Sometimes that’s what we need. For someone to tell us that it’s all going to be alright. Especially for those of us with anxiety. And what better way to do this than through song? So below, I made a short list of songs to make you feel better.
Plenty of us have ADD or ADHD, and it’s nice to hear from others who struggle with the same condition. That’s why tonight, I bring you three songs that mention ADD or ADHD.
ADD – Chris Webby
I can’t focus but it’s straight.
At least I got a good excuse
When all of my work is late.
Baby, can’t pay attention,
But there is still a place
In my brain that allows me to
Murder a mix tape.”
Looking on the bright side.
ADHD – Hopsin
“Never in my life, did I think I would get it
Until the other day they told me, I was diagnosed wit’ it”
Those are about the tamest lyrics in the entire song. Trigger warning for violence.
Weirdo – Chris Webby
And I saved the best for last.
“Ever since I came into the world back in ’88
Had anxious brain waves with a baby face
Up in my crib I just laid awake ‘fore I could say my shapes
I was immersed in this crazy place
Me and normal ain’t compatible
I am from another universe so come and tag along
I wasn’t like the other kids up in my class at all
Doctor saying, ‘Somethings wrong with him, give him Adderall'”
Pretty accurate, huh? Shout out to everyone who can relate! You’re far from alone, as you can see from this playlist.
It’s understandable to feel hopeless. This world puts us through struggles at every turn at times, and sometimes we just need someone to tell us that it’s okay, that your struggle is understood, and that you are not wrong for feeling that way. Sometimes music is a good way to get us through such feelings. At least it is for me. So, in no particular order, here’s my list of songs that you should listen to when you feel hopeless. Some will lift you up, and others will simply let you know that they understand. In any case, they have helped me when I’m in a dark place.