"Manchild" as written by Mark O. Everett and Jill Susan Sobule....
And every time you crave for me,
I'm here.

And anything you hunger for,
I'll share.

And I will be quietly standing by,
While slowly I am dying inside.

Hold me in your arms,
And let me be the one who can feel,
Like I am a child in love.

Every time I talk to you,
You're down.

And every time you need a laugh,
I'm around.

And when you forget I'm here,
I'm not.
It isn't really me that you forgot.

Hold me in your arms,
And let me be the one who can feel,
Like I am a child in love.

Whisper now,
And tell me how,
You watch and tell me,
Somehow,
I'm gonna be alright.


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"Manchild" as written by Mark O. Everett Jill Susan Sobule

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    General CommentTo me it sounds like he's with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD. Its kinda like a mix between manic depression and schizophrenia, however that's spelled. It's about a guy who tries to be absolutely perfect to his girl, but no matter what he does she keeps sinking down into the abyss.

    When she needs him, he's there. If she wants something, he gives it to her. When she's sad he tries to make her happy, but no matter what he does, he can't fill up the empty void inside of her. And it's killing him. Then there come the times when she's selfish and she just drops him. Treats him like he's trash, or ignores him like he doesn't exist. This is what is called a BPD personality split, where someone who adores you suddenly *totally* hates you, because of an emotional whim, or some thing you did that upset her. They're usually temporary, but generally always reoccuring. People in relationships like this learn to deal with it, but they're slowly worn down. BPD has no cure, and millions that have it don't even know it exists as a known disorder.

    It sounds like the guy understands what she's going through, and knows there's only so much he can do to help. And he doesn't even really blame her when she treats him badly. He just for once wishes that *she* could hold *him* and tell him that everything is going to be ok. That he could rely on her for once, instead of him always being the rock to support her and to make everything ok for her.

    This song brings back some real memories of days gone by. I remember when I first heard it.
    grimjackon May 28, 2008   Link

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