PropertyOfZack Track-By-Track : : Stickup Kid (Part I)
Stickup Kid will be releasing their Nothing About Me EP via Adeline Records on June 5th. PropertyOfZack is teaming up with the band to do a series of Track-By-Track guides and streams to give insight on the songs that make up the EP. Check out Track-By-Tracks for the first two songs on the EP below and come back on Wednesday and Thursday for more!
I wrote this song shortly after I started a long (and ongoing) battle against Major Depressive Disorder, and General Anxiety Disorder. However, at the time this was written, I did not know I was dealing with either one of those. When I get in a depressed/anxious mindset, my mind goes 100 miles per hour, and I basically can’t abandon any thoughts. I literally get stuck thinking and it overrides everything going on right in front of me. My thoughts tend to control me, and that is what Breathing is about, hence the whole “I’m stuck inside my head” theme. In that time period, which was when I started college and lived in a dorm, I had so many thoughts in my head that sometimes I would just sit in my dorm all day without eating. I would just sit there and let my mind talk itself into feeling worthless. I came to the realization that if I kept staying inside all the time, someone might as well dig my grave and bury me right there in my room. The song is called “Breathing” because when I have these problems, my chest tightens which makes it hard to breathe. - Tony Geravesh
- Listen to “Breathing” .
I wrote these during one of the darkest periods of my life, where everything around me was uncertain. I was in a relationship with this girl, and neither of us were truly ready to dive deep into it, but we dove deep anyways. This ended badly. She started acting, dressing, becoming someone she wasn’t, and I began subconsciously evading her. This song is pretty much a letter to that girl (since we seldom speak anymore) saying that I’m not going to give away a piece of myself to her again, because the feeling of being ruined by her overcame the good times in our relationship. The skeleton of these lyrics were taken from the first lyrics I ever wrote, so when I read these lyrics, it kind of pays homage to the younger, purer me, that I felt I lost while spending time with this girl. - Tony Geravesh
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