Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Own Prison of Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month, #6: Name that Tune!

Today's prompt is to choose a theme song for Migraine disease and see if there is a YouTube video of the song to add to the blog post.

I think Creed's "My Own Prison" is always the song that comes to mind when I think of migraines. The title kind of says enough, don't you think? The song was originally written about the lead singer of Creed's questions about religion and God, but the way it talks about the prison he feels he's in describes what I feel during a migraine precisely. I'll quote some of the lyrics, selectively:

"The walls cold and pale
The cage made of steel
Screams fill the room
Alone I drop and kneel."

"Silence now the sound
My breathe the only motion around"

"All held captive out from the sun
A sun that shines only on some
We, the meek, are all in one."

The lyrics describe the cool, dark, silence I need when I have a migraine. Screams fill the room, and alone I drop and kneel--though I can't scream out loud, I want to scream at the pain, and it FEELS as though there are screams in my head. I don't kneel, but I plead with God or any power that might take the pain away. In describing how the writer is captive out from the sun, it describes how light hurts, and how I feel captive by the pain, away from the world, like the sun only shines on those without migraine. It's a very lonely feeling when in pain. I hate to complain, but that makes it all the lonelier in some ways. Finally, the line "We, the meek are all in one" reminds me that really and truly, only those who go through the same pain of migraine understand how I feel. I am so blessed to have others in my life who are very sympathetic and empathetic, but to really understand the pain, the loneliness and fear, only those with chronic migraines or another painful debilitating illness can understand it. It's not a failure of those around me who try to understand and truly want to understand, it's just how it is.

The link to the video can be found at Creed--"My Own Prison".

What is your theme song for Migraine disease?

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by

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