White Walls By Vida

White Walls is a song written by Reilly O’Byrne-Inglis about a relative in the mental health system. It is a passionate song, sung with feeling and pathos. Recently sung at a live concert it left many in the audience in tears. Here are the words and a link to the song. It’s fantastic that the music industry is highlighting the stigma of mental health.

Verse 1

Let’s go down to the park and feed the ducks
Let’s get some air in those shrivelled lungs
I’ll try and buy you flowers and you get them
confiscated because they’re held by wires

Chorus

Can barely walk so we’ll carry you
They’ve pumped knows what into you
White Walls are not where you belong
You haven’t seen the sun in so long
It might not feel like you’re winning
But you’re still here,
You’re still here.

Verse 2

Let’s go somewhere quiet now
Let’s get you some peace somehow
I could wash your thoughts away
Like wringing out a wet towel
Watching water trickel down.

Chorus

Can barely walk so we’ll carry you
They’ve pumped knows what into you
White Walls are not where you belong
You haven’t seen the sun in so long
It might not feel like you’re winning
But you’re still here,
You’re still here.

Outro

Let’s go home
Let’s go home

Link to the Song White Walls by Vida

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