"Lithium And A Lover" as written by Morten Veland and Morten Veland....
When all my demons set their sails
and my mind is riding the last train
Down a one-way track to the final station
Destination Devastation

A thousand demons at my door
screaming at my crumbling walls
My river's bleeding, my fields are burning
My world has stopped turning

I will be your lithium
and I'll be your lover

Give me something for my mind
something for the pain inside
A remedy, a cure for life
An elixir for this manica of mine

Give me what I'm deep in need of
a sanctuary beyond this cruel world
A peerless cure-all to recover
Like lithium and a lover...


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"Lithium and a Lover" as written by Morten Veland

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    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is about someone who is so hurt inside emotionally that they are in constant pain and torment from the thoughts inside that hurt them. The person wants something that will stop his mania and ease the pain. Lithium would have the effect of stabilising him and keeping him calm, while the soothing touch of someone who loves him gives temporary release from pain, and he can forget his problems, just for a while. The lithium and a lover are metaphorically the same thing, and both act to return him to a stable state of mind, as his mind is playing havoc with him currently
    BLAME-JCJon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentself explanatory. a person draws near the edge of insanity, who desires something to renew them. I halfway understand the metaphor lithium and a lover for a "peerless cure". so.. is it lithium like batteries? or does the element lithium have some medical purpose? either way it still makes sense, no real mystery here. just an awesome gothic song with awesome structure.
    afflicted4lifeon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf you look on the cover on the album, if you have it, there are pictures of pills of some description. Medical purpose maybe, or even drug abuse.
    Night Sanctuaryon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, Lithium is also used as a drug, the song is about drug abuse.
    Lord_Deathon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLithium is indeed used like a drug to treat mainly bipolar disorder. It is an antipsychotic and a mood stabilizer with some antidepressant effects. If someone with major depressive disorder (or unipolar, if you like) isn't responding well to an antidepressant, lithium will sometimes be prescribed along with it to see if it will help the AD work before switching to a different drug.

    Afaik lithium is not abusable. People on lithium need to get their levels checked regularly, as lithium toxicity is NOT fun. It also has some rather nasty side effects.

    I find the "lithium and a lover" phrase rather silly tbh. Neither will cure the world, or even someone's subjective world (unless they fool themselves into thinking that another mortal has superhuman powers). Mood stabilizers can, however, bring relief to someone suffering from certain mood disorders, but it has to be the right drug for the right individual. Anyone who's been on the med-go-round knows what I'm talking about.

    I rather like this song because I remember being there, when I was certain I was doomed to the living hell that was my dysfunctional brain until I commited suicide. It's pure desperation to escape from one's own mind.
    Weatherlighton December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, exactly, like the boredom of life is way to much to handle, so either drug yourself or find someone who understands your pain...I don't find that silly at all...been trying for 26 years to make reality go away... or find someone to share life with.
    rhennaon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentweatherlight has it nailed on the drug lithium. i think, though, that the reason it is used in the title, along with the word lover, is simply for the alliteration effect.

    'lithium and a lover' sounds a lot better than...

    'lexapro and an AA meeting'
    Windjammeron September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe above post is full of win.
    Night Sanctuaryon January 21, 2009   Link

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