The Meaning Behind The Song: 1 More Song About Cold Concrete by Virtual Bird
As a music enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for songs that resonate with me on a deeper level. One such song that has left a lasting impact on me is “1 More Song About Cold Concrete” by Virtual Bird. I first heard this song while browsing through a playlist, and little did I know that it would strike a chord within me.
From the very first listen, I was captivated by the raw emotion and vulnerability portrayed in the lyrics. The opening lines, “Swallow cups of coffee to get my stomach [?]/I know I don’t need it but I still fucking bought it,” immediately set the tone for the rest of the song. It speaks of a self-destructive behavior that many of us can relate to, finding solace in unhealthy coping mechanisms.
The theme of addiction and depression is prevalent throughout the song, as the artist sings, “Singing all these songs about addiction and depression/Festering the pester then the followed introspection.” These lyrics not only shed light on the artist’s personal struggles but also serve as a reminder that many individuals battle with these demons behind closed doors.
There is a constant sense of despair and longing in the lyrics, as the artist questions their own self-worth and purpose. The lines, “It’ll take an army to make me feel like I’m pretty/I don’t mean to be so negative if I have to stop from bidding,” highlight the artist’s deep-seated insecurities and their struggle to feel validated in a world that often weighs them down.
One particularly poignant moment in the song is when the artist reflects on their relationship with their mother. They express their internal conflict, questioning why they were brought into this world and the toll it has taken on their mental well-being. The lines, “Mother why’d you make me, why’d you bring me to this world?/Because I needed company and you’re my pretty girl,” reflect the complex dynamics of family relationships and the emotional baggage that comes with it.
The repetition of certain verses, such as “Swallow cups of coffee to get my stomach [?]/I know I don’t need it but I still fucking bought it,” and “Tearing up the photos in, I don’t know [?] apartment,” adds to the overall melancholic atmosphere of the song. It emphasizes the artist’s need to find solace in destructive patterns and the desire to break free from them.
Virtual Bird’s song, “1 More Song About Cold Concrete,” is a powerful reflection on addiction, depression, and the search for identity and meaning. Its emotionally charged lyrics and haunting melody leave a lasting impression on the listener. It is a reminder that music has the ability to touch our souls and provide solace in the midst of our own personal struggles.
Listening to this song has allowed me to reflect on my own experiences with mental health and the importance of expressing oneself through art. It serves as a reminder that we are not alone in our battles and that there is a community that can offer support and understanding.
About Virtual Bird’s “Addicted” Album (2020)
Virtual Bird’s album, titled “Addicted,” was released on May 26, 2020. The album explores themes of addiction, self-destruction, and the complexities of human emotions. Through their distinct rock sound, Virtual Bird manages to capture the raw essence of personal struggles and translate it into poignant lyrics and powerful melodies.
If you enjoy rock music that dives deep into the human psyche and tackles difficult topics with honesty and vulnerability, “Addicted” is an album you should definitely check out.
Release Date: May 26, 2020