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The song ‘Mad Man’ by The Sweet Addiction describes the damage to confidence and self esteem that sexual abuse has on its victims.  Written in third party point of view and aimed directly at the abuser, the lyrics melodically criticize the actions of the man who left his victim in the vulnerable state that she has found herself stuck in ever since.  It perfectly illustrates the fears that victims often experience even long after the abuse is over, and highlights the disconnect between the way they view themselves versus the way others actually see them.  The song also serves as a reminder to victims that they are not alone in their struggles, as the singer repeatedly admits throughout the track that he, too, finds himself fighting the same demons the victim does.  A calming voice combined with subtle harmonies, makes this song is reminiscent of the acoustic music of Dashboard Confessional, The New Amsterdams, and Spill Canvas.

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Mad Man lyrics by The Sweet Addiction

You say “she doesn’t remember”
You’ve got a lot of nerve in you
You say “she’s over it forget her”
Shame, shame on you
I hope you know you’re a mad man

Sometimes it takes a fall
To let you know how tall you can really stand
And sometimes it takes us all
To be left holding an angel’s hand.

You’ve been this poor excuse of a man
Since 1998
Who ever thought that this beautiful world
Would be such a quiet place?

She still sleeps with the lights on
Cause she’s scared if the light’s gone
And just like every other teenage girl
She’s just looking for her place in this world,
I hope you know you’re a mad man

Sometimes it takes a fall
To let you know how tall you can really stand
And sometimes it takes us all
To be left holding an angel’s hand

And as for me
I don’t know what she sees
I see she’s a beautiful human being
And if the light’s left on
The only thing wrong that I see
Is that she’s just like me

Because I still sleep with my light on
Because I’m scared when the lights gone
And just like every other teenage boy
I’m just looking for a life to enjoy

And we cry
But you’ll never, ever see us do it
And we love
But we are so scared to use it
And we sing
Because we know that we got through it
And we’ll shout
Because the only thing left to do is
Hope you know you’re a mad man
Hope you know you’re a mad man

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