You wanna make me sick
You wanna lick my wounds, don't you, baby?
You want the badge of honor when you save my hide
But you're the one in the way of the day of doom, baby
If you need my shame to reclaim your pride

And when I think of it, my fingers turn to fists
I never did anything to you, man
But no matter what I try, you'll beat me with your bitter lies
So call me crazy, hold me down, make me cry
Get off now, baby
It won't be long
Till you'll be lyin' limp in your own hands

You feed the beast I have within me
You wave the red flag, baby
You make it run, run, run
Standin' on the sidelines wavin' and grinning
You fondle my trigger, then you blame my gun

And when I think of it, my fingers turn to fists
I never did anything to you, man
But no matter what I try, you'll beat me with your bitter lies
So call me crazy, hold me down, make me cry
Get off now, baby
It won't be long
Till you'll be lyin' limp in your own hands

And when I think of it, my fingers turn to fists
I never did anything to you, man
But no matter what I try, you'll beat me with your bitter lies
So call me crazy, hold me down, make me cry
Get off now, baby
It won't be long
Till you'll be lyin' limp in your own hands


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    Song MeaningI googled "songs about gaslighting" and this one was at the top of the results. I'd never made the connection, and I first heard it about 15 years ago.

    In particular, I think of "negging" -- where wannabe PUAs insult a woman to break her, and then put the moves on her. It's like smacking someone around and then offering to kiss it better, and the moment you realize it's happening to you, it is infuriating!
    SirenAsunderon March 07, 2016   Link

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