"Allergic to Water" as written by and Ani Di Franco....
You can't even imagine
The tortuous state I've been existing in
I am allergic to water
It itches my throat and it blisters my skin
Still, I drink cuz I have to, I bathe cuz I have to
But boy it's a pain
But I don't cry
Cuz it hurts to cry
And I don't go outside in the rain

And you may wonder what would possess
Someone like me to go on
You may wonder how it's possible
Something so basic could go wrong
And all I can say is
If you stretch your mind all the way as far as it goes
There's someone out there who lives further than that
In a place you can never know

So right now if you’re looking at me
You can assume that I am thirsty
And a good day is one when that ache in my brain
Can remain at a doable three
And I don't really want your sympathy
I'm just telling you so you'll understand
This is me, sincerely
Doin' the best that I can

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"Allergic To Water" as written by Ani Di Franco


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    My InterpretationI don't know if this is right, and I doubt it but I've always thought this song is like an extended metaphor for living with depression or anxiety. As someone who suffers from both, I kinda get it to mean like being allergic to water is like being allergic to the fundamental parts of living, being un able to do really typical things like washing and baiting, being like when you have anxiety and not being able to go out the house, or having depression and not being able to get out of bed. particularly the line This is me, sincerely, Doin' the best that I can'. Honestly, that line is so powerful, because if it's about what I think it is shes saying even though it doesn't look like I'm doing much, and that I'm not trying hard I really really am.

    Idk, it's just the meaning I get out of it. I might be way off.
    gleestaron December 03, 2015   Link

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