Zombify

Zombify

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Wanting to try the week 3 challenge, decided to work with Zombify as my title. My oldest son is 23 and has been home since school got moved to online in the spring. He graduated in May, but he is suffering from major depression/bi-polar. Won't even consider getting help. My wife & I have talked with him some, but he doesn't want to listen to any advice or discussion at all. Drugs, alcohol and excess food are involved, he's gained massive weight in the past few years. We've realized that he has his own path and we have to let him live it. That doesn't mean that we don't care or that we've stopped being there for him if he needs us. In fact, we had a nice birthday celebration this afternoon and evening, and he seemed a lot like his old self. Truth is, I don’t actually think that he’s having suicidal thoughts, but have wondered as much a few times when he's been really down. This lyric is a fictional tale influenced by all this.

Lyrics: 

VERSE:
The whites of your eyes
Filled with red again
Your mind is telling lies
Says this is the end

The pain is always there
Lost in endless time
You know this was never fair
Tell everyone you're just fine

CHORUS:
Zombify
It will all go away
Zombify
You can fix all this today
Walk right to the edge
Won't even need to look
The end won't even hurt

VERSE:
If you take that trip
You won't go very far
Just make sure you don't slip
And leave an unwanted scar

'Cause there's no turning back
Once you're down that road
Everything will fade to black
Before you really want to go

CHORUS:
Zombify
It will all go away
Zombify
You can fix all this today
Walk right to the edge
Won't even need to look
The end won't even hurt



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Comments

Chip Withrow's picture

Well, first of all, I feel for you. And you have created an amazing, personal song - I hope the creative process is somehow healing for you and yours.
A lush, majestic, forlorn yet wonderful sonic-scape you've put together. Wow.

billwhite51's picture

it is a pretty song, but allowing a son to follow his suicidal path seems irresponsble.but then, i have nt been faced wuth such a predictament, so maybe you are doing the ritghe thing by putting it nto a song. if he wont listen to reason, perhaps he will listen to a song.

standup's picture

Great sound, but more important I hear what you're talking about. I have a little life experience that's not this, but similar in ways, or not, since none of us really know what others are really going through.

I hope your kid finds his way. Most do. Most of us do.

But still, leave the door open in case you can talk. I know you're not actually asking for advice. I like the song, and since you told us what the inspiration is, I can't help but think about it. This is a strong song, based on a real thing that's going on.

coolparadiso's picture

must have been hard to do what is a fine song! we all do what we feel we have to do! I hope the song brings some good somewhere. it really is a fine song full of emotion!

katpiercemusic's picture

Nice opening! Very intense and ear catching. I like the vocal distortion. What a personal song you've created. I hope it offered a little bit of catharsis. I'm sorry that your son is having difficult time, and I hope he finds his way. These are all serious issues that affect so many young people and the combination of environmental triggers... pandemic, social isolation, social media, current events, and all has magnified everything. One day at a time. It's the best any of us can do.