When we are born From the moment we're pushed out Evicted, through grunts an' shouts It begins The sticky stuff covering us Starts attracting life's detritus And it clings The midwife may wipe it off But that does not mean It's not there Collecting from life Every hurt caused by strife Until we're Worn down by the weight of it Self-worth fading bit by bit Losing hope Of ever recovering As problems keep piling in It's like a coat Made entirely from misery And societies warped trickeries Heavy and coarse And like lint roller fluff It builds up and builds up But... ...let's just PAUSE As tough as the job may be There ARE ways we can be free Over time By seeing each challenge As a positive to be managed And not a bind And by changing our focus From the negatives that poke at us Soon enough Life's lint roller will clear We'll face the future without fear And our fluff will have finally Fluffed off!
Thinking you're the bosses Of all that's me an' all I am Trying to make me feel Worthless, useless, hopeless As you gnaw at my self-esteem Well, I've had a little look at you And here is my assessment So crawl, parasites, from your lair It's time for YOUR debasement ANXIETY, you cunning runt Warping my perception Of life events as you invent Distraction through deception Flooding me with dread and fear Each time I dare to feel A little spark of freedom Or a chirpy chink of cheer! And then there's you Vile PANIC ATTACK You prick-ly, pilfering coward Stealing all resolve from me To make YOU feel empowered Causing me to choke and gasp As heart begins to pound Sweating, trembling, vomiting My life's clock counting down And don't think I've forgotten you Clucking AGORAPHOBIA Pecking at my liberty By installing paranoia Holding me a captive Trapped inside my mind Social trepidation Keeping me confined Within the walls I know as home Where even there I fret Thanks to your convincing me That everywhere's a threat! But you don't work alone with this Your sidekick's OCD's Each acting as my jailer Enforcing actions on repeat So my time is all consumed By needy, needy you Inducing my distress as I obsess In all I do Whilst YOU, dirtbag DEPRESSION Skulk sleazily in the wings Preparing for your entrance When you'll play with my feelings Instilling me with hopelessness And blinding desolation Revelling in my deep despair And disassociation Well, ENOUGH! Is what I say Each of you must go!
It may take time but all my mind Will once more be my own And on that day I'll celebrate When finally it's revealed How weak YOU are How strong I AM And how much YOU needed ME!