19 Songs Scientifically Proven To Help Ease Your Political Anxiety

Does the Trump administration have you down? Are you worried about our country’s future? Here are 13 songs to help pick your mood back up. They reference mental illness. They talk about the fight we face every day. Some are just uplifting and upbeat:

1. “Skyscraper” – Demi Lovato

“Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper”

2. “Fight Song” – Rachel Platten

“And all those things I didn’t say / Wrecking balls inside my brain / I will scream them loud tonight / Can you hear my voice this time?”

They also did a great version of this for the Democratic National Convention with various celebrities:

3. “Wonderwall” – Oasis

“I said maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me / And after all, you’re my wonderwall”

4. “Breaking The Habit” – Linkin Park

“I’m breaking the habit tonight”

5. “How Far I’ll Go” – Alessia Cara from “Moana”

“The line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me / And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me / One day I’ll know, how far I’ll go”

6. “Demons” – Imagine Dragons

“Your eyes, they shine so bright / I wanna save that light
I can’t escape this now / Unless you show me how”

7. “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers

“Lean on me, when you’re not strong / And I’ll be your friend 
I’ll help you carry on”

8. “Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys

“This girl is on fire”

9. “Brave” – Sara Bareilles

“Say what you wanna say / And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave”

10. “Unwell” – Matchbox Twenty

“All day staring at the ceiling/ Making friends with shadows on my wall / All night hearing voices telling me / That I should get some sleep / Because tomorrow might be good for something”

11. “Heavy” – Linkin Park ft. Kiiara

“If I just let go, I’d be set free / Holding on / Why is everything so heavy?”

12. “Fly From The Inside” – Shinedown

“Cause I found a way to steal the sun from the sky / Long live that day that I decided to fly from the inside”

13. “Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls

“And I don’t want the world to see me / ‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s meant to be broken / I just want you to know who I am”

14. “Dope” – BTS

This is Korean, so you’ll have to read the English subs, but it is an energetic, confidence-boosting song.

“You know you not lonely / You and my dawn is prettier than the day
So can I get a little bit of / Hope yeah”

15. “Bring Me To Life” – Evanescence

“Wake me up inside / Call my name and save me from the dark”

16. “Papercut” – Linkin Park

This song describes the feeling of paranoia perfectly.

“It’s like I’m paranoid lookin’ over my back / It’s like a whirlwind inside of my head
It’s like I can’t stop what I’m hearing within / It’s like the face inside is right beneath my skin”

17. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“So we put our hands up / Like the ceiling can’t hold us”

18. “I Am  The Best” – 2NE1

It is in Korean, you will have to read the subtitles, but it is an uplifting, confidence-boosting song.

(Translated lyrics)

“I refuse to be compared / I’m telling you the truth
If we’re talking about my value, I’m a / Billion dollar baby”

19. “Comfortably Numb” – Pink Floyd

There is no pain you are receding / A distant ship smoke on the horizon


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Hi, I'm from Huntsville, AL. I'm a Liberal living in the Bible Belt, which can be quite challenging at times. I'm passionate about many issues including mental health, women's rights, gay rights, and many others. Check out my blog weneedtotalkaboutmentalhealth.com