"Melancholia" as written by and P. Townshend....
My coffee's cold, my paper's old
My heart is sold to melancholia
My clothes are torn, my shoes are worn
My heart is born to melancholia

A strange surprise, what I despised in other guys is here in me
They lose their girl, they lose their world
Then they cry for all to see
I've never felt so bad
The fires drive me mad

The sheets are gray, left since the day she went away, I lost all power
The dust is thick, the dog is sick, the kids have picked most of the flowers

The sun is shining, but not for me
The sun is shining, but not for me
I've never felt so bad
The fires drive me mad

The sheets are gray, left since the day she went away, I lost all power
The dog is sick, the dust is thick, the kids have picked
Most of the flowers

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"Melancholia" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentObviously about depression.
    Phestoon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome, why hasn't anybody commented?
    crashkaboomon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou just did crashkaboom lol
    Doug McGraveon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is excellent, reminds me of early pink floyd for some reason. definitely one of the who's best. i didn't know it was "the fires drive me mad", i always thought it was "the virus drives me mad". still an awesome song..
    sweet_leafon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think he's saying my cup is cold in the first sentence...
    Androphyteon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am 100% sure he sings "The virus drives me mad" and not "The fires drive me mad".
    Tom_And_Jerryon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTotally under-rated. Lesser songs by the Who got more attention and accolades. Way ahead of it's time.
    FourthWishon February 08, 2011   Link

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