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Single Serving
a psychoSONGanalysis by psychologist, Dr Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr BLT
Song: Get Stoned
Artist: Hinder
Album: Extreme Behavior

The Song with Music that Rocks and a Message that Reeks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jdILYbSkwQ

Just hear me out
If it's not perfect I'll perfect it till my heart explodes
I highly doubt
I can make it through another of your episodes
Lashing out
One of the petty moves you pull before you lose control
You wear me out
But it's all right now
Lets go home and get stoned../

Never mind that I earn my living getting into disturbed psyches, trying to untangle mangled relationships, and unscrambling messed up minds and emotions.  It doesn't take a psychologist, or any mental health professional to figure out the message contained in this song, a song by one of my favorite bands, music-wise, and one of my least favorite bands, message-wise. 

The music clearly rocks the house down.  There is a fever and intensity that delivers a modern alt rock style with unbridled passion and urgency.  The problem involves the message that laces the brilliantly written, brilliantly produced, brilliantly delivered music.

The message is this: If you're the victim of an abusive relationship, and if you're involved with a woman who offers a Bipolar Disorder complete with a side order of Borderline Personality Disorder, instead of addressing the problems; instead of ending a poisonous relationship; and instead of addressing your highly disturbed desire to be the recipient of some termagant's rage, simply escape your pain with drugs and sex.  If you want to find the perfect definition of regression; the perfect definition of dysfunction; the perfect definition of developmental impasse; and the perfect definition of Freud's dark death force known as Thanatos, look no further for these definitions than in the lyrics in this song. 

Am I missing something here?  Is there a more positive, less destructive message here somewhere between the lines.  I hope so, because I love it far too much,  and I'm far too addicted to the music to give it up.

Get Stoned
Hinder

Just hear me out
If it's not perfect I'll perfect it till my heart explodes
I highly doubt
I can make it through another of your episodes
Lashing out
One of the petty moves you pull before you lose control
You wear me out
But it's all right now
Lets go home and get stoned
We could end up makin love instead of misery
Go home and get stoned
Cause the sex is so much better when you're mad at me
You wear me out (We could end up making love instead of misery)
But it's all right now
Without a doubt
The break up is worth the make up sex you're givin me
Lets hash it out
Cause your bitchin and your yellin don't mean anything
Don't count me out
I can handle all the baggage that you're carrying
You wear me out
But it's all right now
Let's go home and get stoned
We could end up makin love instead of misery
Go home and get stoned
Cause the sex is so much better when you're mad at me
You wear me out (We could end up makin love instead of misery)
But it's alright now
Lets go home and get stoned
We could end up makin love instead of misery
Go home and get stoned
Cause the sex is so much better when you're mad at me
Go home and get stoned
We could end up making love instead of misery
Go home and get stoned
Cause the sex is so much better when you're mad at me
You wear me out
(We could end up makin love instead of misery)
But it's all right now
(Cause the sex is so much better when you're mad at me)
Lets go home and get stoned
Lets go home and get stoned
Lets go home and get stoned
Lets go home and get stoned/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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