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Thursday, 5 July 2012

MICHAEL DES BARRES WRITES: You're my Pain Killer

I wrote this to fundamentally explain "You're my Pain Killer":

There's not a person alive who hasn't felt the pain of a child, lover, relative or friend that has to take anti-depressant medication - our culture needs it, it seems. My song "You're my Pain Killer" deals with this difficult subject in a metaphoric and metaphysical way. I know from personal experience (a family member) that the right meds taken correctly can really help save a life. I know the frustration and powerlessness of family and friends is almost unbearable. My song aims at that issue. Perhaps ingeniously, I posit that love and care, unconditionally, supplements this painful condition. I am simply drawing attention to this punishing plight. Of course, I understand the need for medication. I am underscoring the need, also, for non-judgemental understanding of this manifestation of the ennui of today's challenges. I think music has proved to be the great communicator, and I pray that this song can be seen as a plea for love and understanding.



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