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Self Care Lyrics

Top ten ways to smear honey on your face
Cut your nails, do your makeup and wake up late
Fill a bottle up with water and a soggy piece of fruit
Fill a workbook up with things you can do
When you're stressed, when things are just a mess
When you're feeling kinda anxious or like maybe depressed
I mean maybe if you tried more, maybe if you tried
Maybe if you took more vitamins, you would learn to live a fucking life
I'm not like that
I'm not coming back
I don't want it like that
Not like that
I'm not like that
It won't be okay
I don't want it like that
Not that way
Do drugs
Have sex
Tell your deepest darkest secrets to your friends
Post cringe
Buy guns
Are you done yet?
Fuck, not enough
Cry a river
Smash a cup
But it's never ever gonna be enough for the people in the back row
But you still choose to listen
Knowing damn well it's really not their decision
Maybe if you tried more
Then you would deserve it
Maybe if you fixed the whole world by yourself
Then you'd earn it
I'm not like that
I'm not coming back
I don't want it like that
Not like that
I'm not like that
It won't be okay
I don't want it like that
Not that way
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May 24, 2023
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To me this song is a take on how social media has effected the view of “self care”. Over the years especially since the growing popularity of TikTok the self care trend has been a popular topic. Self care has been completely normalized through social media, and while this is a good thing it ignores that for different people have different ways of self care, and that some self care methods are unhealthy. This can be seen in the lyrics “do drugs, have sex, tell your deepest darkest secrets to your friends” and when that type of self care is used too often or at all it can lead to people getting hurt. This song also highlights how we “still listen to people in the back row” which I think means that we still take peoples advice even though they know nothing about us or our lives. This phrase and meaning also plays into the social media aspect.

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