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19 Jan 2017, 12:46 pm

This song resonated with me long before I was diagnosed. Do you have a favorite song that you think describes you or your life?

Simon & Garfunkel "I Am a Rock"

A winter's day
In a deep and dark
December
I am alone
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow
I am a rock
I am an island

I've built walls
A fortress deep and mighty
That none may penetrate
I have no need of friendship, friendship causes pain
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain
I am a rock
I am an island

Don't talk of love
But I've heard the words before
It's sleeping in my memory
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died
If I never loved I never would have cried
I am a rock
I am an island

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb
I touch no one and no one touches me
I am a rock
I am an island

And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries



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19 Jan 2017, 12:56 pm

Marina and The Diamonds - Solitaire
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Don't wanna talk anymore
I'm obsessed with silence
I go home and I lock my door
I can hear the sirens

I see buildings and bars from the window
And I listen to the wind blow
I see people and cars covered in gold
And I'm happy to be on my own

Hard like a rock, cold like stone
White like a diamond, black like coal
Cut like a jewel, yeah I repair
Myself when you're not there

Solitaire
Something you consider rare

I don't wanna be compared
With that cheap shimmer and glitter
Solitaire

I'm in love with the ice-blue, gray skies of England
I'll admit, all I wanna do is get drunk and silent
Watch my life unfold all around me
Like a beautiful garden
I see flowers so tall, they surround me
Oh my heart, it became so hardened

Hard like a rock, cold like stone
White like a diamond, black like coal
Cut like a jewel, yeah I repair
Myself when you're not there

Solitaire
Something you consider rare
I don't wanna be compared
With that cheap shimmer and glitter
Solitaire

And all the other jewels around me
They astounded me at first
I covered up my heart in boundaries
And all the fakes, they called me cursed
But I'm not cursed, I'm not cursed
I was just covered in dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt

Solitaire
Something you consider rare
I don't wanna be compared
With that cheap shimmer and glitter
Solitaire


Oingo Boingo - On The Outside
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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 the outside now
This is where it all begins
On the outside, lookin' in; I'm on the outside

I never was a punk
I never shot junk
I never even tried, counterculture
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 wisecracks 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 outta sight
Your house is modern; really kitsch
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 TV
I see them laugh and cry
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

I'm on the outside now

Suzanne Vega - Left Of Center
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If you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Off of the strip
In the outskirts
In the fringes
In the corner
Out of the grip
When they ask me
"What are you looking at?"
I always answer
"Nothing much" (not much)
I think they know that
I'm looking at them
I think they think
I must be out of touch
But I'm only
In the outskirts
And in the fringes
On the edge
And off the avenue
And if you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Wondering about you
I think that somehow
Somewhere inside of us
We must be similar
If not the same
So I continue
To be wanting you
Left of center
Against the grain
If you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Off of the strip
In the outskirts
In the fringes
In the corner
Out of the grip
When they ask me
"What are you looking at?"
I always answer
"Nothing much" (not much)
I think they know that
I'm looking at them
I think they think
I must be out of touch
But I'm only
In the outskirts
And in the fringes
On the edge
And off the avenue
And if you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Wondering about you
Wondering about you


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19 Jan 2017, 1:19 pm

I really like the Oingo Boingo lyrics. An old standby of mine:


"Time"
By Pink Floyd

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say



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19 Jan 2017, 4:13 pm

Alone Again, Naturally - Gilbert O'Sullivan

n a little while from now
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promise myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower
And climbing to the top
Will throw myself off
In an effort to
Make it clear to whoever
Wants to know what it's like When you're shattered

Left standing in the lurch at a church
Were people saying, My God, that's tough
She stood him up
No point in us remaining
We may as well go home
As I did on my own
Alone again, naturally
To think that only yesterday

I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to who wouldn't do
The role I was about to play
But as if to knock me down
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt
Talk about, God in His mercy

Oh, if he really does exist
Why did he desert me
In my hour of need
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally
It seems to me that
There are more hearts broken in the world
That can't be mended

Left unattended
What do we do
What do we do
Alone again, naturally
Looking back over the years
And whatever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the tears

And at sixty-five years old
My mother, God rest her soul
Couldn't understand why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken
Leaving her to start
With a heart so badly broken
Despite encouragement from me

No words were ever
And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally
Alone again, naturally



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19 Jan 2017, 7:06 pm

The Bee Gees "I Started A Joke" is the best lyrics that describe lack of Theory Of Mind/Cognitive Empathy that I have heard

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 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 said
'Till I finally died which started the whole world living
Oh If I'd only seen that the joke was on me
Oh no that the joke was on me


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21 Jan 2017, 1:14 pm

ghoti wrote:
Alone Again, Naturally - Gilbert O'Sullivan
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I like the song and have listened to it many times but never really tried to understand the lyrics.



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21 Jan 2017, 1:27 pm

"Quasimodo" by Lifehouse

You can be right and I'll be real
Oh, and it still won't be a pain
That you will have to feel
Cause I don't need your approval
To find my worth
I'm trapped inside of my own mind
Afraid to open my eyes cause of what I'd find and I
Don't wanna live like this anymore
There goes my pain
There goes my chains
Did you see them falling
Because this feeling
There has no meaning
There goes the world
Off of my shoulders
There goes the world
Off of my back
There it goes

Does it scare you that I can
Be something different than you
Would it make you feel
More comfortable if I wasn't
Well you can't control me
And you can't take away from me who I am

There goes my pain
There goes my chains
Did you see them falling
Because this feeling
There has no meaning
There goes the world
Off of my shoulders
There goes the world
Off of my back

You can't change me
You can't break me

There goes the world
Off of my shoulders
There goes the world
Off of my back

Have you ever felt
Like your only comfort was your cage
You're not alone
I've felt the same as you

Have you ever felt like your secrets give you away
You're not alone
I've been there too

Cause everyone is looking
Everyone is laughing
But I think everyone feels the same
Everybody wants to feel okay
Everybody wants to
Everybody wants to feel

There goes my pain
There goes my chains
Did you see them falling
Because this feeling
There has no meaning

There goes the world
Off of my shoulders
There goes the world
Off of my back
Cause I don't want it
I don't want it
You can't change me
You can't break me
There goes the world
Off of my shoulders
There goes the world
Off of my back
There it goes"