U2 song about ECT

 

Bono lead singer of U2

Bono lead singer of U2

Bono wrote a song “Electric Co.,”1980”  The song was written after Bono, U2″s lead singer, visited a school friend at Dublin”s St. Brendan”s Psychiatric Hospital where he had just undergone electroshock.  U2 the Dublin  based ban has become known for advocating for social justice.

The video of the song “Electric Co” is  below: 

 

electriccosonglyrics

Boy, stupid boy
Don’t sit at the table until you’re able to
Toy, broken toy
Shout and shout, you’re inside out
If you don’t know
Electric Co.
If you don’t know
Electric Co.    

Red, running red
Play for real, talk and feel
A hole in your head
You won’t shout, you’re spoon fed

If you don’t know
Electric Co.
If you don’t know
Electric Co.

Two, three, four
I can’t stop
Useless is the castle wall
Useless is the metal wall
He’s gonna jump

If you don’t know
Electric Co.
If you don’t know
Electric Co.
If you don’t know
Electric Co.
If you don’t know 
Electric Co.
If you don’t know
Electric Co.
If you don’t know
Electric Co.

Till someone leaves him below
He’s searched high and low
A tap on the wrist and he’d know
Somebody hear him
Just leave him
I can’t find my way home
I’m alone
I’ve lost my way home
You know and you know
And you know and you know
And you know barpinkslim1 

St. Brendans Hospital in Dublin, Ireland

St. Brendans Hospital in Dublin, Ireland

“Once again the conditions found on inspection in St Brendan’s Hospital were extremely poor. The Mental Health Commission was informed as a matter of urgency and the service has submitted a plan to the Commission to remedy these deficits…admissions to St Brendan’s were due to cease with the opening of the unit in Connolly Hospital…which despite multiple start dates had not yet fully opened.”

– in the article called “How we treat the most vulnerable patients”

Link:  www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=13679

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“Scandal of mental hospitals persists”

– read the article about some of hospitals in Ireland, St. Brendan’s hospital is quoted – see the link below:

http://www.village.ie/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=73

 

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