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.


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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


#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


#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!


#7

BUCKCHERRY: ONSET


#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”