"If I Don't Write This Song, Someone I Love Will Die" as written by and Annika/soderlund Norlin....
I check my bed for bugs and spiders
(though I don't really believe they're there)
I check my head, it's getting tighter
I want to stop, but I don't dare
I will not sleep until I've counted to 200 three times
I will not sleep until my pencils lie in a straight line

Goodnight, goodbye
It's late, and I'm too tired to cry
Goodnight, goodbye
Just let me close my weary eyes

I pray to God twice in the evenings
And check the stove four times each day
I spin around the door to make sure that it's locked
And wear these lucky socks until they fade away
The house might burn down
And it's all my fault if that puddle doesn't get me wet
If I get home before the rain, you're mine
But I won't bet

One day, I'll be stepping
On cracks and close my eyes
But I'm too tired to argue with myself
I'll just do this one more time

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"If I Don't Write This Song, Someone I Love Will Die" as written by Annika Norlin

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    General Commentdoes she have OCD?

    Heather200408on March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSadly, I can identify with these lyrics.
    C274on April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about believing that if you do everything right, the person you love will love you back.
    Silly things, like pulling the petals off flowers, and not stepping on the cracks in the pavement.

    From the title, I would think this song would be about a family member, but there's also the line:

    "If I get home before the rain, you’re mine
    But I won’t bet"

    So I think that it's about how her daily life is affected by stupid little things, but she can't bring herself to change them.
    OddCanon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely about obsessive compulsive disorder, and I'm pretty sure a lot of people who have OCD can identify with this song entirely. I can, anyway. Also, it's catchy, so that's an added bonus.
    zaphodthebbon May 02, 2009   Link

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