ADHD Music: References or Inspiration in Songs

#1

Hey there, fellow Brains!

If you don’t know already, I’m a bit of a musician in my spare time and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in General Music from university.

Because I love music so much, I listen to it all the time and look for songs that express how I’m feeling and have lyrics that I can relate to in meaningful ways. As such, I figured I would create this post for sharing music that has themes/lyrics that relate to ADHD and its effects.

Disturbed: “The Light”

10 Years: “Fix Me”

New Found Glory: “At Least I’m Known for Something”

Linkin Park (feat. Kiiara): “Heavy”

Red: “Confession (What’s Inside My Head)”

Seventh Day Slumber: “Burning Bridges”

twenty one pilots: “Car Radio”

Thousand Foot Krutch: “Favorite Disease”

Skillet: “I Want to Live”

Feel free to add any others you can think of. :slight_smile:

P.S. I have no idea how to make tags work on this forum.

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#2

I find music helps me alot, here are just two songs I use when I’m feeling sorry for myself :joy:

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#3

First thing that comes to mind:
Marian Call: I Hope My Discipline Improves in Time

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#4

And now I’m down that rabbit hole…
Whistle While You Wait

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#5

You Get What You Give by New Radicals

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7-CKirWZE&feature=share

Dream On by Aerosmith

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=54BCLYNkFKg&feature=share

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#6

My World by Avril Lavigne!! This whole album was my jam as a grungy teenager, but this song spoke to my undiagnosed inattentive type ADHD. “Can’t help it if I space in a daze, my eyes tune out the other way, I may switch off and go in a daydream…”

also Anything but Ordinary, from the same album. Avril has ADHD and has actually said this song is about it :slight_smile:

Oh and this one :slight_smile:

All very motivating for ADHD!

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#7

BUCKCHERRY: ONSET

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#8

Loving all the songs @Samuelburns, @themax, @ktb_213, @djelibeybi, and @Anonymous1!

I’ve got a few more to add myself:
Soul Extract: “Superheroes”

Cyrus Reynolds: “Half Life”

Cyrus Reynolds: “Oh Brother”

Joe Ford & Celldweller: “Breaking Point”

Five Finger Death Punch: “Question Everything”

Five Finger Death Punch: “Remember Everything”

Red: “Shadows”

Skillet: “Sometimes”

Infected Mushroom: “Becoming Insane”

Disturbed: “Stronger on Your Own”

Demon Hunter: “I am a Stone”

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#9

Hard Times by Paramore mostly for my depression, but also the anxiety and ADHD. It’s all about surviving when you hit rock bottom - but it’s pop punk and has a very upbeat melody. I love it cause just because I’m depressed doesn’t mean I want to be sad or negative, and I usually have a very optimistic outer persona.

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#10

Also this one
“ I don’t need no help; I can sabotage me by myself”

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#11

@Kaylasings422
I like your taste! Those are some fun upbeat songs about some dark subjects.

Just heard this one today.
Raizer: “Precious”

I hate to watch you falling down
You try to smile, but hit the ground
You never, ever had the time
To look around and see sublime

Never wrong, but never tried
Just take my hand, no need to hide
We can’t wait one minute more
I’ll pick you up off of the floor

Right here, right now
Show that you’re still alive
Let yourself out, you’re sleeping inside

Right here, right now
There is a place for us
If you’ll allow, I’ll save you, my Precious

Shine with your light in a world full of colours
You’ll start new life, all paths are yours
Tonight, tonight, tonight

We will find a better way
To fight again another day
Even if you are in Twilight Zone
You’re not alone, you’re not alone

I will always follow you
Always there, it is true
We can’t wait one minute more
I’ll pick you up off of the floor

Right here, right now
Show that you’re still alive
Let yourself out, you’re sleeping inside

Right here, right now
There is a place for us
If you’ll allow, I’ll save you, my Precious

Shine with your light in a world full of colours
You’ll start new life, all paths are yours
Tonight, tonight, tonight

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#12

Okay, here’s a Youtube playlist I’ve made

I’ve found a lot of soundtrack music to be inspiring even HANS ZIMMER SOMETIMES BECAUSE HIS MUSIC IS LIKE TALKING IN CAPS. I liked the video at the start, but as I don’t speak Japanese (?) I’m hoping it’s not offensive in any way shape or form…same for the “Light of Jesus” song. It’s a dance song, not a christian song and anyhow I’m not religious. Enjoy or don’t.

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#13

Try Different (The Fish Song) – A Song For ADHD Brains

Are we really forgetting to post this one here?! :wink:

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#14

Steam Powered Giraffe: “Malfunction”

Don’t know how I forgot this one. :smile:

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#15

The Japanese one is literally an ‘anti-suicide ad’…:sweat_smile: He’s telling people to hang in there and (implicitly telling them) not to kill themselves…:sweat_smile:

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#16

[Looks blankly at screen and Marodir’s reply, then…]
Um. Well. Ah. It’s still inspiring when we’re in our darkest moments, I guess??

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#17

Just figured I’d put it in context/explain it. There’s a lot of suicide here in Japan, older men who feel useless, young people who feel completely disconnected from society, etc… So I get the ad, it makes sense. Just sad that it’s necessary…

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#18

Uh, does this count? Animal reacts a lot like me when stuff gets too involved. And just like a true brain, he’s better for it.

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