The other day, ‘‘Brian Wilson’’ by Barenaked Ladies came on the radio. I’m always struck by how accurately that song depicts depression without glorifying it.
I know there is a bunch of teenybopper shit out there that puts a glamorous spin on being depressed and usually totally misses the mark.
I’ve always felt that Green Day’s song ‘‘Longview’’ deserves the ultimate award for Best Depiction of What It’s Like To Be Depressed. That whole song is one giant nasty opus to living with depression.
What songs do you know that depict mental illness accurately?
If that’s too narrow a topic, what songs do you know that depict typically glorified/misunderstood things accurately?