it's out of your control. The medications available help greatly, but unfortunately, only if you don't consume alcohol.
    If you have a woman who is contributing to your problems, rather than supporting you and helping you get through that tough time in your life, it's one of the worst things that can happen. You can't understand why this is happening to you from her when it's someone you love and supposedly loves you. I've been there also, it's horrible, and I see that in the lyrics of the song.
    The other side of the illness, the manic side, is when you'll feel great for a while, but the 'up' is really way out of whack with how you feel in a normal good mood. It usually happens at very inappropriate times, also. At least as I've found in my experience. The lows are too low and the highs are too high.
    A patient has to get good counseling, not just a dr. Pill-pusher. You'll (not you specifically, in general to everyone) need to talk it out with somebody as well as taking the meds and laying off the sauce. It may be tough, but it's worth it.
    Also, bill. I didn't see the second post you wrote. I apologize for that. I saw it while I was writing this. You're spot-on there. "anhedonia", thanks for that one. New on me. Have a great day.
    Don iron.
    *You know what they say about s**. When it's good it's great. And when it's bad. It's still pretty good!
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