Song of the day


I’ve decided to blog a song of the day (everyday), to sum up my mood and tell you what the song means to me. I hope you enjoy the upcoming songs.

Today’s song is “crawling” by linkin park. It featured on their debut album “hybrid theory” in 2000 and was released as a single in 2001. The lyrics ring true for me.

“There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface”

The version I am sharing is taken from their live album “one more light” released in 2017.

I wasn’t overly taken with the original version, but this one …….wow.

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

There’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling
I can’t seem
To find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I’m convinced
That there’s just too much pressure to take)
I’ve felt this way before
So insecureCrawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real discomfort , endlessly has pulled itself upon me
Distracting, reacting
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection
It’s haunting how I can’t seemTo find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence I’m convinced
That there’s just too much pressure to take)
I’ve felt this way before
So insecureCrawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is realCrawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing, confusing what is realThere’s something inside me that pulls beneath the surface
Consuming (confusing what is real)
This lack of self control I fear is never ending
Controlling (confusing what is real)


The whole album is amazing. A lot of it (to me) relates to the struggles of mental health. I see an idol of mine (Chester Bennington) standing in front of thousands of adoring fans pouring his heart out. Whatever was pulling beneath the surface of him, beat him. It can happen to anyone at anytime.

About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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