Boulevard of Broken Dreams (cover)–“BPD” cover.

Ted Giffin, a musician, said he read my earlier post from today that compared the lyrics of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” to the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and this arrangement of the song was inspired by that post.

My comments about his version:

I like this arrangement-the melody sounds slightly “off” but in a way I think you intended. It does seem as if there is more than one voice all kind of at war with each other, and there seems to be a scattered kind of feeling and some kind of extraneous “noise” like the noise that goes on in the head of a triggered Borderline (or person with CPTSD/PTSD). I think this is what you intended…anyway, I think this is a really interesting version and the vocals are good.

You can listen to Ted’s arrangement on his blog post.  Enjoy!

6/6/16:  Ted just posted the music video:

Artist- Ted Giffin - Musician

I was surfing the internet today checking out blog posts.
I came across one that made me think of the Green Day Song called
‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, in an entirely new light.
The thought was that the lyrics were an accurate expression of
the internal experiences of someone who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder.
I have had friends who struggle with the affliction.
So I tried to sing the song from that vantage point.
To see the post, that inspired my version. Visit:

Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one and I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone

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About luckyotter

This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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4 Responses to Boulevard of Broken Dreams (cover)–“BPD” cover.

  1. tedgiffin says:

    Hey! I just got done with the Video that you suggested making! I want you to know some of my thinking with the imagery. I wanted to get across the sense of disassociation, the black/white thinking, the feeling of abandonment like being alone in a crowd, a taste of sexual impulsiveness (insert impulsive ideas here), the loneliness of it all. Haven’t posted it to youtube yet. I put the link to my page here again…

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  2. nowve666 says:

    I love this song. You know how much I appreciated it in your earlier blog. How cool that a musician would make an arrangement just on the basis of your blog. I think I still prefer the original by Green Day but both are awesome.


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