Treasure Island

David Keig

(1951 / UK)

Depression


I got these pills for christmas
but not from santa claus
i got them from the pharmacy
with the greengrocer next door.

They're really very nice pills
i take them all the time
and even when its raining
i say the weather's fine.

They're very cost effective
about ten bucks a week
and for all the good they do for me
they're really very cheap.

I have to say i'm nervous
each time i get a scrip
i whisper what i'm buying
they often have to read my lips.

You see i suffer from depression
and i'm scared if people know
they think i'm all peculiar
and say 'sorry gotta go'.

It's quite lonely being lonely
it's lonely by myself
it's lonely being a victim
of imperfect mental health.

Submitted: Saturday, January 29, 2005

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  • Alison Smith (1/24/2007 11:42:00 PM)

    Its sad that in this day of stress that depression still has such a bad reception

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