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We Don’t Get Along Well

The song “My Mind & Me” by Selena Gomez was written by the singer herself and offers a touching narrative. It serves as a raw and introspective portrayal of her personal struggle with mental health. The song stands as a testament to her openness about the challenges she has faced. Especially under the relentless scrutiny of the public eye from a young age. Addressing her journey with lupus and the pressures of being a public figure, Gomez expressed the internal struggle she faces, reflecting the universal battle many encounter with their own mental well-being.

“Yeah, I’m constantly tryna fight somethin’ that my eyes can’t see

My mind and me, we don’t get along sometimes

And it gets hard to breathe, but I wouldn’t change my life

And all of the crashin’ and burnin’ and breakin’, I know now

If somebody sees me like this, then they won’t feel alone now

My mind and me

It’s hard to talk and feel heard when you always feel like a burden

Don’t wanna add to concern, I know they already got

But if I pull back the curtain, then maybe someone who’s hurtin’

Will be a little more certain, they’re not the only one lost”

The lyrics encapsulate a sentiment of grappling with unseen adversities, where Gomez vividly depicts the conflict between her mind and herself. She openly acknowledges the difficulty of navigating internal struggles that often go unnoticed by others, creating a disconnect between her inner world and outward perception. Furthermore, Gomez vulnerably shares the complexities of feeling unheard and burdening others with her emotions, highlighting the isolation that comes with mental health battles. Despite this, she finds comfort in the idea that by revealing her vulnerabilities, she can offer comfort to others who may be enduring similar ordeals. 

Through “My Mind & Me,” Selena Gomez not only voices her personal journey but offers a relatable narrative to listeners, emphasizing that struggles with mental health are a shared experience. 

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