The Sickness

by Laurence Made Me Cry

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Gavin Hellyer This is a song very powerful in it's presentation and circumstances, coming, as it does, from a young lady who has been experiencing a difficult period in her life. It shows great strength of character for her to create such fine art and I wish her all the very best. Excellent work.
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I've been struggling significantly with my mental health in recent months.I'm no stranger to depression and anxiety but this particular episode is being particularly brutal.

I wanted to express musically how I've been feeling and this is the result. Something a little different.


The sickness is making plans
Heart heavy, head in hands
The battle almost over
Like a cancer
Every space filled with a final answer
Reality isn’t painless
But the sickness is shameless
Calling for relief, a belief that freedom comes with the price of life
The burden of existence is lifted
Perceptions shifted of what is right and wrong
Don’t belong in this universe

That’s the sickness talking so I’ll just keep walking

It gets harder to resist as the sickness persists and persists
Negative energy won’t let it get the best of me
And still it comes, giant waves never ending
It’s exhausting, easy to retreat and let the sickness speak
But I made it through today despite every word I heard it say

I’m stronger than the sickness
I’ve got to believe in this


released March 19, 2018


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Laurence Made Me Cry is Glasgow based multi-instrumentalist Jo Whitby.

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