Music Notations

List of the Top 11 Songs for Mental Health Sufferers


11.) Matchbox 20 – Unwell

All day starin’ at the ceilin’ makin’
Friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices tellin’ me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for somethin’
Hold on, feelin’ like I’m headed for a breakdown
And I don’t know why
But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know, right now you can’t tell
But stay a while and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know, right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be, meI’m talkin’ to myself in public, dodging glances on the train
And I know, I know they’ve all been talkin’ about me
I can hear them whisper, and it makes me think
There must be somethin’ wrong with me
Out of all the hours thinkin’, somehow I’ve lost my mind
But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know, right now you can’t tell
But stay a while and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know, right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be I’ve been talkin’ in my sleep
Pretty soon they’ll come to get me
Yeah, they’re takin’ me away I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know, right now you can’t tell
But stay a while and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know, right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be yeah, how I used to be
How I used to be
How I used to be
Well, I’m just a little unwell
How I used to be
How I used to be
I’m just a little unwell…

10.) Res – Pill

I wanna try that pill that people take
Make you believe all the things that people say
Sick of shuckin’ ’round with a screwed up face
With my heels dug in, trying to leave a trace Now come on, put me down somehow
How you lose your faith just take my hand and lead me where you wanna
Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only, say, what they say’ Cause, there’s only one way, they say, vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain’t know no way Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only, say, what they say
‘Cause, there’s only one way, they say, vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain’t know no way Industry’s down, think I’ve died and I’ve flown away, yeah
So, so, long to them thieves
Who came and took all the things to say
I play the joker sometimes
But then those moments slide back my way
‘Cause, for real, I’d give my soul away, give it all away
So, take my hand and lead me where you wanna
Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only, say, what they say ’cause, there’s only one way, they say, vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain’t know no way
Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only, say, what they say
‘Cause, there’s only one way, they say, vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain’t know no way
I know where they all go find someplace
Where they don’t mind loafing about the waste
They say vision takes you back to where no conscience
Free from how you really see
And if you think that you know, take the back road
I wanna try that pill that people take
I wanna try that pill that people take
I wanna try that pill that people take
Make you believe all the things that people say
Sick of shuckin’ ’round with a screwed up face
With my heels dug in, trying to leave a trace
Now come on, put me down somehow
How you lose your faith
Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only, say, what they say
‘Cause, there’s only one way, they say, vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain’t know no way
Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only, say, what they say
‘Cause, there’s only one way, they say, vision
It takes you back to just where you want
Like when you ain’t know no way
Pay no more mind to what you think you’ve seen
It’s as they do only, say, what they say
‘Cause, there’s only one way


9.) Beach Boys – I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times

I keep looking for a place to fit
Where I can speak my mind
I’ve been trying hard to find the people
That I won’t leave behind
They say I got brains
But they ain’t doing me no good
I wish they could
Each time things start to happen again
I think I got something good goin’ for myself
But what goes wrong
Sometimes I feel very sad
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can’t find nothin’ I can put my heart and soul into)
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can’t find nothin’ I can put my heart and soul into)
I guess I just wasn’t made for these times
Every time I get the inspiration
To go change things around
No one wants to help me look for places
Where new things might be found
Where can I turn when my fair weather friends cop out
What’s it all about
Each time things start to happen again
I think I got something good goin’ for myself
But what goes wrong
Sometimes I feel very sad
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can’t find nothin’ I can put my heart and soul into)
Sometimes I feel very sad
(Can’t find nothin’ I can put my heart and soul into)
I guess I just wasn’t made for these times
I guess I just wasn’t made for these times
I guess I just wasn’t made for these times
I guess I just wasn’t made for these times
I guess I just wasn’t made for these times
I guess I just wasn’t made for these times

8.) Incubus – Pardon Me

Pardon me while I burst…A decade ago,
I never thought I would be,
At twenty-three, on the verge of
Spontaneous combustion. -Woe-is-me.-
But I guess that it comes
With the territory,
An ominous landscape of
Never-ending calamity.
I need you to hear,
I need you to see
That I have had all I can take and
Exploding seems like an imminent possibility
To me.
So pardon me while I burst
Into flames.
I’ve had enough of the world
And it’s people’s mindless games.
So pardon me while I burn
And rise above the flame.
Pardon me, pardon me…
I’ll never be the same!
Not two days ago,
I was having a look
In a book
And I saw a picture of a guy
Fried up above his knee.
I said, “I can relate, “
Cause lately I’ve been thinking of combustication
As a welcome vacation from
The burdens of
The planet Earth.
Like gravity, hypocrisy,
And the perils of being in 3-D…
But thinking so much differently.
Pardon me while I burst
Into flames.
I’ve had enough of the world
And it’s people’s mindless games.
So pardon me while I burn
And rise above the flame.
Pardon me, pardon me…
I’ll never be the same!
Never be the same, yeah…
Pardon me, while I burst into flames…
Pardon me, pardon me, pardon me.
So pardon me while I burst
Into flames.
I’ve had enough of the world
And it’s people’s mindless games.
So pardon me while I burn
And rise above the flame.
Pardon me, pardon me…
I’ll never be the same!


7.) Jason Mraz – The Remedy

Well I saw fireworks from the freeway
And behind closed eyes I cannot make them go away
‘Cause you were born on the fourth of july, freedom ring
Now something on the surface it stings
I said something on the surface
Well it kind of makes me nervous
Who says that you deserve this
And what kind of god would serve this?
We will cure this dirty old disease
Well if you’ve got the poison I’ve got the remedy
The remedy is the experience.
This is a dangerous liaison
I say the comedy is that it’s serious.
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you’re gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When it all amounts to nothing in the end.

6.) Atlas Genius – Trojans

Take it off
Take it in
Take off all the thoughts of what we’ve been
Take a look
Hesitate
Take a picture you could never recreate
Write a song
Make a note
For the lump that sits inside your throat
Change the locks, change the scene
Change it all but can’t change what we’ve been
Your trojan’s in my head
Your trojan’s in my head
Your trojan’s in my head
It’s ok if it’s gone
The thoughts that you had, that it was the one
And oh what is left?
For all those times is that what you get?
Oh regardless
The walls get painted anyway
Oh you’re guarding
The gates, but it all got away
Your trojan’s in my head
Your trojan’s in my head
Your trojan’s in my head
Your trojan’s in my head
Your trojan’s in my head
Your trojan’s in my head

Take it off
Take it in
Take off all the thoughts of what we’ve been
Take a look
Hesitate
Take a picture you could never recreate
Write a song
Make a note
For the lump that sits inside your throat
Change the locks, change the scene
Change it all but can’t change what we’ve been

5.) Bob Dylan – It’s Alright Ma (Bleeding)

Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child’s balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There is no sense in trying
Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fool’s gold mouthpiece
The hollow horn plays wasted words
Proves to warn that he not busy being born
Is busy dyingTemptation’s page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war
Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover that you’d just be
One more person crying
So don’t fear if you hear
A foreign sound to your ear
It’s alright, Ma, I’m only sighing
As some warn victory, some downfall
Private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
To make all that should be killed to crawl
While others say don’t hate nothing at all
Except hatred
Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It’s easy to see without looking too far
That not much is really sacred
While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked
An’ though the rules of the road have been lodged
It’s only people’s games that you got to dodge
And it’s alright, Ma, I can make it
Advertising signs that con you
Into thinking you’re the one
That can do what’s never been done
That can win what’s never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you
You lose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand with nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks they really found you
A question in your nerves is lit
Yet you know there is no answer fit to satisfy
Ensure you not to quit
To keep it in your mind and not forget
That it is not he or she or them or it
That you belong to
Although the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
I got nothing, Ma, to live up to
For them that must obey authority
That they do not respect in any degree
Who despise their jobs, their destinies
Speak jealously of them that are free
Do what they do just to be nothing more than something they invest in
While some on principles baptized
To strict party platform ties
Social clubs in drag disguise
Outsiders they can freely criticize
Tell nothing except who to idolize
And then say God bless him
While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society’s pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole that he’s in
But I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it’s alright, Ma, if I can’t please him
Old lady judges watch people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn’t talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony
While them that defend what they cannot see
With a killer’s pride, security
It blows the minds most bitterly
For them that think death’s honesty
Won’t fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes must get lonely
My eyes collide head-on with stuffed graveyards
False gods, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough
What else can you show me
And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They’d probably put my head in a guillotine
But it’s alright, Ma, it’s life, and life only

4.) Mariah Carey – When You Believe

Many nights we prayed
With no proof, anyone could hear
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood
Now, we are not afraid
Although we know there’s much to fear
We were moving mountains
Long before we knew we could, whoa, yes
There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill
Who knows what miracles you can achieve?
When you believe, somehow you will
You will when you believe
Oh-oh-oh
Mmm, yeah
In this time of fear
When prayer so often proves in vain
Hope seems like the summer bird
Too swiftly flown away
Yet now I’m standing here
My hearts so full, I can’t explain
Seeking faith and speakin’ words
I never thought I’d say
There can be miracles
When you believe (When you believe)
Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill (Mmm)
Who knows what miracles you can achieve? (You can achieve)
When you believe, somehow you will
You will when you believe
They don’t always happen when you ask
And it’s easy to give in to your fears
But when you’re blinded by your pain
Can’t see the way, get through the rain
A small but still, resilient voice
Says, help is very near, oh (Oh)
There can be miracles (Miracles)
When you believe (Boy, when you believe, yeah)
Though hope is frail
It’s hard to kill (Hard to kill, oh, yeah)
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve (You can achieve, oh)
When you believe somehow you will (Somehow, somehow, somehow)
Now, you will (I know, I know, know)
You will when you (When you)
Believe
You will when you (You will when you)
Believe
Just believe (Believe)
Just believe
You will when you
Believe

3.) Tom Waits – Time

Well the smart money’s on Harlow and the moon is in the street
And the shadow boys are breaking all the laws.
And you’re east of east Saint Louis and the wind is making speeches
And the rain sounds like a round of applause.
And Napoleon is weeping in a carnival saloon
His invisible fiancee’s in the mirror.
And the band is going home, it’s raining hammers, it’s raining nails
And it’s true there’s nothing left for him down here.
And it’s time time time, and it’s time time time
And it’s time time time that you love
And it’s time time time.
And they all pretend they’re orphans and their memory’s like a train.
You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away.
And the things you can’t remember tell the things you can’t forget.
That history puts a saint in every dream
Well she said she’d stick around until the bandages came off
But these mama’s boys just don’t know when to quit.
And Matilda asks the sailors “are those dreams or are those prayers?”
So close your eyes, son, and this won’t hurt a bit.
Oh it’s time time time, and it’s time time time
And it’s time time time that you love
And it’s time time time.
Well things are pretty lousy for a calendar girl
The boys just dive right off the cars and splash into the street.
And when they’re on a roll she pulls a razor from her boot
And a thousand pigeons fall around her feet.
So put a candle in the window and a kiss upon his lips
As the dish outside the window fills with rain.
Just like a stranger with the weeds in your heart
And pay the fiddler off ’til I come back again
Oh it’s time time time, and it’s time time time
And it’s time time time that you love
And it’s time time time
And it’s time time time, and it’s time time time
And it’s time time time that you love
And it’s time time time

2.) Jon Secada & Shanice – If I never Knew You

If I never knew you
If I never felt this love
I would have no inkling of
How precious life can be
And if I never held you
I would never have a clue
How at last I find in you
The missing part of me
In this world so full of fear
Full of rage and lies
I can see the truth so clear
In your eyes, so dry your eyes
And I’m so grateful to you
I’d have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you If I never knew you
I’d be safe, but half as real
Never knowing I could feel
A love so strong and true
I’m so grateful to you
I’d have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you
I thought our love would be so beautiful
Somehow we’d make the whole world bright
I never knew that fear and hate could be so strong
All they’d leave us were these whispers in the night
But still my heart is saying we were right We were right
If I never knew you (there’s no moment I regret)
If I never knew you (since the moment that we met)
I would have no inkling of (if our time has gone too fast)
How precious life can be (I’ve lived at last…)
I thought our love would be so beautiful (so beautiful)
Somehow we made the whole world bright
I thought our love would be so beautiful We turn the darkness into light
And still my heart is saying we were right
We were right…
And if I never knew you (if I never knew you)
I’d have lived my whole life through
Empty as the sky
Never knowing why
Lost forever
If I never knew you


1.) Regina Spektor – Loveology

[Chorus 1]
Oh, incurable humanist you are
Oh, an incurable humanist you, are
You are, you are, are, you are
Oh, an incurable humanist you are
Oh, an incurable humanist you-oo-oo-oo are, are, are, are
You-oo-oo-oo are, are, are, are

[Chorus 2]
Let’s go to the movies
I will hum you a song about nothing at all
Let’s go to the movies
I will hum you a song about nothing at all
Let’s go to the movies, let’s go to the movies
Nothing at all, nothing at all, nothing at all, nothing at all

[Chorus 1]
Oh, an incurable humanist you are
Oh, an incurable humanist you-oo-oo-oo are, are, are, are
You-oo-oo-oo are, are, are, are

[Chorus 2]
Let’s go to the movies
I will hum you a song about nothing at all
Let’s go to the movies
I will hum you a song about nothing at all
Let’s go to the movies, let’s go to the movies
Nothing at all, nothing at all, nothing at all, nothing at all

[Bridge]
Oh
Sit down class, open up your textbooks to page 42
Porcupine-ology, antler-ology
Car-ology, bus-ology, train-ology, plane-ology
Mama-ology, papa-ology, you-ology, me-ology
Love-ology, kiss-ology, stay-ology, please-ology
Let’s study class, let’s study, class, sit down

[Chorus 3]
Love-ology, love-ology, I’m sorry-ology, forgive me-ology
Love-ology, love-ology, I’m sorry-ology, forgive me-ology
Love-ology, love-ology, let’s study class, let’s study class
Love-ology, let’s study, class, sit down

Love-ology, love-ology, I’m sorry-ology, forgive me-ology
Love-ology, love-ology, I’m sorry-ology, forgive me-ology
Love-ology, love-ology, love-ology, love-ology
Love-ology, love-ology, love-ology, love-ology

[Outro]
Oh, an incurable humanist you are (x3)
Oh, forgive me, oh, forgive me, oh
Forgive me, forgive me, forgive me-ology (x6)