"Nobody Wants To" as written by and Jimmie Cox....
Down on the ocean floor
That's where I'm heading for
Hold on to a sinking stone
Until the worst is known

Nobody wants to think about it
Nobody wants to talk about it
Nobody protects you

They make it go away
Pretending that it's all okay
Broken pieces on the ground
And everyone's tiptoeing 'round

Nobody wants to think about it
Nobody wants to talk about it
No one protects you, yeah

Are we losing something'
We used to cry, we used to say why
For all I know I might not get home
Well, I found out if we opened it up
We could work this out

Nobody wants to think about it
Nobody wants to talk about it now

What you suspected all along
Everything he told you was wrong
And you can see it if you want
But nobody wants to

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"Nobody Wants To" as written by Neil Finn

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    General CommentThe song is called "Nobody Wants To".

    I have a feeling that this song is about how we always are covering up mental illness and that we never want to talk about it...
    crowdiegalon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely about depression. The theme of the album feels like it's dedicated to Paul Hester (title, cover art), and being the first track, Nobody Wants To relates to what he went through.

    Heartbreaking track- worth listening to and thinking about. I love it.
    contradict_heron September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhile I agree that this song is about how no one wants to deal with the issues of mental illness, it also seems to me to be a reference to the taboo of talking about suicide in New Zealand. Or rather it is the not talking about the issues that can lead someone to be suicidal, including mental illnesses such as depression.

    The media does very little coverage of suicides, usually all the clue that it was a suicide is "police are not looking for anyone in their inquiry" or something like that.

    A coroner recently came out criticizing this, and stating that while the media does not need to report how the person committed suicide, there needs to be more coverage on the events leading up to people committing suicide, so that we may better help others in the same situation.

    auntdewon July 28, 2011   Link

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