Songs About Mental Illness

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    I'm curious. Are there songs you know that are about mental illness such as depression? Share down below.


    From my interpretation, this song deals with inner battles.
    "I want to breathe too. I want to swallow the rain & lay roots. Like real grass".
     
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    The first song that comes to mind is Bang Yongguk - AM 4:44. The lyrics make it really obvious that he's been dealing with a lot of internal issues.
    Hope he feels better soon, but mental illnesses don't go away easily. A lot of times, they don't go away at all.
     
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    beautiful sa by Bish is about somebody with depression struggling to find something beautiful in their life

    Listen to beautifulさ by BiSHidol #np on #SoundCloud
     
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    Agust D (suga) - The last.

    This song is really something a depressed person can relate.
     
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    Tablo- Home. The lyrics describe the protagonist (Tablo) as someone whose sadness has now become his home. Those with depression may see that their illness has now enveloped their entire world. Homes for people are a familiar place, thus, Tablo's depression is a very familiar feeling.
     
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    Ga In - Black and White


    There are two girls in me
    One is black & one is white
    No one can deny her
    Black & white
    Even I get her confused
    Oh black & white
    No one can point fingers at her
    Black & white

    Oh Her voice wraps around my body
    Oh Please let me go

    Every time I see you,
    I go crazy, go crazy
    Your face that has coldly frozen,
    oh go away
    Every time I see you,
    I get tired, get tired
    Your breath that suffocates me in the darkness,
    oh black & white

    Oh She makes me cry and laugh
    Oh Please let me go

    Every time I see you,
    I go crazy, go crazy
    Your face that has coldly frozen,
    oh go away
    Every time I see you,
    I get tired, get tired
    Your breath that suffocates me in the darkness,
    oh black & white

    I always wait for that time
    Even in the confusion that makes me go crazy
    Hold my hand again
    Don’t ever hold my hand again

    Every time I see you,
    I go crazy, go crazy
    Your face that has coldly frozen,
    oh go away
    Every time I see you,
    I get tired, get tired
    Your breath that suffocates me in the darkness,
    oh black & white

    Ga In - Two Women


    Oh my darling you
    Oh my lover is you, my valentine
    I’ll tell you a story that’s really hard to believe

    From a long time ago
    There lived a different me in my heart
    So strangely
    I don’t remember the three hours with you last night

    She is she is really
    Prettier at night than during the day
    A bright red flower blooms with lies
    Its poison spreads when sweet love is whispered
    A more fatal temptation than an evil snake

    Oh my darling you
    What makes your clear eyes go completely blind
    Is a secret skill that only she has

    Why don’t you know who I am yet?

    She is she is really
    Prettier at night than during the day
    A bright red flower blooms with lies
    Its poison spreads when sweet love is whispered
    More dangerous than an evil snake

    Run farther away
    Don’t blame me if you get everything stolen tonight
    If you promise sweet love, it’ll be too late
    A more fatal temptation than an evil snake

    Oh my darling you
    Lift your head and look at me
    When I’m talking about this
    Who do you see me as in your eyes?


    To me both of these songs could mean she's fighting against her other self/she has split personalities/her inner demons or darkness that make her not herself.

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    JeA - Mia (Lost Child)

    Yes it has to do with a break up but it's so much deeper than that. After the break up she spirals into such a depression she questions whether or not she should live and thinks her life is nothing but darkness now. Thinking only this person she loves was the reason for her existence but now they've gone and she feels like she has no meaning.
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    Sunny Hill - Pray

    To me this song is easily about depression and suicide. Open to interpretation but for me it fits with the illness and it could be that she tried to kill herself and is dying but is now wishing to start again and go back. Not saying that's 100% what the song is about but it's what I feel it is.
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    These are my interpretations :D
     
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    Taeyang - Love You Til Death

    Obsession/Denial/Depression... might sound like a heartbroken song but the lyrics are quite dark when you analyze them and in context, one can see that the person singing the lyrics is quite depressed and mentally unstable (Tablo is a freaking genius)




    Tablo - Airbag

    Basically, Fever's End Part 1 & 2 deal with a lot of depressing subjects balanced by songs that showed how Tablo was able to overcome his shortcomings.




    BIGBANG - Loser

    The title kinda gives it away...

     
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    this ^
    during BAP hiatus, Yongguk released AM 4:44 and Zelo released No Title, below

    both clearly about depression. as a fan, when they released both songs, i was depressed myself. the reason why i hate ts till now

    and this one..

    written by both yongguk and zelo in recent noir album, its about suicide for sure
     
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    ive always noticed this with gdragons and some of bigbangs songs that even though the song is upbeat but if you look up the lyrics they are actually quite sad
     
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    Pricked - Mino and Taehyun
     
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    Do you just want Kopp songs??
    If not then check this
     
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    SUGA-THE LAST
    Its the story about himself,is suffering and struggles.I cried when I read the lyrics.

    On the other side of the famous idol rapper
    Stands my weak self, it’s quite dangerous
    Depression, OCD, they keep coming back again from time to time
    Hell no perhaps that might be my true self

    damn huh feeling estranged in reality
    The conflict with ideal, my head hurts
    Around the age of 18, socio-phobia developed in me
    Right, that was when my mind was gradually polluted

    At times I’m scared of myself too,
    Self hated and thanks to the depression that takes over me
    Min Yoongi is dead already (I’m dead)
    Comparing my dead passion with others, it’s now a part of my daily life

    On the first visit to psychiatric ward, my parents came up with me
    We listened to the consultation together, my parents said they don’t truly understand me
    I don’t understand myself well either, then who would understand?
    Friend? Or you? Nobody knows me well


    The doctor asks me
    I answered without any hesitation that I have done

    Habitual saying uh I don’t give a shit I don’t give a fuck
    All those words uh those words are said to hide my weak self
    Those days I wish I could erase
    Right, that performance day which I don’t remember very well
    The day I confronted myself when I hid inside the toilet because I was scared of people

    That time I, that time I
    I thought success will make everything fine
    But you see, but you see
    As time goes by, I feel like I’m turning into a monster

    I’ve exchanged my youth for success, and that monster demands for more wealth
    At times it puts a collar on my neck to ruin and swallow me with greed
    Some try to shut my mouth and say I should swallow both good and evil
    I don’t want it they want me to leave this hill

    shit shit I got it so stop it
    I’m the root of all this so I’ll stop myself
    If my misfortune is your happiness, I’ll happily stay unfortunate
    If I’m the figure of hate, I’ll get on the guillotine

    The things I’ve imaged about turns into reality
    My childhood dreams are in front of my eyes
    The night when I performed in front of 2 audience
    Now Tokyo Dome is right in front my nose
    My one and only life, I can easily live it passionately than any other
    my fan my hommie my fam I hope you don’t worry because I’m really okay now damn

    I’ve denied my nature many times
    My address is idol and I won’t deny
    The anguish that dug into my mind countless times
    There’s no answer at the end of wandering

    My pride which I thought I had given away has turned into self-respect
    My fans, keep your head high with pride because who can do it like me uh

    Seiko, Rolex, AX (hall) and Gymnastic (stadium)
    The heads of thousands nodding to my hand gesture
    Show me the money, it’s not that I couldn’t but I didn’t shit
    Selling ourselves or not, you all say we couldn’t do it but we didn’t shit
    The root of my creativity has tasted the sweet, bitter and shit of this world
    Those days when I laid down to sleep on the toilet floor, it’s all memories now uh they’re now memories
    My shoulder which shattered thanks to the accident I met during my part time job
    The debut which I clung as if it was my life
    Who do you think your fool by pretending you’ve gone through all the miseries

    Seiko, Rolex, AX (hall) and Gymnastic (stadium)
    The heads of thousands nodding to my hand gesture
    Sorrow created me uh look at me closely uh
    Selling ourselves or not you all say we couldn’t do it but we didn’t shit
     
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    all of this song is about struggle as an idol. still lonely describes how they feel after all of their schedule finished. can't see the end is about reaching for dreams eventhought you already know it's hard. woozi solo song describe that he just want a simple life despite of his role as seventeen's producer.
     
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    The only thing that came to my mind is August D-The Last.

    I was more shocked and afraid than sad. It hurts me to see that we could just lost Min Yoongi :(
     
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