Song That Expresses This Kind Of Relationship Well

There's a song that's been out about a year, but I only listened to it clearly the other day, and when I looked up the lyrics I was amazed at how well it describes a relationship that involves a guy with borderline personality disorder. The male singer shows the ambivalent and shifting emotions of this kind of partner. Then the female ex-partner joins in and says she is tired of being blamed for everything, etc.
It's called "Somebody that I used to Know" by Gotye.
The song with video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY
The lyrics (some are hard to comprehend from the recording) are here:
http://www.metrolyrics.com/somebody-that-i-used-to-know-lyrics-gotye.html
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The songwriter may have BPD and not be aware of it, but he describes the dynamic of the relationships one sees recounted in this group over and over.
TrueBlue135 TrueBlue135
51-55, F
2 Responses May 20, 2012

I had the exact same reaction. Even little details in the song reflected my past relationship. Insane. Helping the healing process to remind myself of what I'm free from :)

I thought the same when I first heard the song....my own haunting memories put to words and music of life with a BPD.