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10 Songs That Get Real About Mental Health

on August 09, 2017, 12:00am
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Kid Cudi – “Wounds”


In October 2016, the Cleveland rapper penned a gut-wrenching Facebook post about his decision to seek professional help after battling anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. If you’ve listened to Cudi’s older material, you know he’s been candid about struggling with drugs and depression. While it may not have been a shock for him to receive psychiatric attention, it was his willingness to go public about his decision that got everyone talking. A couple months after receiving treatment, his sixth studio album “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’” dropped — both loyal listeners and newcomers were more curious than ever about what he had to say.

Wounds is a song for people fighting depression. He questions why he doesn’t feel “whole” and details the challenges of grasping your identity. But it’s also just as much a song about healing, as he urges: “You gotta dig deep” and “Sew the wounds [yourself].”

Revealing Lyrics: “We all have times when we weep/ It’s a troubled life, traumatized psychologically/ I pray in the shadows when I’m speakin’ to no one/ Myself, did everything right, didn’t I?/ So why aren’t I whole?”

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