Depression is still one of those things society doesn't really like to talk about - hell - the people dealing with it don't exactly like to broadcast it. And yet, all the data that we've accumulated from studies along the way say the best approach is through socializing, through contact, through talking about it and working it through.
Yet that's not how it goes down. Anybody who's dealt with "The Black Dog" is going to recognize this lyric - is going to recognize the self-medication, the lack of comprehension as to where the hell this feeling came from and why it won't just go away.
There's a line in the track that goes:
"Deal with it yourself, you're a man John!"
It can be emasculating and for those who don't "know" they'll never get it.
As John says below, there is hope in the track presented from a Christian perspective and if that can help anyone - I'm all for it!
You can learn more about John the Asian here:
About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.
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