The song “Amsterdam” by British rock band Coldplay, depicts an individual’s journey through depression from hopelessness to recovery. The song describes how individuals with mental illnesses often feel trapped in their own minds and the narrator contemplates suicide as an escape. However, by reaching out to others, he/she is helped down from the edge and out of the darkness.
“Come on, oh my star is fading
And I see no chance of release
And I know I’m dead on the surface
But I am screaming underneath”
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