16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Holding On To You
“When I was 22, I attempted suicide. It was not the first time and who knows if it will be my last. A few months later, I began listening to the band Twenty One Pilots. Many of their lyrics deal with depression. I fell in love with the song “Holding on to You,” which features the lyrics: "Tie a noose around your mind
Loose enough to breath fine and tie it
To a tree tell it, you belong to me, this ain’t noose
This is a leash and I have news for you
You must obey me!”
The lyrics had such an impact on my life that I got the imagery tattooed on my leg to remind me that I am in control and not the bullshit in my brain.”
© Keith Matthews .
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||Nov. 28, 2018, 12:07 p.m.