Singled Out: Michael Des Barres' You're My Pain Killer
There's not a person alive who hasn't felt the pain of a child, lover, relative or friend that has to take anti-depressant medication...our culture needs it, it seems.. my song "You're My Pain Killer" deals with this difficult subject in a metaphoric and metaphysical way.
I know from personal experience (a family member) that the right meds taken correctly can really help save a life ...I know the frustration and powerlessness of family and friends is almost unbearable. My song aims at that issue. perhaps ingeniously I posit that love and care, unconditionally supplements this painful condition. I am simply drawing attention to this punishing plight. Of course I understand the need for medication...I am underscoring the need, also ,for non judgmental understanding of this manifestation of the ennui of today's challenges.
I think music has proved to be the great communicator and I pray that this song can be seen as a plea for love and understanding.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself, check out the video and learn more about the album right here!