90s Songs Based on Mental Illness and Depression: Volume II

 

I published a list of 90s pop songs based on mental illness and depression earlier today.  I thought of a few more so I decided to make a second list.  Please enjoy.

 

Offspring, Self Esteem

This is a song about a man that stays in an emotionally abusive relationship with a woman because he has low self esteem.  During the bridge of the song he screams “The more I suffer, “The more you suffer means the more you really care, right?”  I have to admit that I’ve been in that head space.

 

Cypress Hill,  Insane in the Membrane

I don’t speak Spanish but thanks to Cypress Hill I know the Spanish word for crazy.  Insane in the Membrane is their most recognizable hit.  Their insanity is probably drug induced but insanity is a problem regardless of it’s cause.

 

Mary J. Blige, Not Gon’ Cry

Mary J. Blige had a lot of problems in the 90s.  I was debating on whether she belonged on this list or not because a broken heart is not quite the same as a mental problem.  But I love Mary and it’s my list so I decided to add her.  I wonder if Mary has ever met the guy from Offspring.  Perhaps they would get along.

 

Garbage, I’m Only Happy When it Rains

I remember this band and this song but it was never one of my favorites.  This is a little gift from You Tube suggestions.  But it’s perfect for this list and now that I’m listening to it I like it.  As the kids would say it’s a bop.  For the most part I’m a happy go lucky girl but I can identify with the sentiment of this song.  I personally enjoy a bit of internal drama.  It’s fun.  And I do love rain.

 

Way back when there was a band called Lords of the Underground.  I only remembered one song of their so I decided to do a bit of research on their song lyrics.  With a name like that I figured they were a little off and they made music expressing that.   I hit the jackpot.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, “Psycho”.   No one has a video with lyrics uploaded to YT.

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