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Mormon Stories #77-83: Paul Toscano

Song of the Week: Unwell

Over the last two years since I started cutting back my participation in the LDS Church, occasionally those still fully connected with the church have questioned my sanity.  "Are you crazy?," they'll say. "How can you give up the blessings of the gospel?" Etc.  At the same time, I have seen some of my fellows in the disaffected Mormon community question whether "true-believing Mormons" have a few toys in the attic.  It's a curious thing to me, having been an ardent believer in Mormonism and now being called a "persistent" critic of the same, that folks on both sides question the sanity of those on the other.  I don't think I was crazy when I was a devout Mormon, and I don't think I am mad now.  I simply view the world (and religion) differently than before.  I don't think my devout Mormon friends are nuts--they just view the world differently than I do.  So, this week's song is dedicated to all who have ever had their grip on reality questioned.  It's "Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty.

All day
Staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night
Hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something
Hold on
I'm feeling like I'm headed for a
Breakdown
I don't know why

I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile 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

Me
Talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train
I know
I know they've all been talking 'bout me
I can hear them whisper
And it makes me think there must be something wrong
With me
Out of all the hours thinking
Somehow
I've lost my mind

I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile 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 been talking in my sleep
Pretty soon they'll come to get me
Yeah, they're taking me away
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile 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

Hey, how I used to be
How I used to be, yeah
Well I'm just a little unwell
How I used to be
How I used to be

Comments

SillyNut

One of my favorite songs. I also like Inside Out by Eve 6 for this reason. It really explains how I tried to twist myself up to find faith in nothing.

D in D

Equality, Did you put this song out there for Jordan F.?

Equality

D in D:

I thought you couldn't post here anymore? It's for all who have been accused of being a little crazy at one time or another.

D in D

Equality, Sorry if I confused you yesterday, I wear the pants around here. What I’m trying to say is, when my wife’s out doing her thing, I’m in charge. She just stepped out for a minute this morning.

Mayan Elephant

"I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell "

so thats the source of your wisdom. thanks man.

wry catcher

Love this song. Nice little post intro'ing it, too.

SML

Equality ~

Are you CRAZY?? I like this song too!

:)

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