Lyrics I find relatable as an Autistic person

Oingo Boingo - “On the Outside”

This is where it all begins
On the outside, looking in
Looking in at you
I’m just an alien through and through
Tryin’ to make believe I’m you
Tryin’ to fit
Just a stranger on the outside, looking in

Talking Heads - “Psycho Killer”

You start a conversation, you can’t even finish it
You’re talking a lot, but you’re not saying anything
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed
Say something once, why say it again?

Faith No More - “Falling to Pieces”

Layin’ face down on the ground
My fingers in my ears to block the sound
My eyes shut tight to avoid the sight
Anticipatin’ the end, losin’ the will to fight

Depeche Mode - “Wrong”

There’s something wrong with me chemically
Something wrong with me inherently
The wrong mix in the wrong genes
I reached the wrong ends by the wrong means
It was the wrong plan in the wrong hands
With the wrong theory for the wrong man
The wrong eyes on the wrong prize
The wrong questions with the wrong replies

The Smiths - “How Soon Is Now?”

You shut your mouth, how can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does


Here’s a Spotify playlist of songs that I personally find relatable to Autistic experiences or that I feel have Autistic vibes. It’s mostly 80s new wave/post-punk and Mike Patton projects because that’s the kind of music I love!

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