"Electro-Shock Blues" as written by Mark O. Everett and Mickey Petralia....
Feeling scared today
Write down "I am OK"
A hundred times the doctors say
I am OK
I am OK
I'm not OK

Skin is crawling off
Mopping the sweaty drops
Sticking around for this shit
Another day
Another day
Not another day

Pink pills feels good
Finally understood
Take me in your warm embrace
I am trying
I am trying


Lyrics submitted by cessair

"Electro-Shock Blues" as written by Mickey Petralia Mark O. Everett

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CV AMERICA

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Electro-Shock Blues song meanings
Add your thoughts

19 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General Comment"My sister had been in electro-shock therapy, that actually helped her at that time. After she died we found some things she had written, something the doctor had told her write. That’s the main thing in this song. I just wanted to make a tribute to her and show that understand how she felt." -E
    MetaLunaon April 26, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI believe the lyrics refer to how E's sister had to write down 'I am okay' 100 times while she was in a mental hospital. eventually she just wrote 'i am not okay' and E used it. Really sad song.
    goonmoonon March 09, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. Absolutely beautiful, but somewhat painful to listen to. The "I am Ok, I am Ok, I'm not Ok" part especially gets me.
    Gazoinkson February 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is on my top five (or bottom five?) of most disturbing/depressing songs. It's freaking amazing...The slow pace where the music doesn't just stop, their's no audio at all.
    thisboyon January 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe piano and cello/violin (I'm not sure which it is) in the background adds to the depressing power of this song.
    the wretchedon February 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's so beautiful and sad...
    and peacefull and sad...
    :(
    Nowhere_Girlon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentneverfailstomakemecry. meep.
    broken_staron September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting fact: Lithium in it's generic form comes in pink pills.
    laserson February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd to add to that: I think I read somewhere that lithium actually helps depressed people, I"m not sure though.
    suclid003on April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a pretty strong anti-depressant... in a sedative kind of way. But this song is amazing. So sad.
    elephant_seventhon May 29, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain