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Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots

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Twenty One Pilots know a thing or two about stress and anxiety, as do Drew and Dave, but does that make Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots a legit hit or a Song Gone Wrong?

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Everyone, and welcome to songs going wrong, where we, along with you, the fans, the side of these hit songs. Got It right, or did those songs go wrong? I am one of your hosts, drew Zachman, and joining me as always, is Dave Schultz. Dave Schultz, are you doing today, sir? I am Hunky Dory. Thank you for asking me. Young Man, young young man, I like that. You do what he calls me, that nobody calls me that anymore. Well, I got to be honest, I'm kind of tossing that everywhere. Like even if someone was eighty, I'd be like, hello there, young man. You know, that might be I flick. That might be a dad thing. You think so? I think so. Like, Hey, they're young fella. Yeah, I feel like that could be. That's a dad thing. I feel like. I mean on the die, like maybe I should adopt that as well. You know, I think it's safe to that the threshold you don't want to cross is calling people a whipper snapper, but young man is socially acceptable. Yeah, I think so. Cool. All right, it's then as done. Put It on the bucks, Baby, put on the board. But if you haven't done so already, everybody. Make sure you hit subscribe to get all of our episodes when they come out, which in fact, is twice a week, and if you could also leave us a five star review, that would be deeply, so deeply appreciated. And you can also follow us on twitter at songs gone or drop us an email sgw podcast at gmailcom or visit our lovely website, songs gone wrongcom, and that's where you can also go to suggest songs for us to discuss on our podcast. All Right, I'm excited about this episode. Are you a lot? Well, kind of. There's a lot to talk about here. Okay, quite a bit this episode. Yeah, this episode we were talking about the song stressed out by twenty one pilots, which is off their album blurry face that came out in two thousand and fifteen. Tyler Joseph, who is the singer, I think he also plays guitar and Bass, but Tyler Joseph is the one who wrote the song, and I mean you based on a fifty shot with who wrote this song, since toy my pilots are just tyler and Drummer Josh done. They could have had other songwriters, but yeah, Tony of pilots, two dudes, and they are awesome. So what are some of your memories of this song? They're Dave, I cheez. It was a radio hit. I can tell you that much because cruising on the Strip, I would hear it what felt like every five minutes. Do I have an emotional connection to that? No, not really. I mean you, you already said you like. These guys are awesome, awesome dudes. Yes, I don't know him. If he named the singer or the drummer to me, I'd be like who are those guys? Accountants? Do they work down the street at the fast food place? I don't know, because I'm not a fan, but I do know this song was meant to be drilled into my head until I loved it. That's hey, that's that's good marketing on their part for sure. By the yeah, I mean I remember too. I heard on a radio. I only remember like where I was when I heard the song for the first time. I was actually had a hess gas station in Hamilton, New Jersey. Heard it on the radio and I was like I need to check into these guys, and I did and I have not stopped listening to them. So should we put a plaque up at that hess and did you say it was Hamilton New Jersey? Hamilton New Jersey up? Yeah, maybe a little plaque that says this is the spot that drew first heard stressed out by twenty one pilots in the year of...

...our Lord, whatever year that may have been, and kids from from for generations are going to look at that and know that's where you heard it. They're like a statue of me just like sitting there with like my like a boom box, when, like I'm like and like a this like, you know, just great look on my expression, on my face is kind of like wow. And then that would be and that would be what would be in Keut, you know, captured by this monument. Were you really listening to it on a boom box at the time? It wasn't. I mean I was is in my car, but I feel like it's a smaller monument, which would take up less space, of which is me of the boom box as opposed to sitting in a car listening to it. Well, they could have you in a seat of a car without the entire car there, or maybe just a statue of your face. Yeah, like we could do we could do that. But I mean, listen, you're really going overboard here. I was just going to award you a plaque and you want to statue. So stop being so fully yourself there guy. I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. MMM, but I'll tell you what. So, because of all that radio play, this song peaked at number two on the US billboard hot one hundred the week of February. Twenty seventh, two thousand and sixteen. Now Twenty pilots there. There pretty popular. They have over seventeen million monthly listeners on spotify. And get this, so stressed out. It's been streamed over one point two billion times on spotify and they became the first rock band to have a song reach one billion streams on spotify. So that's a lot of people. Or One person. We've mentioned this before. We spotify listening over and over again. Or maybe someone passed out drunk and they had it on loop. We don't know. I don't think I listened to it a billion times myself. I might be maybe like a couple million. Okay, so still hefty chunk. Yeah, it's good chunk, but so some other songs going on that week. So you look at that hot one hundred chart that week. Hmm, twenty one pilots were basically the meat on a Biber Sandwich. So number one was love yourself by Justin Bieber and number three was sorry by Bieber, and obviously two was stressed out by twenty one pilots, for was work by Rihanna and Drake and five was my house by flow rider. HMM. Yeah, other songs on a other songs on a chart where hotline blame from Drake at Sixteen here by Lessia car at Nineteen. Basically this like top forty was biber, drake and the weekends. But you know who was not on this hot one hundred back in two thousand and sixteen? Brentley Gilbert, Oh low blow Gilbert. Yeah, it was. So they got that right. But between Biber, drake and the weekend, those three had nine songs and the top forty that week, which is pretty crazy, I think. Yeah, it's a good chunk, but I like that we're right. Chunk Cheer, say it like you mean it, Chunk Dude, trouble shuffle, you know this song. I think kind of sticks out then, especially when you when you compare it to the other hit songs at the same time. Genre wise, at least, that's for most most. Definitely sure. Now, yeah, for sure, they definitely stood out. Compared to me them, they're they're hiphop at their und but they're I feel like these guys are hip hop alternative. I mean, if you had to put a label on it, but these guys kind of do whatever they want. Okay, which is good, right on. But yeah, so let's talk about the album and kind of how does this song compared to the the rest of the album? Cool, so it's off the album. Blurry face. Right, it's an amazing album. Honestly, I would and this is kind of a bold saving here, but I would say this album is probably in my top fifteen alltime albums. I could probably make an argument to get it in my top ten. But it talks about a lot of topics, but one that pops up often is mental health, which at this point we should just call mental health health. You know, just call it health because that's...

...what it is. But this album, from start to finish, never disappoints and and musically speaking, this album is about as diverse as it gets. Right starting off, you have heavy, dirty soul, which is kind of like hip hop, techno industrialish in a way. Awesome Song. I absolutely love that song. Great One. Then we get stressed out, which is the second song on the album. We'll talk about that a minute. But after that we get ride, which was another top five billboard song for Tony The pilots. Great tune, poppy, but that's fine, it's good. Then we get fairly local, which falls under like the HIPOP alternative. Then tear in my heart, which is more alternative. Awesome Song. I love the line ree says, I'm driving here I sit cursing by government for not using my tax is to fill holes with more cements. I love that. That's funny. But then you have lane boy, great song and I love the drum fill up the end. Josh just absolutely crushes it. And then we get the judge. Awesome Song. It's more pop sounding but it's a good tune. But this this to me like once you get to this part of the album, this is actually my favorite part of the album. You have doubt love that song. It also talks about, you know, stress and anxiety. Polarized as an awesome song. kind of has like a little reggae in it, as does message man, which is probably my second favorite song on this album. So you have like some hiphop, you have some kind of alternative, you have some reggae sounds and some of them. But then we get to my personal favorite song, which is hometown, which is after message of man, Love, Love, love this song. And then they close the album out with not today and gonner. But yeah, amazing album and I feel like this song fits in well, definitely content wise, because I know a lot of the songs they do talk about, you know, anxiety and you know, kind of like mental health and things like that. Right, so I think I feel like from that standpoint it fits. And I feel like musically it fits too, because you have a like I said, ride was kind of more of a poppy type song, where's a couple songs that kind of would fall into that category, which is fine, and I feel like the song is just fits perfectly on this album. So you're saying the entire album, from tip to tail, the whole an Cholotta cover to cover, is one hell of a good record. It's awesome. Yeah, absolutely right on. Yeah, and you know, they talk about anxiety and stress and a few songs, you know, like I said, as Tyler, deals with that. In fact, then Nay. The album named blury face is actually the name that he gives his anxiety, so his like anxiety can kind of be like personify it so you can try to deal with it, almost like facetoface. So that's kind of what this whole thing is all about. Now getting into the lyrics of the song, I think they're very well put together, definitely catchy. I think the one line that sums up the meeting of the song, which is basically you know, they're talking about basically transitioning from childhood to adulthood and the kind of stress and anxiety that goes along with it. So that's kind of like what the main message of the song is. But the like one of the lines, I think that sums up the meeting of the songs and Tyler says out of student loans and Tree House homes, we all would take the ladder. So I would also take a treehouse home and I have to worry about student loans, but that's just me. Okay. Yeah, but he also brings in his anxiety when he sings with that kind of eerie music behind it. He says my name is blurry face and I care what you think, and I think that's his anxiety kind of coming to the surface and talking about caring about people's expectations and perception. So I think that's something that weighs on his mind and it's also called out when he says, you know, I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink, but now I'm insecure and I care what people think. Right. So, yeah, so let's let's dig into anxiety, shall we? Okay, sure, I got a spoon, a fork. Let's do it. Mean more. Might need more than that. Man Hardy Bowl of anxiety and stress. What's UN menue? Yes, so, I mean I think right now it's anxiety and stress, or definitely everywhere. Right. We're living in a pandemic. Things are pretty much a shit show. That's a good way to describe it, but accurate. Yeah,...

...and a study done by the American Psychiatric Association, they stated that forty eight percent of Americans are anxious about the possibility of getting of getting covid and they also said that sixty two percent of Americans are anxious about the possibility of family and loved ones getting covid. And then here thirty six percent of Americans said Covid is having a serious impact on their mental health. And fifty nine percent. This one right here, I think, kind of is a scary number. Fifty nine percent feel covids having a serious impact on their daytoday lives. So it's out there. And then, according to the Washington Post, and this is like state by state, rights according to to Washington Post, Mississippi is showing forty eight percent of their residents showing symptoms of anxiety or depression. Iowa was the lowest, I think that I saw at twenty six percent. So I don't know, maybe I need to go move to Iowa now. I don't think so. I you know what I believe, and this is just my personal opinion, there's many folks out there that do not seek professional advice or help. So maybe they're not being pulled or being asked. So their response isn't part of these statistics that the Washington Post put out. You know what I mean? So this this was, I believe, a like a random survey they send out the people. So whether people are getting help or not, yeah, but to your point, so I have a statistic for Oh, I got stats, buddy. Okay, I know you do. I got stats. So you know the good news is that you can treat anxiety, but only thirty six point nine percent of those suffering receive treatment, according to the anxiety and Depression Association of America, or Adaa for short. So about it. A little more than a third of people are only getting help for this. So, yeah, it's crazy. Now, I think from what I saw, anxiety was hitting the the age group of eighteen to twenty nine the hardest, as about forty two percent were reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression. So, you know, the younger people seem to be getting those young whipper snappers. Yes, you know they're dealing with it, but also know the age great age range from thirty to thirty nine and forty to forty nine was thirty four percent and thirty two percent respectively. So I mean it's hitting sitting everybody, you know, in a lot of different ways. And and here's kind of like how people get affected. Right, so that the pandemic going on right, you have jobs, right, millions of people lost their jobs. That people that have kept their jobs either have to deal with customers during a pandemic when we're trying to stay as isolated as possible, and the ones working from home are dealing with their kids back at school virtually or potentially they're just alone, you know, which is obviously not awesome to and and that's you be noted. Right. This isn't, you know, easy on anyone, and I think it needs to be stated again because I feel like, you know, people always look at their side, but this is hits everybody. Employment aside, right, whether you live with someone or not, it affects you differently, and right. If you live with kids, you have to basically homeschool, you know, homeschool those kids because they're probably home virtually, and also do your job. And if you live alone, you know you're alone, which doesn't help matters being isolated for that long. I get it. So, you know, Healthwisey' All know about you, but every time I go out, I'm always like second guessing if I washed my hands when I got home, you know, before I rub my eye like that. Shit weighs on you. Oh, buddy, I'll always like second guessing things. I am an essential worker. Now, I'm not in the healthcare field, so I'm not out there, you know, saving lives, but I have to work with customers every friggin day. So the whole scratching your eye thing, for example, I'm very adamant about staying away from my orifices with my hands or again, I wear a mask. Of course I try to follow all the safety protocols put before me, and even then I was wearing a mask before it was even recommended or necessary, because I can't. I'm thinking, I got a family at home, I work around all these people. The last thing I want to do is bring...

...something back to my family over a freaking job. You know what I mean? Yeah, because people are disgusting, they're horrible, I hate them. I'm not going to hurt yeah, but so, yeah, and then financially, right, you know, I think that's ties into employment a little bit. But there's also, you know, there's a lot of people that either have to you have to make a decision, right, you have to either have help watching your kids or they need to quit their job. Yeah, so they can care for they can miss themselves. It's not he's mess. It's terrible, terrible, and I actually made a prediction like two months ago. I'm like, just wait, there's going to be TV shows and movies and everybody's going to cash in on this. This whole pandemic thing. And now there is a television series, I think it's called connected or something, or about people having zoom meetings, and I went up. Yeah, soon, too soon, people, come on not. I don't need to watch that. I don't either. I can just live my life, I know and I can already it's assure you this, this show is probably going to be absolute freaking trash. But to your point, I am glad that you come with numbers. You are always so astute and well prepared. I I really don't know how this is going to affect people in the future. I did worry there's going to be some post traumatic stress disorder from whatever someone's circumstances may be, you know, resulting from this endemic, some of the circumstances that you just brought up about, whether it's financial, your job or having a deal with your kids at school, or even the kids themselves. I mean we both have kids. How is this going to affect them long term? On the surface to me it seems like, oh well, you get to go to school on the computer for a little while. I know it stinks wearing a mask and I you know when you go out. I keep pounding you not to touch anything. But yeah, I mean realistically. Okay, I'm going to say something that may sound horrible to a lot of people and I apologize in advance to you as well. True, but when you think about pandemics or something, let's say that, that you watch a movie about some kind of horrible disease it's ravaging mankind, it's usually like something where you walk outside in your face melts off. So luckily we're not there. You know I mean. So we can still leave our homes, we can still have a barbecue in the back yard, you can still, hopefully safely, go to the grocery store. There are protocols in place to keep you safe. It's not like we have acidic oxygen. Do you know what I mean? Does that make any sense to you? Oh, it makes sense. Yeah, we can still do things. Obviously have to do it carefully, right, but all the rules, where I'm as social distance, you know all those things. Yes, exactly, but it's not like, Oh my God, I went outside my face the flesh just looks like wax. It's Oh God, I'm dead. It's like it's like Schwartzenegger in total recall, when they go outside on Mars. Yes, thank you. Thank you for something that up in a nice little Lego here to me, who's stammering and all over the place. Yes, exact the Moondo. Yeah, now, those are good points, right, and I think one thing the pandemic has done to our country, as well as US individually, I think, is that it basically it's like it's like pop the hood of our respective cars and it's taking a look at our engines. Right, like everything on the surface might have been fine, but now, you know, we have this to deal with and in some flaws are being exposed. You know, if we had anxiety before, we might have been able to suppress that anxiety and, you know, push it back further and further, but at some point in time that anxiety is going to come back stronger than before, and I think that time is now. You know, previously we would have our daily routines, you know, to keep our minds occupied where we could, you know, kind of push that off, right. Mean I wake up, you know, I get ready for work, I'll but the kids sometimes, drop them off at school, and then I go to work and then I work on busy all day. People stopped and by asking questions, Yada. Yada, Yada. You're going a hundred miles an hour. Next thing you know you're driving home. You know is sitting in traffic. You get home, you help a dinner, eat dinner, get the kids cleaned up, ready for bed, read them a story. Then by nine PM, like that's when I would usually have free time, and a lot of times by...

...then I'm fried, you know, and I have a great wife who helps with a lot of this, if not does more. So I can't imagine what single parents would be going through right now. So it's you know, before we kind of had like some things that could distract us, but now we don't, you know, for a lot of us, and I think that's where the anxiety that maybe people have been pushed off is now coming to the surface, and it's not great. You know say I mean I'll talk about my anxiety, you know, and some of the things that I went through, but it's not great. My hope is that people are recognized and people do go out and get the help that they need. But you know, deal with it. Now is the time to deal with it, because if you don't deal with it now, you know it's just going to come back later and be even worse. So I mean my, like I said, my anxiety right, for the first two months I was actually fine and then something I don't know what, but something happened back in May. I don't remember what it was, but like all of June, July and most of August I had like horrible anxiety, like borderline, like crippling at times, like I would just have anxiety attacks almost every day. I lost count of what my triggers were, because I feel like almost everything turned into a trigger at some point in time. But they're a handful of times I'd wake up in a middle of the night, you know, short of breath and of course I'm I'm sure I have probably health anxiety to along, you know, all up in there, but I meanly went to like worst case scenario and I was like Oh great, I'm short of breath, I have covid great, and in like these panic attacks, like they're no joke, right, I would sweat, I would convulse and just like lay there and like deal with this for like twenty, thirty minutes, like a fucking sucked, right. And sometimes I'd be doing something during the day and then all of a sudden I like break out in a cold sweat and have like an anxiety attack. My heart rate would, you know, go up, I would have these like palpitations and I would just like need to go laid down and try to get my mind all things so it's fucking crazy, man. Anxiety is horrible. I get sucks you have those attacks like that. And also right, so not only does it affect me, that affects my wife because like then I'm like hey, can you you know, bugging out right now? Can you go watch the kids? And she's been a saint this whole time. So, you know, while it's, you know, awesome from not awesome for me to deal with this, it's taxing on her too, because, you know, if she has stuff to do now, she has to stop and, you know, watch the kids. And anxiety, it's weird because it can kind of hit you at any time, right, but she's probably worried about you too, dude, like, Oh my God, my husband's freaking out. Should I go call an ambulance? What the Hell's going on here? Yeah, yeah, so that's tough tougher spouses. Yeah, and and the thing with anxiety, right, it's always running, like it's always running in the background. You know, most normal times we can properly assess whether what triggers our anxiety probably requires our fight or flight response, right, but with anxiety, a lot of times those two options aren't what we need. Like it's like having a bunch of computer programs running into background. Like, sure, you're working in excel right now, but those other ten programs opening and you know, the running in the background. There's sucking a battery and energy and and normally fight or flights. Fine when the threat is in front of us, right, you know you have a you know, a bear in front of you. What are you going to do in a fight? You're going to run away, you're going to pick one of the two. But with this, you know, with the pandemic, we have no idea when this is going to end and it's also really out of our control and all we can do is, you know, try to stay home as much as possible, where I'm asks when we go out and wash your hands, and it's weird, like we think this is not something that we can fight or flight from. You know what I mean? It's it's like open ended. Yeah, it's tough. We don't know when this is going to end. Can I ask you a personal question? I mean you're being very open and honest right now, don't get me wrong. Yes, you really think right. So your anxiety started back in May, you said right. Yes, sir. So you really think it's primarily centered around the whole covid nineteen pandemic? You didn't have any problems with that when you were younger. So I think that's a good question. So I think so. I feel like I started getting anxiety about me a year and a half ago, like to the point where I would sometimes like have to just kind of like, not like where I'm having panic attacks, but it's it was that the...

...point where I was like sometimes I would just be sitting there and that I just like staring at a wall. It's like trying like figure shit out, like it us. It was kind of crazy, but I think you know the I've been, you know, trying to figure out like what exactly, you know, started it back in the day and then I kept putting it off, putting off, and this is where I'm at right now. But the pandemic definitely did not help. Yeah, the pandemic, like I said, is kind of pop in the hood of this and you know, hey, this is what we're this is what's going on. You can't go anywhere. You're basically left alone with your own thoughts right now. Yeah, and that's kind of where I'm at now from like a health anxiety standpoint. It definitely doesn't make matters better, you know, because you think about that and it's it's crazy. And I think maybe what might have set it off was, I think midmay or end of May was when they started opening up the state. So maybe that and I went, you know, you start going out a bit more, like go to get groceries and things like that, and it's maybe that's what did I honestly I'm not too sure, but I mean there was one time we went down to the beach back in early June and the whole drive down there I was like a mess, like my I was having like a small panic attack while driving, which is not great. I should have pulled over, but like my my heart was racing, I was having palpitations, then my jaw started hurting. I'm like, am I having like a stroker? What the Hell's going on here? But I think that was just anxiety, because I don't maybe. I don't know, maybe I was nervous because I was going out somewhere were for like the first time, right. So, you know, like all those things like don't help, for sure, but this is just shining a light on some of those things that were wrong before. Now I just have to, you know, try to figure out and deal with it. Yeah, and a lot of people are in that same boat, I think. You know. Oh, yeah, yeah, I mean, you know, we're talking about people being properly treated for conditions or mental health conditions. And I didn't say at the time while we were speaking, but I think of alcoholism, I think of drug oh yeah, because that's the main catalyst for a lot of these again addictions. People, in my experience, even myself, it was like, okay, I can go to a doctor, I can do you know what, this stuff makes me feel good. They this makes me forget what's going on in my life right now. I can get it by walking down the street. I don't need a prescription, you know what I mean? Boom. Yeah, so, yeah, that's the thing, man. It's a catalyst for so many different issues. You know. Yeah, maybe, for sure, and I don't have the numbers, but I I believe there the alcoholism has skyrocketed compared to last year, and also the number of anxiety cases has also increased significantly since last year. I think it's all it's either minimum doubled since last year. So I mean that this pandemics definitly had an effect on that and it maybe even tripled. I for honestly, if you get those numbers, were but it was significant. But alcoholism, see, your right, you know, you have a drink, right, you know, a drink your troubles away. Right and right, maybe that, maybe that works for a couple weeks, but you know ultimately one is not good for you, because you know alcohol is it's not good for you. Right, let's you know, and it temporarily it will make you feel better, but then you wake up or once the alcohol wears off, your worse for wear after that. Because I think it I think it messes with your serious tone and levels, which with anxiety you want that serious tone and you know up there. But with alcohol, ad you know, I might give you a little boost, but then afterwards you're going to be depleted and then you're going to feel like complete shit and you're going to feel way worse. So you know it does it that get might help initially, but it's not going to last. Well, that's the thing, you know what I mean. It's like, I always say, putting lipstick on a pig or a bandy enough, a band aid on a bullet hole. You know, I mean, like it's something to patch it over for now, but it's not the long term solution that you need. Correct. Yeah, and then also right. A lot of the things we did the beginning of the pandemic, like some of those like novelties, have worn off or like like not many virtual happy hours anymore. I feel like that's going down a bit. And you know, like one of the things that we need it's human interaction. That's just how we roll now. Now, I'm not a therapist myself, but play one on TV, on TV. I also stayed at one of those,...

...what the fuck was that? One of those hotels, Holli, they in express last night. spress. Yes, that's what I do, refrigerator running. Sorry, that's all right, but it's like, so here's some things I've been told and it researched myself that you know, might help. So you know people, you know, call some friends, talk to people you know and more importantly, people you like. You know, and I know like with our jobs, sometimes we have people that we don't like that we have to deal with. Try To, you know, keep it professional, but keep those interactions to, you know, almost like as bare minimum as possible. You want as much positivity in your life right now that you can get. So talk to friends, talk to people you like, music, therapy, listen to some tunes. I mean that works for me a lot of times. For me, I love mowing my lawn and I love because we have like three and a half acres. So I'll throw on we have a tractor for it, so I throw on some tunes, you know, hop on the track. There I'm as happy as a pig and shit, yeah, that's that's that's definitely my happy time right there cutting grass. Like it sounds weird, but for those I know, for those like couple hours I'm fucking ecstatic. Exercise. It's said that a good walker run is almost, if not as, effective as some anxiety meds. So get your exercise in for more ways than one, right. Mean, you should exercise anyway keep yourself healthy, but also has help. It does help your does help your brain. Fuck that diet eat better. Practice mindfulness, right, meditation. Try to stick in the moment, you know, try not to dwell on the past, try not to worry about the future too much, you know, but meditation, mindful, this deep breathing, all that's good. I believe headspace is a pretty good APP for that. One thing I also like to do, which I normally I when I was a kid I played video games and I when I was a little bit older, I didn't play them too too much, but now I kind of get into it a little bit. I play a lot of like old Retro Video Games, right. But you know, like I said, nor I don't play them, but I've busted them out and I feel like it helps me focus on the game and not on other things. It's a good distraction and I don't do it for hours upon hours, but maybe like, you know, a half hour, you know, every couple days. But sometimes that helps, you know, because then you you have to focus on it, so that takes your mind off things. Right on. Take Yeah, taking taking breaks from the news and social media. They are fucking terrible. Oh yeah, I mean the news is a damn drama. Yeah, I get with pop who exercise all day long. Because I'm a big fat Shmuck, but let me tell you, that is like the best advice you could possibly have. Stay away from social media now. Make sure you go, make sure you go follow us on twitter and then stay for our away from everyone else except for us as humanly possible. Yept at songs gone. There you go, there you go, ready to place. All all we're going to do on that account is just tweeted about music and happy things. So you know what, if anything, that would be beneficial to you? That music therely right, that's what we're doing. Yeah, that's what we're talking about. Baby you and try to put things in perspective right and try to let go of things that are not in your control. That's a big thing and it's tough to do. I think I'm a control freak, especially at work. I kind of have to be. So trying to kind of let go of things is a little bit trickier for some people, but you think you have to do it. And understanding that this is a short term problem, right, it will have an end. Granted, we don't know when that end will be, but we'll get through us and and also, you know, make sure to get good sleep. I know it's tough dealing with anxiety and trying to get sleep, as I haven't slept through the night and several months now. But try to get a good bedtime routine, stick with it and get your rest. And with anxiety and sleep it's tough because, you know, lack of sleep leads to anxiety and then also write anxiety, you know, gives you trouble sleeping. So it's tough trying to, you know, get a good night's sleep. But you know, try to get a good bedtime routine. Turn off all your your phones, your ipad, anything digital, trying not to look at any screens before bed. You know, give yourself a good routine. You maybe read a book for like an hour before you go to bed or something like that. Just try to get your your mind right, get a routine set and then hopefully that will help you. And I think...

...the last piece of advice here you know, focus on what gives you peace, you know, besides some of the things above whatever hobbies you have, I don't know, like photography, writing, whatever. Mowing you're looking for. Yeah, moming key, Mowing Your Lawn, as dad like as that sounds, I fucking love it. Maybe go for a drive. I love going for drives, you know. Again, like I love going for a drive and putting on some music. I mean that is it's awesome. That's like heaven right there. Spend time of your family. That's also heaven right there, you know, or your friends and your try to talk to them, you know, like I said, those positive people. Stick with them and do some sight saying things like that. And if the pandemic and it was worrying you where you don't want to go out, you you can kind of like sightsee from a distance too, so you can still kind of get out, but still also kind of keep your distance, you know, don't dwell on negatives, negative things, negative people, whatever. Just try to, you know, you know, bring in as much positivity in your life as possible. Amen. Brother. Those are my those my stats and, like I said, you know, the good news is you can treat it. Only thirty six point nine percent of those suffering are receiving treatment. So, you know, if you want, by all means you could talk to us. I just told you what I went through. You know, I'd be more and happy to listen. You can send us a DM on twitter at songs gone. Send US an email. SGW podcast at gmailcom will, we know, be more happy to talk and listen. But what I would, you know, definitely recommend is if you are, you know, struggling right now and do them with anxiety, talk to your doctor. That's like that's be the first thing you do. You know, let him know what symptoms you have. Try to think about what triggers your anxiety. You know, if you're sitting there and maybe you know, you were watching the news, you know, but try to remember, like what triggered, you know, any anxiety or panic you might have had, and especially it's interfering with your life. Definitely talk to a doctor. You know, take note of those symptoms. You know, talk to your doctor. You know, maybe it's something physical, I don't know, but you know your doctor can, you know, talk to you and rule things out and figure out what's going on. If they say, Hey, you know what, maybe it's anxiety, maybe they can help set you up with a therapist and see if they can to work on you know, cognitive behavioral therapy. That's I think, one of the best ways to do it's kind of a root cause analysis, figuring out what's wrong and then kind of getting your mind right. So, yeah, and also, if you guys are having thoughts or hurting yourself, the suicide hot line is one eight hundred, two seven, three eight, two, five five. So call that number if you're having those thoughts. And you know, why am I telling you all this right now? Because there is still a stigma around mental health and you know, luckily, I think things have gotten better over the years. You know, we're here, we are talking about it out in public, but I'm also telling you so now you can say you know someone who's going through some stuff just like you are, and sometimes that that's enough, right. Sometimes that helps, you know, that's why I love listening to like Alison chains growing up and grunge in general, because a lot of those lyrics were about kind of being an outsider and, you know, just you know, kind of dealing with things like that, and when I was growing up that was spot on for me. So it was to me. I know I never knew those people, but at least it was kind of like hey, you know what, I might not know them, but they're also dealing with some stuff too, so it's relatable. Yes, absolutely, yeah, that's my that's my pitch man, those are my notes by. It's a good song. Oh, yeah, the Song Song. Yeah, the tune we were talking about. Stressed out by twenty one pilots. Well, you know, listen, drew, hats off to you for being very informational, very candid, being very open. Having again, you know, you are the statman. That always blows my mind. I feel so unprepared, so unworthy sometimes of joining you on this program because all I have or silly little equips and you come with straight up knowledge episode after episode. But this time in particular, I think it'd be very beneficial and helpful to a lot of people out there, and especially in these times. So thank you, drew. Yeah, Hey, man, anytime and we and I'll say what. I love your quips. Oh, thank you. They're quiptastic. Bring them all day. Yeah, Zing,...

...and I'll tell you what, listening to quips also probably helps with anxiety. To listening they could making people, making people laugh, having a good laugh sometimes was helpful. I think the other night I was a couple weeks agaus watching sound like a rough day, and then I just like sat down to couch and Chappelle show was on and I'm like, let me watch this and I'll tell you what. It worked, man, and made me feel a bit better. So last show me yet we we needed to keep around. Sounded here. So, Dave, any other last comments about like the lyrics or what the song is about or anything else before we get to our final verdicts? MMM No, all right, well then, Dave. With that being said, do you think stressed out by twenty one pilots is a legit hit, or is this a song that went wrong? Oh Oh boy. Well, I'm gonna tell you honestly, I am not very fond of the song. I do think it's well structured, it is catchy and I have a comparison to make, if I may. Oh please do. Oh, yes, now you would mention that there are two main bandmates that make up twenty one pilots. I didn't know that and I find that very interesting, because the vibe this song in particular, reminds me of an act from way back when that I was quite fond of, and I don't know if you're familiar with them, or anybody out there is, but it was called it. It was a person called self self, was outstanding. It was only one dude did all the music himself, produce the entire record himself. There is a great song. If you haven't want to get jacked up before you mow your lawn, I recommend you listen to trunk full of amps by a self. I think you'd really appreciate it. But listen. I like the vibe of this song, I like the tone of it, but is it something that I will remember twenty years from now and cherish and hold on too and think it was a classic? I don't think so. All of this being said, I do have to admit the numbers don't lie and the song is a legitimate hit. That sounds fair. Okay, I'm a fair guy. That's what I do. Yeah, I just walk around and it was like, look at that, dude, you look so fair. This is this isn't even balanced human being. I'm like that young man right there. Yeah, I say, Hey, whipper snapper, I'm a fair guy, I'm a fair dude. All right, well, that's those are some good notes there. Yes, but what about you, drew? I think I've got an inkling of where you're going to go with this, but still, let's put it all out on the table. I may or may not have tipped my hands at yeah, Buddyb it. But yeah, so, you know, if you want a good song about anxiety, check out their album before this, before blurry face. It's called vessel, another amazing album, but specifically check out the songs screen and holding on to you. Now there's a line and holding onto you, where Tyler says you think twice about your life. It probably happens at night, right, fight it, take the pain, ignite it. Tie a new surround your minds loose enough to breathe. Fine, and tie it to a tree. Tell it you belong to me. The saying a news. This is a leash and I have news for you. You must obey me. So he's like, you know, telling you to know, like put a leash around your brain and try to control it. So he he gets it, and that's song. That song is amazing, by the way, but just the way they talk about, you know, anxiety in generalists just absolutely fantastic. So I recommend those two songs. Helpful, you know. Again, you know, here's another guy who's going through some stuff and he gets it too. But yeah, he's, like I said, these guys get it. Not only are they speaking from personal experience on this subject matter, they present it in such a way that's interesting, with this infectious sound and lyrically the song is a hit and musically it's right there with it. In case you can't tell you now, I think this is a hit. I think you should listen to not only this song but all of their songs. There are creativities off the charts...

...and often you can interpret some of their stuff in many different ways and usually each of those ways all hit home. So it's it's interesting how they managed to do that. So these guys are topnotch. So yeah, but for stressed out, this song is a legit hit. Cool, but yeah, we we, we both agree. But let's see what the fans have to say. I love this part of this show. Please let's hear from the fans. I love it. It's C up the modem. So fifty eight percent of the voters said yes, this is a legit hit. I was actually surprised how how close this was for a while that was fifty there. But but yeah, so fifty eight percent say, yes, this is a hit. So I think we all are in agreement here. But we also had some really good feedback, so I'll get through this real quick. So at's Melinda Barnett said I feel like there should be a myth option. It was catchy. Well, part of it was for good for a movie or car commercial. playlist. She said playlist, not I get bored in daydreams. So she's kind of sounds like she's on the the Mat. I get it, though, I get it. Yeah, you know I mean, and not to not to interrupt here with the whole fan vote thing, but when you said fifty eight percent, it to me I found that to be low considering the popularity of the song. But yet that's where I was coming from, to where you just get kept getting hammered at you on the radio, to the point where you know, it's like a little bit is too much. You know I mean, and I think maybe that's where some people are coming from, like they might have liked the song the first time they heard it, but that three thousand time or or they weren't one of the one point thousand trillion billion people on spotify. To billion. Yeah, exactly, like you know, it's like, okay, I like it in small doses. Yeah, and maybe this could also, you know, maybe have affected the numbers too, because this song is relatively recent, right and and so, and it was, you know, still on the radio now, obviously as much as it was five years ago. And five years ago it was on the radio a lot. But you know, let's say we talked about a song from like the s or s that was also on the radio a ton. Right, right, yeah, like, but now it's like, you know, sometime has passed and it's like, Oh yeah, I like that song, whereas back then, like what's an example, oh no, like I'm too sexy, for example, like that song was on the radio a lot, or like, Oh yeah, you can't touch this by MC Hammer. Like back then I'm like stop playing this song, right. And maybe had somebody had songs gone wrong, happened, you know, thirty years ago, I would have said no, you know, you can't touch this is not a hit. But now I'm like, yeah, I was a hit last downs just a hell of a drug, you know, I and the other things. Some time has passed and yeah, it's we haven't been beaten over the head with it of reasons. But see, that's part of my criteria to is when I when I look at a song, I go, well, I still enjoy this or remember this or have a memory of it. You know, twenty years from now, but I don't have that plaque outside of the has gas station. You. Yeah, so for me it's a we bit different. I'm sorry. Let's go back to that hand. This no plaque. That's not a plaque. It's a stack clack of something you have on your teeth. Come Fan vote. Let's talk fan feedback, please. So I have a couple more. We have at seventeen candles. Said I was into them because I was being open minded, but like bubble gum, the flavor doesn't last too long. They put on a great show regardless, but it was a legit hit. They went from Cleveland states arena to Madison Square Garden in a matter of weeks. So yes, that song did was supposed to do be a hit. Huh? And last on here at DB third and eleven said, I say absolutely. For this generation it will be that song that comes on in college and they'll go, Oh, I love that song, I haven't heard it in years. See, that's okay, that's there we go. All right, I can dig it. It's got a chunky beating. That can dance to it. There...

...you go, speak. I'd like to see that. Yeah, speaking of dance, in my eight year old the moment I turn this song on, you've got it, got his groove onto this tune. I'm like, what the Hell is going on here? What? What is the magic formula within this to and that makes my child dance so happily right off the bat? But something hey, you know what? It passes the the the kid test, right, because so your eight year old likes it. My seven year old likes that. She also likes that Song Ride by twenty one pilots too, so she might be a little twenty one pilot fan. There you go. I'm so proud. I'm so proud of them. Wipe that tear away and let's get the hell out of yeah. All right. Well, thanks again everybody for listening and again, you know, like I said, if you guys are going through some rough times, so you think you're struggling with things, I, like I said, talk to your doctor, you know, work things out with them, you know, and try to be positive and try to keep your head up, everybody, and if you want, we're always here to listen. But for now, thank you for listening to songs gone wrong.

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