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Someone Else’s Heart (Original Song about Mental Illness)

December 10, 2019


Hi, everyone! Today I would like to quickly discuss a topic that is very important to me and that is the topic of MENTAL ILLNESS! I’ve had problems with depression and anxiety pretty much my entire life and I was recently diagnosed with BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER It’s amazing how many people have never even heard of that… and what’s even more amazing is how many people, even today refuse to recognize that mental illnesses are REAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS! Even among those that know that it’s real, ignorance, miseducation, and confusion, still abound. For example, sometimes when I’m depressed, people will suggest “Why don’t you just TRY harder to be happy?” And sometimes when I’m anxious, people will suggest “Well, why don’t you just try harder to be calm?” If you or someone that you know has struggles with depression and anxiety, maybe you’ve heard that suggestion. and you know it’s not as easy as that. And it’s also a little bit hurtful because it’s insinuating that I’m NOT already trying my HARDEST. This song is kind of a reply to that suggestion and a part of my ongoing mission to promote the open discussion of and education about MENTAL ILLNESS! So, without further ado, my newest song. Sometimes when my smile is gone My happiness remains. And sometimes when my smile is there, inside is where it rains. You can’t know what’s in someone else’s heart. What’s easy for you For them, might be very hard. And though to you, it seems I’ve barely crossed the start, I know… I’ve come so far. So you may think I have no ambition, but I’m not what I seem. The life in which you are content is the life of which I dream. You can’t know what’s in someone else’s heart. What’s easy for you, for them, might be very hard. And though to you, it seems I’ve barely crossed the start, I know… I’ve come so far. So I would never ask for pity, but I might ask for help. And if you think your life is shitty, then you should ask as well!! And if you’re someone who has it easy, you might not understand the need for a friend who is willing to lend a helping ear or hand. Cuz the fact of the matter is… Sometimes, it’s hard to be a person! Sometimes, it’s hard to be alive!! So if your friend got out of bed, then give your friend a HIGH FIVE!! Cuz you can’t know what’s in someone else’s heart. What’s easy for you, For them, might be very hard. And though to you, it seems I’ve barely crossed the start, I know… I’ve come so far… So if I don’t make a million dollars, if I’m not a household name, I’ll be proud of myself in my hand-me-downs and love me, just the same. cuz I watched the sun roll across the sky and give the moon its light and if all I could do was survive the day, then I guess I’ve done alright. Thank you SO MUCH for listening, everybody! And I just want to add that if you have any questions for me about my personal struggles with mental illness or if you would like to just vent about your own, or if you have any questions and you want to be more educated about the subject, just leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. And, until next time!! I have… two ferrets…

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