Don't think for a beat it makes it better when you sit her down and tell her everything gonna be all right
She knows in society she either is a devil or an angel with no inbetween
She speaks in the third person so she can forget that she's me.
On her twenty-second birthday, she already is an old maid.
To her, death is quite romantic; she wears an iron vest.
Her profession's her religion; her sin is her lifelessness,
And though her eyes are fixed upon Noah's great rainbow,
She spends her time peeking into Desolation Row.
Definition: a condition wherein the sufferer exhibits patterns of self-destruction caused by influences both external and internal, and the inability to tell the difference. An Opheliac may suffer from some mental illness such as bipolar disorder, which, unfortunately, only serves to absolve those around her from any responsibility for driving her mad themselves, this supposing the patient far madder than she in fact is.
You Might Be An Opheliac If You:
~ wouldn’t know who you were if you weren’t suffering
~ are strangely attracted to those who may just kill you
~ spend just a bit too much time in the bathtub
No known cure; symptoms may be managed by the copious use of anti-depressants, manic suppressants, anti-psychotics, the occasional straightjacket, and, most importantly, an extended stay in an insane asylum.