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Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
a psychoSONGanalysis by psychologist, Dr Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr BLT
Song: Get Stoned
Album: Extreme Behavior
The Song with Music that
Rocks and a Message that Reeks
Just hear me out
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.
Just hear me out