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Old 10-29-2016, 12:25 PM
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I'm pretty sure that everyone has heard the song Borderline by Madonna. It sounds like a song about a woman proclaiming her love for a man. That's one interpretation. Another interpretation is that the woman is mentally disabled. The mental illness is called Borderline personality disorder. Here are the symptoms:

1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.

2. A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.

3. Chronic feelings of emptiness.

4. Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights)

This is one interpretation. Let's hear your feedback!

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Old 10-29-2016, 03:08 PM
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Hmm... I can see a bit of what you're talking about, but I don't think the intention of the lyric was that deep. It was written by her producer for her, and it seems pretty straight forward.

I had a close family member with lifelong debilitating BPD. It wasn't nearly as sexy as a young Madonna pulled off with this fluffy morsel.
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:16 PM
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if you scrutinize the lyrics of a lot of pop songs, they sound creepy or obsessive. How many times have you heard some variation of "I can't live without you?" The Police song "Every Breath You Take" is pretty much the stalker's theme song.

Not sure why you singled out this song, except maybe because the title is a kind of personality disorder?
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