Song lyrics etc. that express the Asperger's world

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11 May 2019, 6:53 am

Let It Go - Autism Version[/quote]


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11 May 2019, 6:59 am

Agreed with suzanne vega-left of center.
Also for me pisces-jinjer



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11 May 2019, 8:54 am

Sounds of Silence and I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel



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11 May 2019, 9:01 am

One of my favorites: Disorder by Joy Division.

"I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand,
Could these sensations make me feel the pleasures of a normal man?
These sensations barely interest me for another day,
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, take the shock away.

It's getting faster, moving faster now, it's getting out of hand,
On the tenth floor, down the back stairs, it's a no man's land,
Lights are flashing, cars are crashing, getting frequent now,
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, let it out somehow.

What means to you, what means to me, and we will meet again,
I'm watching you, I'm watching her, I'll take no pity from you friends,
Who is right, who can tell, and who gives a damn right now,
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know,
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know,
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know,
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling,
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling,
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling."


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Max Jerry Horowitz: "P.S. Do not worry about not smiling. My mouth hardly ever smiles. But it does not mean I am not smiling inside my brain."

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11 May 2019, 9:09 am

Lines in this song resonate with me as well in relation to my autism at various parts of my life: Isolation by Joy Division

"In fear every day, every evening,
He calls her aloud from above,
Carefully watched for a reason,
Painstaking devotion and love,
Surrendered to self preservation,
From others who care for themselves.
A blindness that touches perfection,
But hurts just like anything else.

Isolation, isolation, isolation.

Mother I tried please believe me,
I'm doing the best that I can.
I'm ashamed of the things I've been put through,
I'm ashamed of the person I am.

Isolation, isolation, isolation.

But if you could just see the beauty,
These things I could never describe,
These pleasures a wayward distraction,
This is my one lucky prize.

Isolation, isolation, isolation..."


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"There is no love of living without despair of life." - Albert Camus

Max Jerry Horowitz: "P.S. Do not worry about not smiling. My mouth hardly ever smiles. But it does not mean I am not smiling inside my brain."

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EQ-14 out of 80
Rdos: Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 173 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 39 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)


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11 May 2019, 9:16 am

One of my favorite lines from the Hüsker Dü song Celebrated Summer: "I summer where I winter at no one is allowed there" (ie. my inner world)

"Love and hate was in the air
Like pollen from a flower
Somewhere in April time
They add another hour
I guess I better think up a way to spend my time
Just when I'm ready to sit inside, it's summertime
Should I go swimming or get a friend to hang around
It's back to summer, it's back to basics, hang around
Getting drunk out on the beach
Or playing in a band
And getting out of school
Meant getting out of hand

[Chorus]
Was this your celebrated summer?
Was that your celebrated summer?
Was this your celebrated summer?

[Verse 2]
Then the sun disintegrates
Between a wall of clouds
I summer where I winter at
No one is allowed there
Do you remember when
The first snowfall fell?
When summer barely had
A snowball's chance in hell?"


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"There is no love of living without despair of life." - Albert Camus

Max Jerry Horowitz: "P.S. Do not worry about not smiling. My mouth hardly ever smiles. But it does not mean I am not smiling inside my brain."

AQ-43 (32-50 indicates a strong likelihood of Asperger syndrome or autism).
EQ-14 out of 80
Rdos: Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 173 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 39 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)


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11 May 2019, 9:25 am

Magna wrote:
Lines in this song resonate with me as well in relation to my autism at various parts of my life: Isolation by Joy Division

"In fear every day, every evening,
He calls her aloud from above,
Carefully watched for a reason,
Painstaking devotion and love,
Surrendered to self preservation,
From others who care for themselves.
A blindness that touches perfection,
But hurts just like anything else.

Isolation, isolation, isolation.

Mother I tried please believe me,
I'm doing the best that I can.
I'm ashamed of the things I've been put through,
I'm ashamed of the person I am.

Isolation, isolation, isolation.

But if you could just see the beauty,
These things I could never describe,
These pleasures a wayward distraction,
This is my one lucky prize.

Isolation, isolation, isolation..."



I identify so much with Joy Division's lyrics too, i love them so much! Passover is one of my favorites especially. I listened to that song a lot when i was coming to term with my aspergers.



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11 May 2019, 9:43 am

“Shot by Both Sides” - Magazine

Quote:
This and that, they must be the same
What is legal is just what's real
What I'm given to understand
Is exactly what I steal
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I was shocked to find what was allowed
I didn't lose myself in the crowd
Shot by both sides
On the run to the outside of everything
Shot by both sides
They must have come to a secret understanding
New offenses always in my nerves
They're taking my time by force
They all sound the same when they scream

As a matter of course
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
[b[I was shocked to find what was allowed
I didn't lose myself in the crowd[/b]
Shot by both sides
On the run to the outside of everything
Shot by both sides
They must have come to a secret understanding
Why are you so edgy Kid?

Asks the man with the voice
One thing follows another
You live and learn, you have no choice
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I wormed my way into the heart of the crowd
I was shocked to find what was allowed
I didn't lose myself in the crowd
I didn't lose myself to the crowd
I didn't lose myself to the crowd
I was shocked to find what was allowed
I didn't lose myself in the crowd

But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way
But I wormed my way

But I wormed my way
Shot by both sides
I don't ask who's doing the shooting
Shot by both sides
We must have come to a secret understanding




On The Outside - Oingo Boingo
Quote:
They laugh at me aloud
They say I'm just a clown
That I ain't got no pride
I'm on the outside
The girls look really cute
They really make it work
They think I'm just a jerk
I'm on the outside
I never could sit still
I never was too hip
I never caught the ride
I'm on the outside
I'm on the outside, I'm on the outside now
This is where it all begins right here
On the outside lookin' in, I'm on the outside
I never was a punk
I never shot junk
I never even tried counter
Culture passed me right by
(I'm on the outside)
Don't talk to debutantes
Don't eat in restaurants
The patrons sit and stare
The waiters make wise cracks behind my back
(I'm on the outside)
Teachers there in school
They flunked me by the rule
They say I had no motivation, brains or dedication
I guess the imbeciles were right I'm on the outside
I'm on the outside, I'm on the outside now
This is where it all begins on the outside looking in
Looking in
At you
I'm just an alien through and through
Tryin' to make believe I'm you
Tryin' to fit
Just a stranger on the outside looking in
The disco makes me sick I
Wear the wrong clothes
I say the wrong things
You know I can't dance
My feet are much too wide (I'm on the outside)
You think you set the trends
You wear your hair just right
Your clothes are out-a-sight
Your house is modern really kitch
You get so macho when you're with your b***h
(I'm on the outside)
I see them go to work
I see them go to sleep
I see them on T.V.
I see them laugh and cry
I'm on the outside. I'm on the outside. I'm on the outside
I'm on the outside. I'm on the outside now
I'm on the outside
I'm on the outside now



“I Started A Joke” - Bee Gees
Quote:
I started a joke, which started the whole world crying
But I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no

I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing
Oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I'd said

Till I finally died, which started the whole world living
Oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I'd said

'Till I finally died, which started the whole world living
Oh, if I'd only seen that the joke was on me



Graham Parker and the Rumour - Protection
Quote:
So all of you be damned we can't have heaven crammed
So Winston Churchill said I could have smacked his head
And all of those infected waiting to be collected
I must get out at any price before the feeling gets too nice
Just can't get, just can't get no protection
Just can't get, just can't get no protection
Just can't get, just can't get no can't get no protection
Protection, protection
Every bomb is detonated every switch is thrown
And everybody tells me don't be scared act as if you never cared
So I wear a blank expression to conceal my real impression

Turn off all the information radios just pick up that station
Just can't get, just can't get no protection
Just can't get, just can't get no protection
Just can't get, just can't get no can't get no protection
Protection, protection
So turn off this sound I'm ready to go down
I don't know myself, I don't you either
You're full of disease it's something I discovered
I know you've been mixing with big brother's brother
It ain't the knife in the heart that tears you apart
It's just the thought of someone
It's just the thought of someone
It's just the thought of someone sticking it in, sticking it in
So if you think that's funny I'm not really laughing honey
Your love letters are confetti I ripped them up my hands were sweaty
And then those ghastly faces recur in nightmare places
Happy hours come and go much too short and much too long
Just can't get, just can't get no protection
Just can't get, just can't get no protection
Just can't get, just can't get no can't get no protection
Protection, protection
Turn off all the information radios just pick up that station
Protection protection protection
It ain't the knife in the heart that tears you apart
It's just the thought of someone sticking it in
Protection protection Switch it off switch it off switch it off
Protection Switch it off switch it off switch it off

Protection protection You want to hide? You want to hide?


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11 May 2019, 6:46 pm

I've always heard this song metaphorically instead of literally, and when I do it resonates with my sense of random, meaningless isolation in a spectacular cosmos. Do you ever feel like you're just a "random formation occurring in the same equation?" The video is also quite nice and fits the music well.

Quote:
They're all gone, she'll rot
Wishing as she swam
that her own moon would be her only friend
But he too is swimming away
an inch more every year and...

Almost forgot, about the other spheres here
It took a few hundred light years
for the bad air to clear
up out of here

Soon now her star will swell
Bloat up, turn bright red
At least that's what we said,
might happen to it

They're all gone, she'll begin
as just elements again
Tumbling in the solar winds
In and out they'll spin
in a different direction

Somewhere else a similar situation
Some random formation,
occurring in the same equation
Building new destruction

"They're all gone", she said
with sore achy fault lines
Still following guidelines
A stones approach
Pushed to swirl in some other new star's light

Soon now too that star will swell,
releasing brand new moons,
Dark matter and toxic fumes
It's just a dusty interstellar saloon

Soon now too that star will swell,
spread out and then shrink up
Some white dwarf will hold your cup half full
Because elsewhere new volcanos erupt

They're all gone, but she'll still be seen
somewhere else melting
Some other eyes absorbing
A new light inside of some new star-ling

Soon now too that light will die,
Soon now too that light will die
but its energy never does
It burns in some other new blood




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12 May 2019, 10:09 am



I won't take all that they hand me down
And make out a smile, though I wear a frown
And I'm not gonna take it all lying down
'Cause once I get started I go to town

'Cause I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else

And I don't wanna ball about like everybody else
And I don't wanna live my life like everybody else
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else
'Cause I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else

But darling, you know that I love you true
Do anything that you want me to
Confess all my sins like you want me to
There's one thing that I will say to you

I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else

And I don't wanna to ball about like everybody else
And I don't wanna live my life like everybody else
And I won't say that I feel fine like everybody else
'Cause I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else

Like everybody else
Like everybody else
Like everybody else
Like everybody else
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If you all want me to settle down
Slow up and stop all my running 'round
Do everything like you want me to
There's one thing that I will say to you

I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else

And I don't wanna to ball about like everybody else
And I don't wanna to live my life like everybody else
And I don't wanna synchronize like everybody else
'Cause I'm not like everybody else
I'm not like everybody else

Like everybody else
Like everybody else
Like everybody else
Like everybody else

Read more: Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else Lyrics | MetroLyrics


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12 May 2019, 10:33 am



This is one of my all-time favorite songs, by one of my all-time favorite artists.
This song, most especially the second verse, really resonated with me when I first heard it many years ago.

When everybody's in, and you're left out
And you feel you're drowning, in a shadow of a doubt
Everyone's a miracle in their own way
Just listen to yourself, not what other people say
When it seems you're lost and alone and feelin' down
Remember everybody's different, just take a look around



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12 May 2019, 10:39 am

The Fool on the Hill
By Lennon & McCartney

Day after day, alone on a hill
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he's just a fool
And he never gives an answer

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning 'round

Well on the way, head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning 'round

And nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning 'round

He never listens to them
He knows that they're the fools
They don't like him

The fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning 'round



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12 May 2019, 10:48 am

IstominFan wrote:
Sounds of Silence and I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel


I was going to say I am a Rock! That was my theme song as a teenager.

“I have my books and my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor”

All the lyrics are applicable, actually.

Then I’d pity myself as I’d listen to Bridge Over Troubled Waters. LOL

Teenaged angst.