My ship went down in a sea of sound, when I woke up alone I had everything.
LET ME TELL YOU A THING. Alex Gaskarth is one of the strongest humans that I know of. I know, a lot of people suffer from social anxiety, but not everyone has the courage or desire to do what he does. He doesn’t let his mental illness stop him from doing what he loves, with three of his favorite people, every day.
I have heard probably every single version of this song, (partially because I’m ATL trash, partially because I love its message and its helped me so so so so much) and this version is my absolute favorite. That’s because he almost sounds sadder than the other versions. Like, he knows that this is a problem for him, and he thinks he has it until under control until he gets in front of everyone and his lungs start to falter again. The way he sings /i’m flesh and bone, i’m a rolling fucking stone/ kills me in every version, but this one specifically because he recognizes that hes just human, and he cannot help feeling this way, and even though he can’t change it, he knows how to live with it.
Another thing, over and over again he says sing. It’s almost like hes afraid they won’t if he doesn’t ask over and over again, which again plays on his social anxiety.
Therapy, you were never a friend to me. You can choke on your misery.
(IM SORRY I JUST LOVE HIM AND THIS SONG SO MUCH. IT HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART, AND IF YOU DONT THINK THIS IS ANYWHERE TRUE, TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK BECAUSE I WANNA KNOW!! :))