"Manic" as written by and Tiffany Arbuckle Lee Matthew Bronleewe....
She breathes in
She breaths out
She wakes up
And lays down
She can hardly speak
And so she screams

I won't give again
'Cause she takes it so often

Nothing I say will wash it away
I'm standing in the pouring rain
You say it won't happen again
You're manic, manic
There's a chemical in your brain
It's pouring sunshine and in rage
You can never know what to expect
You're manic, manic

She loves you
And hates you
You break down
She feels good

She will bleed from insecurity
When will she heal from this
I love her still

Nothing I say will wash it away
I'm standing in the pouring rain
You say it won't happen again
You're manic, manic
There's a chemical in your brain
It's pouring sunshine and in rage
You can never know what to expect
You're manic, manic

She's got everything,You want
She's every little thing,You're not,Yeah

Nothing I say will wash it away
I'm standing in the pouring rain
You say it won't happen again
You're manic, manic
There's a chemical in your brain
It's pouring sunshine and in rage
You can never know what to expect
You're manic, manic

Nothing I say will wash it away
I'm standing in the pouring rain
You say it won't happen again
You're manic, manic
There's a chemical in your brain
It's pouring sunshine and in rage
You can never know what to expect
You're manic, manic


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"Manic" as written by Tiffany Arbuckle Lee Matt Bronleewe

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    General CommentI assume this song is about someone who is manically depressed. anyone have any different thoughts?
    Amara_Tenouon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think she's singing about someone who cannot control their anger, and I feel it's due to alcoholism. She loves this person despite the abuse they levy on her, but I don't see any hope for change expressed in this song. It's worth noting that this song comes immediately before Cut and could be about a alcoholic (or other drug abusing) parent or partner.
    kidleoon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song wasn't written well I don't think. I like it, but yeah. It doesn't make sense how it switches point of views, and this line, "She's got everything,You want
    She's every little thing,You're not,Yeah" I don't get.
    Solace?on July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI disagree - I think this song is very well written. When you are manic it is as confusing as the lyrics of this song. One minute you are so happy and the next you start snapping at everyone - "pouring sunshine and in rage." I think the line about the girl having everything and being everything you're not relates to the intoxicating side of mania - the ability to be charming and full of life. Overall, I think this is an excellent testimony to knowing someone suffering from mania.
    Sunshne106on October 23, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song... it hits the nail on the head where bipolar is concerned, notably mania (which the title indicates). However, my more immediate concern is why she wrote the song. It's not really much like the rest of her songs.
    aliasmajikon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen one is manic they wouldn't rage, they'd dissassociate into thee emotionless laughy personality; I think the line repeats "pouring sunshine and rain."
    Seems a lot like something I'd have written. It's cheesy and might offend some, but it's good for treadmilling to.
    Foggypebble2on March 01, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningWell I could be wrong but I think the song could be telling the story of a girl who is with a man who suffers from Mania or is just bipolar or abusive. Like the line "you say it won't happen again" is like when an abusive guy hits a girl out of anger and then apologizes like 'I'm sorry. I was just angry. I won't hurt you again' And the point of view can either be from the manic partner, the victim or both. The chorus is more likely the victim. and the verses are most likely the 'manic' having mood swings or just the storyteller. But anyway I see this song as being about being in an abusive relationship. At least that's how I see it
    YuiGirLoveron March 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI can almost guarantee this song to be an alternating dialogue from the victim (lover/spouse/bf or gf/friend) and an outsider about a girl who is manic depressive and lashes out.
    I relate to all of Plumbs songs so well, I and a few of my friends and family suffer from manic depression and other mental disorders brought on by bad life experiences.

    **Vicitim**
    She breathes in
    She breaths out
    She wakes up
    And lays down
    She can hardly speak
    And so she screams

    I won't give again
    'Cause she takes it so often

    Nothing I say will wash it away
    I'm standing in the pouring rain
    You say it won't happen again
    You're manic, manic
    There's a chemical in your brain
    It's pouring sunshine and in rage
    You can never know what to expect
    You're manic, manic

    **Outsider**
    She loves you
    And hates you
    You break down
    She feels good

    **Victim**
    She will bleed from insecurity
    When will she heal from this
    I love her still

    Nothing I say will wash it away
    I'm standing in the pouring rain
    You say it won't happen again
    You're manic, manic
    There's a chemical in your brain
    It's pouring sunshine and in rage
    You can never know what to expect
    You're manic, manic

    **Outsider**
    She's got everything,You want
    She's every little thing,You're not,Yeah

    **Vicitim**
    Nothing I say will wash it away
    I'm standing in the pouring rain
    You say it won't happen again
    You're manic, manic
    There's a chemical in your brain
    It's pouring sunshine and in rage
    You can never know what to expect
    You're manic, manic
    JW72on January 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBased on the title, I would assume that the song is about manic depression. It also describes textbook borderline personality disorder: "She loves you and hates you; you break down, she feels good. She will bleed from insecurity." A borderline preys (not always intentionally) on a person who has good intentions and wants to help them. They are usually very dependent on others, and they get their power from making other people "need" them.
    alliedamusicalon September 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of your comments about what the song is about. I definatly think its about an abusive relationship where the person being sung about is bipolar. I think this is one of my fav songs by plumb. Sure it isn't like most of her other tracks but maybe that's what makes it so good. Something different you know?
    raynelerouxon February 01, 2014   Link

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