Ten Relatable Lyrics For Anxiety Sufferers

 Music is a huge part of how I manage my anxiety.  It’s how I cope with everyday life, to the point that I become restless and uncomfortable if I’m unable to listen to some for a while.  It’s very probably my biggest coping mechanism.  For someone who has gone through three mp3 players, that’s not very good.  Regardless, listening to music helps me massively (I even got sent to music therapy for a while).  It’s even more reassuring when there’s something relatable in the lyrics.  Something you can hold on to and think it’s not just me.  So without further ado, here are ten sets of lyrics that I find relatable to my anxiety.  I hope you find something in them too.


1. VersaEmerge – Figure It Out

With a swerve, my eyes avert
My mouth somehow forgets to work
So I stare until you shout
Wondering why you can’t figure me out

2. Young Guns – Weight Of The World

A continent of doubt weighs heavy on my mind,
How long can my brittle bones bend,
Before they yield and snap?
I don’t wanna know, ’cause I’m so scared,
It’s not gonna get easier than this,
Because it’s too much to bear, my darling, the weight of the world

3. Marina And The Diamonds – Obsessions

Supermarket, oh, what packet of crackers to pick?
They’re all the same, one brand one name, but really they’re not
Look, look, just choose something quick
People are staring, time to go quick
And skin is on fire
Just choose something, something, something
Pressure overwhelming
Next minute I am turning out of the door

4. Flyleaf – Set Me On Fire

Now I feel the fear rising up
Climbing up, taking over my body
And I feel my pulse starting up
Waking me again

5. Frank Iero – This Song Is A Curse

All alone now, nothing feels right
Just find ways to cope with feelings that you don’t understand
Because no one really cares how you feel
Just as long as you act how everyone else expects you to act

6. Panic! At The Disco – Trade Mistakes

I may never sleep tonight,
As long as you’re still burning bright.
If I could trade mistakes for sheep,
Count me away before you sleep.
I’ll stay awake ’til I trade my mistakes
Or they fade away
I feel marooned in this body
Deserted, my organs can go on without me.

7. Fall Out Boy – From Now On We Are Enemies

A downward spiral just a pirouette
G-g-getting worse till there’s n-n-nothing left
What good comes of something when I’m
just the ghost of nothing, nothing?
I’m just the man on the balcony singing
“Nobody will ever remember me”

8. Marina And The Diamonds – State Of Dreaming

If only you knew, my dear
How I live my life in fear
If only you knew, my dear
How I know my time is near

9. Paramore – Escape Route

If I could look past the present and get there
Well baby, it’s worth a shot
Just enough time to plan an escape route
I put my map on the wall in the basement
Not quite a victory to run from your problems
But it’s the only plan that I got
It’s the only plan that I got
And if you try to find me now, oh
I’m in all the echoes that have faded out
So, I’m moving on
Cos I just want to feel for once that I belong
That’s what’s going on

10. FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION – Stage 4 Fear Of Trying

If I face my fears
Would my skies be all but clear?
Probably not, then again
I’ve always held my doubts so close to my heart
That these frames have trapped all my better days
There they stay frozen and unscathed


Do you have any songs that you really relate to?  Feel free to share below or on Twitter @meanmoreblog
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Rethink | SAMH | Mind | SANE 
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