Music and Mental Health

ANXIETY

Ariana Grande “Get Well Soon”

Sweetener_album_coverThey say my system is overloaded
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
I’m too much in my head, did you notice?
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
My body’s here on Earth, but I’m floating
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
Disconnected, so sometimes, I feel frozen and alone

This is for everybody.
Babe, you gotta take care of your body

 

Rihanna “Disturbia”

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No more gas in the red, can’t even get it started
Nothing heard, nothing said. Can’t even speak about it
All my life on my head. Don’t want to think about it
Feels like I’m going insane

It’s a thief in the night to come and grab you
It can creep up inside you and consume you
A disease of the mind – It can control you
It’s too close for comfort

 

DEPRESSION

Biggie Smalls “Suicidal Thoughts”

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I swear to God

I want to just slit my wrists and end this bullshit
Throw the Magnum to my head, threaten to pull shit
And squeeze until the bed’s completely red

I’m glad I’m dead, a worthless fuckin’ buddha head
The stress is buildin’ up, I can’t— I can’t believe
Suicide’s on my fuckin’ mind, I wanna leave
I swear to God I feel like death is fuckin’ callin’ me

 

Linkin Park “Numb”

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I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
I don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
Every step that I take is another mistake to you

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
By becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

 

MENTAL ILLNESS

Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks”

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There’s an old voice in my head that’s holding me back
Well tell her that I miss our little talks

Soon it will all be over, and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love
Some days I don’t know if I am wrong or right.
Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear

 

 

Kanye West “Yikes”

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Shit could get menacin’, frightenin’, find help
Sometimes I scare myself, myself

You see? You see? That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout.
That’s why I fuck with Ye
See that was my third person.

That’s my bipolar shit, what?
That’s my superpower – ain’t  no disability
I’m a superhero! I’m a superhero!

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Amy Winehouse “Rehab”

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The man said, “why do you think you here?”
I said, “I got no idea.” I’m gonna –
I’m gonna lose my baby
So I always keep a bottle nearHe said, “I just think you’re depressed”
This me, “yeah, baby, and the rest”They tried to make me go to rehab
But I said, “no, no, no”

 

 

 

Demi Lovato “Sober”

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I don’t know, I don’t know,
I don’t know, I don’t know why
I do it every, every, every time
It’s only when I’m lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave and I don’t wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I’m lonely

Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore