• Liz Publika

Songs About Health, or Lack Thereof, by Pink Floyd, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Nirvana

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Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1975) by Pink Floyd

On Schizophrenia


Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun Shine on you crazy diamond Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky Shine on you crazy diamond You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom Blown on the steel breeze

Come on you target for faraway laughter Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon Shine on you crazy diamond Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light Shine on you crazy diamond Well you wore out your welcome with random precision Rode on the steel breeze

Come on you raver, you seer of visions Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine



Christine (1980) by Siouxsie and the Banshees

On Dissociative Identity Disorder


She tries not to shatter, kaleidoscope style Personality changes behind her red smile Every new problem brings a stranger inside Heplessly forcing one more new disguise

Christine, the strawberry girl Christine, banana split lady Christine, the strawberry girl Christine, banana split lady

Singing sweet savages lost in our world This big eyed girl sees her faces unfurl Now's shes in purple now's shes the turtle Distintegrating

Christine, the strawberry girl Christine, banana split lady Christine, the strawberry girl Christine sees her faces unfurl

Now's she's in purple Now she's the turtle Disintegrating Christine, Christine

Christine, the strawberry girl Christine, banana split lady Christine, the strawberry girl Christine sees her faces unfurl

Christine, Christine, Christine Christine turn into faces Disintegrating Christine, Christine Disintegrating



Pennyroyal Tea (1993) by Nirvana

On Clinical Depression


I'm on my time with everyone I have very bad posture

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea Distill the life that's inside of me Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea I'm anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld So I can sigh eternally

I'm so tired I can't sleep I'm a liar and a thief Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea I'm anemic royalty

I'm on warm milk and laxatives Cherry-flavored antacids

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea Distill the life that's inside of me Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea I'm anemic royalty



Feature Stories

VOL. 17 

ART of HEALTH

Johanna Bonger, by her second husband Jo
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