This is a Really Real Mental Health Post.
But also a Really Real Music Post.
P!nk released a new album recently. I’m not exactly sure when, it just kind of showed up on my Spotify one day and I’ve had it on repeat ever since.
Every time I think I find a favorite song on the album, I catch the lyrics from another one and realize that one is now a favorite.
Really, 90% of the album just speaks to my soul.
The album is called Hurts 2B Human.
The title track has this verse.
“You make it sound so pretty even when it’s not
Didn’t choose, but it’s the only one we’ve got
And sometimes, I get so tired of getting tied up in my thoughts
You’re the only one that ever makes it stop”
And while I don’t believe Wonder Woman is the only person that can help me out of my own thoughts, it sure does help having her by my side.
Another song makes me remember that as open and vulnerable as I am, there is still so much I hide, even from those who are closest to me.
“And I swear, not tryna be vindictive
I’m just terrified that you might see me different
You’ll change your mind, tell me that I’m crazy
Tell me that I’m okay, tell me that you’ll stay”
“Happy” and “Courage” talk directly about mental health and the struggle to grow and get healthy.
How many of us can relate to this?
“Since I was 17
I’ve always hated my body
And it feels like my body’s hated me
Can somebody find me a pill to make me un-afraid of me?”
How many of us want to be happy, want to heal from our own trauma, but can’t overcome our past because it’s too comfortable?
“I don’t wanna be this way forever
Keep telling myself that I’ll get better
Every time I try I always stop me
Maybe I’m just scared to be happy”
Maybe we just need to find our courage?
“I need to grow, here I could be
Closer to light, closer to me
Don’t have to do this perfectly”
“Have I the courage to change?
Have I the courage to change today?”
It’s no secret that pink is my favorite color and P!nk is my favorite singer and I’m so excited about this newest album.