Anxious

“Anxious” is a pretty confronting song. I wrote it at a time when I wasn’t feeling so good about myself, or life in general. Over the past few years, I’ve definitely felt pretty disconnected from the world. That’s a pretty abstract statement to make, but I think I’ve just developed this tendency to isolate myself from others. A lot of this can be traced to a lack of a sense of belonging. Although, I think it’s really important to learn how to be okay with being alone as it is just as important as being a part of a community.

Despite feeling distant at times, the aim of a lot of my songs is to connect with people on a deeper level, “Anxious” included. Empathy is essentially “putting oneself in another person’s shoes” and trying to better understand their perspective. I wouldn’t have written this song if I felt that people couldn’t relate to it on some level. Though the lyrics are pretty dark (Growing up just to die/Tell me why so strongly we try), the song comes from an honest place. “Anxious” is, in some ways, a confession seeking an empathetic, receptive mind. Underlying the words is the question: do you feel this way sometimes too?

Bryan Wang


Wake up anxious all the time

Who’s to save my conscience this time

Same thoughts running through my mind

Future lies in broken love signs

 

Who

Who

 

Growing up just to die

Tell me why so strongly we try

Holding on to air so damn tight

What’s the point of starting this fight

 

Who

Who

 

Who do you want to run your life

Who do you want to run your life

Who do you want to run your life

Who do you want to run your life

 

Fall asleep so anxious this time

Dream away your life good try