The Irrational Mind

The Monster

Eminem has teamed up with Rihanna again for a new singled called “The Monster.” It caught my ear when I heard these lyrics:

“Cause I needed an intervention in this to intervene between me and this monster
And save me from myself and all this conflict
Cause the very thing that I love is killing me and I can’t conquer it
My OCD is clonking me in the head
Keep knocking, nobody’s home, I’m sleepwalking
I’m just relaying what the voice of my head is saying”

Here’s the full link to the lyrics and the song itself. What do you think? Is it another casual use of being “OCD” and “crazy,” or does it touch on something deepers? Is mental illness the monster?

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