SAD! - XXXTENTACION




The Experience: Who am I...When your hurts define who you are...

Music video: XXXTentacion's last music video follows an inner and exterior battle. Outside, he's fighting to bury a part of him that doesn't want to stay dead. Inside, he's stuck on a chair facing down an inner demon. In both scenes he's his own worse enemy. His demons want to drag him down and his dead self wants to give up the fight and rest. He won't. The video clarifies that the enemy isn't someone else. It's you yourself. Whether or not that's comforting remains to be seen: your fate is back in your own hands, but fighting yourself is the hardest battle of all.

The Meaning of SAD!: XXXTENTACION shares the raw experience of a broken heart - I gave her everything she took my heart and left me lonely. And he doesn't open any windows to hope - I won't fix I'd rather weep. It's true that being hurt can wound who you are, but SAD! goes further. The focus isn't on spurned love. Spurned love would at least mean you were a protagonist in a tragedy. But still a protagonist. Instead, SAD! is the song of someone turned total victim and stuck there. Someone whose fate - suicide if you ever try to let go - is completely in someone else's hands.

Ask yourself: Can others truly define who you are?

Album: ? (2018)

LYRICS:


Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh
You decide, if you're ever gonna, let me know (yeah)
Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh
I'm sad, I know yeah
I'm sad, I know yeah
Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh
You decide, if you're ever gonna, let me know (yeah)
Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh
I'm sad, I know yeah
I'm sad, I know yeah

I gave her everything
She took my heart and left me lonely
I've been broken, heart's contentious
I won't fix, I'd rather weep
I'm lost then I'm found but
It's torture being in love
I love when you're around
But I f-cking hate when you leave

Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh
You decide ,if you're ever gonna, let me know (yeah)
Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh
I'm sad, I know yeah
I'm sad, I know yeah
Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh
You decide, if you're ever gonna, let me know (yeah)
Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh
I'm sad, I know yeah
I'm sad, I know yeah

Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh
You decide, if you're ever gonna, let me know (yeah)
Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh
I'm sad, I know yeah
I'm sad, I know yeah
Who am I? Someone that's afraid to let go, uh
You decide, if you're ever gonna, let me know (yeah)
Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh
I'm sad, I know yeah
I'm sad, I know yeah


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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