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TV on the Radio – Family Tree Lyrics 13 years ago
This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, its perfect!

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The Smiths – The Boy with the Thorn in His Side Lyrics 13 years ago
Isnt 'the boy with a thorn in his side' a referance to the story of 'Androcles and the Lion' in which a lion with a thorn in its paw is misjudged to be an angry agressive lion but is infact in pain and in need of help. I thought that Morrissey was saying that his critics had misinterprated his songs and lyrics juding him as a bitter, miserable man but in fact he has a desire for love. I also think the 'thorn' in his side may represent the depression and lonliness he suffered from growing up (and may still suffer from), that would also support the ending lyrics of 'when you want to live, where do you start, where do you go, who do you need to know?'- his desire for love that is being prevented by his depression.

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Arcade Fire – My Body Is a Cage Lyrics 13 years ago
....think, look up social anxiety and it will make so much sense

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Arcade Fire – My Body Is a Cage Lyrics 13 years ago
another line that supports the idea that he is singing about social anxiety is 'Though the fear keeps me moving, Still my heart beats so slow' the 'fear' is the anxiety which results in a rapid heart beat and panic but as he goes onto say 'my heart beats so slow' he plays on the contradiction of the disorder which is that when people have their social anxieties although their heart might be beating rapidly they are often dishertened by the fact that the fear is preventing them from doing the things they want to do.

Social anxiety is a disorder that most people who have it, will develop it in their teens and without treatment or recognising the disorder will have for several years. I really think that he is singing about how he has had this disorder and knows that he can not be close to the one he loves because of his anxieities, a lot of the lines are more literal then you

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Arcade Fire – My Body Is a Cage Lyrics 13 years ago
The lyrics sound like they are written by someone who has social anxiety which is a disorder that can pevent people from expressing their real emotion even if they want to because of fear of being judged and extreme low self esteem. The line that really supports this is 'my mind is the key' and 'standing on the stage of fear and self doubt'.

Other parts of the lyrics that suggest this are also 'Though my language is dead, still the shapes fill my head' people who suffer from social anxiety are often very quiet and reserved because it is social interaction and attention from others that sets off their anxieties, so even though they might be passionate, cultured people their mental illness has made their 'language' or ability to communiate 'dead'.

The title of the song also suggest his/her anxieites are set off from their awkwardness or low confidence in the way they look or physically behave which is preventing them from being themselves and acting as they naturally would.

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