your eyes turn red

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In 1986  a friend  was sectioned with psychizophrenia.   Before he was sectioned he talked of his fear and knowledge of the condition he suspected that he had.   He knew what was happening to him,   he knew something of what was to come,   he was profoundly scared.     Another friend talked her way through why she should take her own life.   I listened one night.   I listened another night.   I listened again. I listened into the early hours of the morning.  It was overwhelming,   I didn’t have the answers,   she did.   She killed herself.   I moved into the  room she had lived and died in.   The rape stories,  like a gushing tap that you can’t turn-off.    You have to listen.   The often all to vivid knowledge of how their pain has changed their world-view  for them, stays with you.   Always.  

Meanwhile I was  trying to live in a  crumbling contorted fantasy where girls had full human rights and fell in love once, forever.    By 1986  I was denying the dream was dead while engaged in a futile, depserate, effort to resuscitate it.   Everyday could be the day the dream came true…

 The The sang  this is the day  

(warning: this video includes 1980’s hairstyles and  a brass section)

I started smoking. The The sang  slow train to dawn

your eyes turn red
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  1. Scarlet writes:

    And in the end smoking seems peripheral.
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  2. FJ writes:

    I recently downloaded a copy of Infected to my ipod – it amazed me how the lyrics that meant so much when I was 18 still have meaning today – although it’s from a completely different perspective

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  3. Tim writes:

    and The The sang ‘Love is stronger than Death’.

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  4. Madame Defarge writes:

    I remember smashing my copy of Infected when my boyfriend dumped me. Stupid really, my favourite album at the time and too many memories of first love gone bad. Infected seemed appropriate.

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