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Splashdown – SO HA! Lyrics 5 days ago
It's about mental illness, pretty blatantly with the line "legally disturbed", but there are other lines which make the meaning clear like "As long as I'm kept from laying hands on a weapon
Well then I think I'm o.k." is a reference to keep suicidal people away from items they could use to self-aware, a common practice for mentally ill people. The central theme seems to be about how this person has been socially isolated due to their mental illness, and them attempting to reintegrate themselves society with increasing confidence.

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The Agonist – Ideomotor Lyrics 13 days ago
I think this song was written using a planchette based on the fact the lyrics make no sense except on the most superficial level, much less having connection to the concept of ideomotor, but writing with a planchette exploits the ideomotor phenomenon.

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Slipknot – Gematria (The Killing Name) Lyrics 1 month ago
The song is obviously criticism of American foreign policy, the real question is what Gemetria has to do with it. So far I have not found a satisfactory answer. The best I can come up with is that somehow they are trying to connect America and Killing Name together.

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Slipknot – Gematria (The Killing Name) Lyrics 1 month ago
@[Sickness89:24645]

Where are you getting this result? I entered it and I get nothing close.

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Slipknot – Gematria (The Killing Name) Lyrics 1 month ago
@[Sickness89:24644]

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Slipknot – Gematria (The Killing Name) Lyrics 1 month ago
@[Sickness89:24643]

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Slipknot – Gematria (The Killing Name) Lyrics 1 month ago
@[Sickness89:24642]

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Masterplan – Spirit Never Die Lyrics 1 month ago
@[KingTrips:24384]

It's called a joke

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 1 month ago
@[KingTrips:24322]

You ignored the fact that you could have gotten the schizophrenia and autism sections mixed up. Also, this song may very well be supposed to be about autism, but as I said numerous times before, if it is the writer knows nothing about autism.

None of your rant about Jung or the National Autism website make any sense, especially with your utterly arbitrary declaration that you achieved "80% accuracy". I'm seriously concerned for your mental health, you are not acting like a sane person.

That fact you think you've learned so much by researching is just a sign you came into this topic completely ignorant and just accepted whatever fit your preconceived notions, you still know next to nothing. I've actually studied this stuff at university, not just on random sites on the internet, but even with internet research I've been studying this for around 7 YEARS, not just two days like you. The only reason I didn't pull up sources to counter all your claims is because it's simply a waste of my time, especially when the sources you cite already do little to support your argument and I already gave examples of such.

PS: Did you seriously just create duplicate accounts to thumb yourself up? You're pathetic beyond words.

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 1 month ago
@[KingTrips:24316]

I already talked about how autism was originally seen as part of schizophrenia, dumbass. The only point that matters is how autism DIFFERS from schizophrenia, which didn't come until MUCH later. You keep pasting completely irrelevant quotes that have nothing whatsoever to do with my comment. If you want to go on about how introversion and extroversion fit into this song, you can go make your own comment without tagging me and spamming me with your nonsense.

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 1 month ago
@[Ganondox:24310]

...no, he did not. You've crossed the line from willfully ignorant to outright delusional. You have done NOTHING to discern the difference between autism and schizophrenia, nothing you say makes any sense to anyone except you.

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 1 month ago
@[KingTrips:24307]

It's not that I have anything about Jung, it's just that he kinda died a couple decades before autism and schizophrenia were formally recognized as separate conditions, so he has no relevance to this conversation. If you had any understanding of modern psychology beyond copy/pasting quotes (that don't actually support your claims) from random websites you would realize how irrelevant analytical psychology is to this discussion.

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 1 month ago
@[Ganondox:24305] Sorry, I don't accept appointments from quacks who still live in the early 20th century.

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 1 month ago
@[KingTrips:24302]

Please shut up. You are incredibly annoying and have no idea what you are talking about. You just look for quotes that you though supported your argument, but they really, REALLY don't. For example, stereotypies are pretty much the OPPOSITE of catatonia, and I'm not going to waste my time going through everything wrong that you said. I'm just going to leave it by saying that it's possible that this one is supposed to be about schizophrenia and the other one is about autism and then the description for the whole song would fit, and if this song is about autism then it's written by someone who knows very little about autism.

PS: And who the hell references Jung when talking about psychopathology?

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 1 month ago
@[KingTrips:24279]

I’ve actually studied these disorders at university, copying Wikipedia references doesn’t do anything to help if you have no idea what it’s referring to. I’m going go through this line to make my case.

“He seemed no different from the rest
Just a healthy normal boy”

In all cases autism has a MUCH earlier onset than schizophrenia. Asperger syndrome (which isn’t a real thing, it’s just autism) still has early signs as it is a developmental disorder, it just has no verbal delay. Children predisposed to schizophrenia tend to have minor cognitive or motor impairments, but no direct symptoms of schizophrenia.

“But never cared much to be held”
This is pretty much the only line in the song that fits autism better than schizophrenia, but one line doesn’t make the case.

“And steadily he would decline
Into his solitary shell”
NOT a symptom of autism. Autism is NOT degeneritive, while schizophrenia is. Also, social impairment is as much of a trait of schizophrenia as it is if autism (something I did not know until I started volunteering at a mental hospital), and withdrawal is more associated with schizophrenia than it is with autism (autism tends to be more a lack of social ability than desire, while schizophrenia affects both areas, it’s a negative symptom of psychosis).

“As a boy he was considered somewhat odd
Kept to himself most of the time”
Probably more aspergers than schizophrenia by itself, but it could go either way.

“He would daydream in and out of his own world”
Could definitely be a symptom of prodromol schizophrenia.

“But in every other way he was fine”

Combined with the previous lines, THIS is what makes this verse appear to support schizophrenia more than autism. With autism there would be much more symptoms at this stage under both the class A and class B criteria, not just being odd and withdrawn.

Now to the chorus. Oh boy. The chorus is pretty much pure schizophrenia, and trying to make it be about autism is actually kinda offensive. It constantly reiterates the themes of delusions, which is psychosis. The notion that autistic people are trapped inside themselves is utter nonsense than really irritates the autistic community, but it actually does fit schizophrenia to some degree because the positive symptoms of psychosis can cause people with schizophrenia to kinda live in their own world and isolate them as much as the negative symptoms. Catalonia is much more associated with schizophrenia than it is with autism, and it’s never associated with aspergers.

“He poured himself onto the page
Writing for hours at a time” I’ve seen people trying to relate this to the “obsessive” aspect of autism, but that doesn’t make much sense with the previous two lines:
“He struggled to get through his day
He was helplessly behind”
As it makes it seem like he’s writing because he must, not out of passion. Unless of course they were trying to argue he’s behind because he writes so much, in which case the order of the phrasing is odd. Anyway, many schizophrenic people write a ton in long bursts, it just tends to be incoherent.

“As a man he was a danger to himself
Fearful and sad most of the time”
Anxiety and depression are comorbid to almost everything.

“He was drifting in and out of sanity
But in every other way he was fine”

This here makes no sense whatsoever with aspergers, but works perfectly with schizophrenia. It doesn’t onset until adulthood, and often psychotic breaks are episodic.

“The Test that Stumped Them All is clearly Schizophrenia...
"The boy is just simply crazy
We honestly think that maybe
Suffering from delusions..."”

Yeah, no. First, notice the voice. They THINK he suffers from delusions, that doesn’t mean he is actually delusional. Next, notice it’s a boy. Schizophrenia in children is EXTREMELY rare. Autism used to be classified as childhood schizophrenia for that reason and because the symptoms of autism and schizophrenia actually have a huge amount of overlap, the underlying cause is just very different.

“Given the entire out line of Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence one would have to conclude the writers of the song were referring to Aspergers... ” ...why? Why not schizoid personality disorder? Why not autistic disorder?

“None of them have any the disorders to my knowledge just created a concept song..” And if they haven’t made some effort to do real research instead of just assembling stereotypes, maybe they shouldn’t attempt to as you shouldn’t write about things when you have no idea what you are taking about. I doubt anyone in Dream Theater actually is an expert on this subject matter, and I hope they were self aware of that. I don’t think any of the songs are actually supposed to be about a specific disorder and are kept purposely vague so they don’t get tied down by their lack of understanding. The song is meant to be more about the idea of mental illness and it’s range of manifestations than it’s supposed to be about actual disorders.

“Dream Theater also made a concept album about past lives...”
This has NOTHING to do with the conversation.

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Nightwish – Weak Fantasy Lyrics 2 months ago
@[Ganondox:24230] In an interview Marco specifies it's about all "by the book religions", not just Christianity, even though it's the most obvious parallel.

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 2 months ago
@[komplexnous:24208]

People with autism don't have problems writing, that's not what the communication difficulties in the disorder describe.

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Dream Theater – Solitary Shell Lyrics 2 months ago
@[KingTrips:24207]

If it's supposed to be about Aspergers, then the writer knows nothing about the condition whatsoever as it doesn't sound like Aspergers AT ALL. I heard the song is supposed to be a bout schizoid personality disorder, which makes more sense, but still doesn't explain the delusions, schizophrenia is the best fit. Also, Part 4 honestly sounds more like autism than schizophrenia, especially if you know the history of the disorder were it used to be classified as childhood schizophrenia.

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System of a Down – Kill Rock 'n' Roll Lyrics 5 months ago
@[Chumplump:22830] Rock N' Roll is a rabbit.

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Linkin Park – Heavy (feat. Kiiara) Lyrics 7 months ago
In retrospect it's extremely obvious the song is about mental illness and suicide.

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In Flames – Cloud Connected Lyrics 8 months ago
@[Ganondox:21328]

Just noticed I confused Trigger with Take This Life.

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Battle Of Mice – Bones In The Water Lyrics 8 months ago
Bone in the water - the end result of the person being stalked.

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Black Sabbath – God Is Dead? Lyrics 8 months ago
A few other important things to note about Nietzsche: he was trained as a theologian, which is what informed his ideas about God and why he was so obsessed with the idea of a dead God, and the God is dead quote was actually from a character of his, Zarathustra, though he was using Zarathustra as a mouthpiece. Finally, Niethzche's nihilistic existentialism is a direct result of his atheism, it's interesting to compare his philosophy with Kierkegaard's (a devout Christian) as a result.

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Black Sabbath – God Is Dead? Lyrics 8 months ago
@[Yobbo14:20783]

Nietzche was definitely an atheist, but that's not what the God is Dead quote is about. You need to understand the historical context, where at the time most philosopher's were theists, but they were also naturalists. That's what Nietzche was criticizing, he's saying God had no purpose in their model. In another quote, he said he could believe in a dancing god, as it's the dead god of the philosophers he found absurd, but he was still an atheist.

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In Flames – Take This Life Lyrics 8 months ago
@[Ganondox:20782] Note that I put "God" in quotes because it could also be a friend or even just a voice in their head.

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In Flames – Take This Life Lyrics 8 months ago
@[KD:20781] It's about overcoming the thoughts of suicide.

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In Flames – Take This Life Lyrics 8 months ago
@[Gabz:20780] It's about love, but not romantic love.

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Norma Jean – Deathbed Atheist Lyrics 9 months ago
@[mitch59242:20741]
...you do realize this is a Christian band? Also, the phrase isn't "deathbed Christian", it's "there is no such thing as a deathbed atheist".

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Black Sabbath – God Is Dead? Lyrics 9 months ago
@[Yobbo14:20075] It should be noted that Nietzche's quote is often misinterpreted. It's not a statement that God doesn't exist, and it's not just saying God is irrelevant in non-existent in the eye of culture, but that God is DEAD, meaning he's very much a part of culture, but in a very static way. If God were alive, metaphorically speaking, people would still believe in miracles instead of explaining them away with science, that is the point he was getting at.

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All Shall Perish – There is Nothing Left Lyrics 10 months ago
Seems to be a response to "you saved my life" type of comments many bands get, in turn saying "you don't need me to save your life, you only saved yourself".

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Thrice – Black Honey Lyrics 10 months ago
The great part about this song is how sardonic it is about the narrator's lack of understanding of cause of effect. "I DON"T GET IT! WHY DO I KEEP GETTING STUNG?"

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Low – Murderer Lyrics 10 months ago
The core message of the song is self-deprecation. The narrator is begging for God to use them as a murderer, because they feel that's all they are capable of contributing. By murdering for God they are trying to repent, they have no more concern for themselves at this point, thinking they're going to die soon. It's not about the murder as much as about submission to God; while the song does show a dark side of God, the act of murder is chosen because it's an act which will destroy the murderer as it's such a disgusting, immoral act. What it is NOT about is religious fanaticism, that's people completely missing the point because they came from a non-spiritual background, so they're just associating with their perceptions of religion.

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Sabaton – Primo Victoria Lyrics 10 months ago
@[Platarhino:19181] Technically, but Neptune was a part of Overlord.

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Sabaton – Primo Victoria Lyrics 10 months ago
Just realized "Primo Victoria" is a reference to D-Day itself, not the name of some ship.

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Hozier – Take Me to Church Lyrics 11 months ago
People often misinterpret this song as being anti-religious, but it's much more complex than that. I don't think it has a single logically coherent narrative because it's a rush of emotions, the man simultaneously both loves and loaths church due to his relationship with it.

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Phat Bollard – Millionaires Lyrics 11 months ago
Pretty obviously biting satire of anti-welfare people. My favorite line is about the busker, because he HAS a job, and the musicians in the band probably relate to him.

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Tarby – Advantages Lyrics 11 months ago
Talked with Tarby about this one, it was originally inspired by the character of Scootaloo from My Little Pony, but it came to be about his move to the West Coast. I also related to this song a lot when I moved to Indonesia.

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System of a Down – Chop Suey! Lyrics 11 months ago
@[blackaliss:18833]

I'm not downvoting your comments because I disagree, it's because you are being aggressive and attacking me based on ignorance. The one who needs to chill is the one who made four comments in a row expressing frustration about being downvoted.

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System of a Down – Chop Suey! Lyrics 11 months ago
@[blackaliss:18829]

You can disagree, but you also be plain wrong. When you're commenting on things I've already addressed as if I didn't know about it, you're just being ignorant.

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System of a Down – Chop Suey! Lyrics 11 months ago
@[blackaliss:18827]

Did you even read my comment beyond the first line? I addressed all the stuff about suicide. Anyway, this song was clearly meant to be read through the eyes on Armenian ethnicity considering the Armenian flag is thrown during the music video, and some of it's lyrics were allegedly taken from a poem by Father Armeni.

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Devin Townsend – The Mighty Masturbator Lyrics 1 year ago
"And now... hunger does what sorrow could never do...

Feed."

Just going to point out this line is a reference to the Divine Comedy. The original implication is that what hunger does that sorrow cannot do is KILL, not feed.

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Lady GaGa – Perfect Illusion Lyrics 1 year ago
She managed to use the word amphetamine as a lyric without it sounding unnatural, I'm impressed.

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Death – The Philosopher Lyrics 1 year ago
@[AJ190:16353] He recently came out as gay.

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In Flames – Only For The Weak Lyrics 1 year ago
The song is obviously about depression in some way.

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System of a Down – Chop Suey! Lyrics 1 year ago
@[JofaGuht:15325] The song was originally going to be called Suicide, but they changed the name at the last minute because reasons. They chose the name Chop Suey because Suey is the first syllable in Suicide.

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Marilyn Manson – Cryptorchid Lyrics 1 year ago
A cryptorchid is a male born without a full set of testicles. This song is literally about a "worm" overtaking a boy, and it's part of the "Inauguration of the Worm" cycle. The boy, the worm, and the cryptorchid all seem to be the same entity. Seems like the backstory for the antichrist.

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Scissor Sisters – I Can't Decide Lyrics 1 year ago
@[Ganondox:11438] I've since met an actual sociopath, he sings this song a lot. :P

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Porcupine Tree – The Sound Of Muzak Lyrics 2 years ago
Do any of you people even know what muzak is? It's a synonym for elevator music. Replace "music" with "muzak" in the first line, and it makes twice as much sense. The song is complaining about how music has been replaced with muzak.

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Porcupine Tree – Trains Lyrics 2 years ago
@[Ganondox:4437] It's just like Blackest Eyes, it sounds all romantic, but it's actually horrific. The poetry is in the darkness.

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Porcupine Tree – Trains Lyrics 2 years ago
He's literally dying of love, his lover tied him to the train track and he was run over. The theme of the album is themed around serial killers. :P

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