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Song Released: 2011


Get Well Lyrics

We throw tantrums like parties
We're not happy 'til everyone knows we're sick
And that's just how we like it
We've hurt bad enough, right, we've earned it

Don't tell the others but it's all getting old
I mean how many more times must...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 18th report

    Definitely about mental illness, no question about it. I relate to so much of this. Whether it be BPD, eating disorders, depression, etc. This song makes PERFECT sense to me, like I feel like you have to personally relate to all this and have mental illness in order to really understand this song and how completely and utterly TRUE this all is. Like she hit the nail on the head with this one.

    Like the “we’re not happy till everyone knows we’re sick” is like perfect. Sometimes the emotional anguish you’re in is so horrible you can’t help but try to (more or less subtly) make other people aware that you’re not okay. And often when you’ve made it clear to them, you often regret it because then they either try to interfere or they get mad at you, so you’re just trying to get out that you’re not alright but it backfires.

    “I meant it when I said I wanna get well, I wanna get well. Are the rest of you so content, stay where you are but it hurts like hell. And I'm sure it's fun at first, test your pulse and check your vitals. If it's only a game you lost me, I quit it with the suicidal recital.”

    With this part, she’s basically calling out everyone else who sorta holds onto their mental illness/trauma and basically just lives for it/becomes it, as if there’s nothing else to them as a person. Like people say they want to get better and wish they were “normal” but they deny help or self-sabotage. She’s asking if all those people are actually content with living like that as if there’s nothing more to life and they can stay in their issue and not try to get better but it just causes more pain. And like it’s kinda “fun” to live life on the edge and you check how your body is. Idk how to explain this but personally I relate to this line so much with my eating disorder. At some point I became completely obsessed with my heart rate and constantly check and monitor is and always want to know my vitals because if my pulse is getting lower and lower and my vitals are worse, that means I’m doing “well” with my eating disorder (losing weight, affecting my body, getting worse. etc). The last thing I want is a “normal” heart rate and “normal” vitals. So I constantly track them and try to make them worse. And it’s honestly fun. And she’s saying if people are treating it all just like a game then she doesn’t get it because why would anyone want to be in pain or risk their life, and she’s making the decision to try to turn her life around. And she specifically said “suicidal recital” because recitals are competitions and also have an audience, so this group of people who are struggling are “performing” for the audience, but also competing amongst themselves to see who is worse (struggles more/has the worst trauma) so they can “win” at suffering more and feel validated.

    “Can you find me friends that don't rank me on what I've been through. The more battle scars the more attention it gets you.”

    Like I said in the above paragraph, in the mental illness community, there is a lot of competition (especially with eating disorders), yes I know it’s weird but yeah. You want to the the one who suffers more or has the worst/most trauma because then your struggle seems more valid/people will feel more sorry for you.

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2017 report

    The song is talking about the group of people who have a goal, to have the saddest story. They make sure everyone knows their story and how hard they've had it in life while Ariel actually goes through what she says she's been through. The chorus is about how nobody wants to get better because without they're problems their nothing. But Ariel actually wants to get better because her pain is real. I know this song is accurate in this aspect because I was like that.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2015 report

    Okay, I'm just going to point out the most interesting line (in my opinion) in the whole entire song- The one that gets to me-
    "Being alone is only fun in a group, but sort of loses its' charm when it's true."

    It's SO freaking true.
    {I know that's not an interpretation, but whatever. :)}

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2013 report

    I think she's saying how like someone else said, they get used to being sad. She actually wants to be happy. She wants to get well. "I want out, I know I don't need this. Can you find me friends that don't rank me on what I've been through
    The more battle scars the more attention it gets you " She want's friends who don't judge her for her scars. "the rest of you so content, stay where you are but it hurts like hell" She's not okay with being sad. She knows she deserves to be happy.
    This song made me realize I need to save myself.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 28th 2013 report

    Right now I'm feeling pretty sick. Going through a rough time. I just wanna get well. I think she's tired of feeling depressed and wants to get out of the hole. She wants to break free. I can relate.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2012 report

    I believe she means about being it means about being in a mental hospital..
    ''Check your pulse and check your vitals''
    They do that to check on you if your normal or not
    The mental people in a mental hospital are sick...
    ''all we got left is a sorry pile of hearts im getting out going to write myself a new start come on dry your eyes meet me on the other side ''
    People that feel empathy about that person
    and when she means new start is a new life or a new beginning

  7. Leberist
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    Jul 18th 2012 report

    This song is about getting over depression. The chorus describes depression as a disease that one can recover from and also portrays depression as a sort of game people play with themselves. However, lead vocalist Ariel, says "if it's only a game you lost me, I quit it with the suicidal recital." Finally, to all people suffering from depression she says, "we know better now, we don't have to live like this, go tell them all we don't have to live like this."

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2011 report

    I think in this song Ariel is saying that she's sick of emo culture, where people get used to being miserable and just brag about how messed up they are. She doesn't want to be stuck in that rut, she wants to break free, face her past and get well.

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2011 report

    "Get Well", a song about overcoming the demons in your past. "I've gone through depression and found in talking with listeners that at some point almost everyone has hated their lives," vocalist Ariel says. "It's so easy to get stuck there, but we want to encourage people to quit letting the past ruin your life. So many people were molested, abused, have messed up home lives, or are dealing with their parents getting divorced, but we're trying to make a statement about getting over the past to the point of not just being healthy, but actually being happy."


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