Songs that Best Convey Feelings of Social Anxiety


The Top Ten

1 Things the Grandchildren Should Know - Eels

"I don't leave the house much
I don't like being around people
Makes me nervous and weird
I don't like going to shows either
It's better for me to stay home
Some might think it means I hate people
But that's not quite right." - ColinH

2 Pluto - Sleeping at Last

I love this song so much! Even though it doesn't describe me or how I feel. I just like the song. - Metal_Treasure

"I’ve been worried all my life,
A nervous wreck most of the time.
I’ve always been afraid of heights,
Of falling backwards, falling backwards.
I’ve been worried all my life." - ColinH

3 Please Forgive Me - David Gray

"Help me out here
All my words are falling short
And there's so much I want to say
Want to tell you just how good it feels." - ColinH

4 The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

"Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on.
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away." - ColinH

5 How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

"That there, that's not me
I go where I please
I walk through walls." - ColinH

6 Creep - Radiohead

"But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here." - ColinH

7 Inside of Love - Nada Surf

"I know the last page so well
I can't read the first
So I just don't start
It's getting worse." - ColinH

8 Superman - Five for Fighting

"I'm more than a bird,
I'm more than a plane
I'm more than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

I wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
'Bout a home I'll never see." - ColinH

9 Overkill - Men at Work

"Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be all right
Perhaps it's just imagination

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away." - ColinH

10 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

"I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone" - ColinH

The Contenders

11 Living Dead - Marina and the Diamonds

It describes the situation exactly.
It feels like you're permanently at square one. You waste your time because you can't say anything- you see how everyones living their live and have fun.But you? Just a bird's eye view.

12 The Unforgiven - Metallica

What I've felt, what I've known never shined through in what I've shown.
Never be. Never see. Won't see what might have been.
Never free. Never me. So I dub the unforgiven.
A tired man they see no longer cares.
The old man then prepares to die regretfully - that old man here is me. - Metal_Treasure

13 Outside the Outsider - Marina and the Diamonds
14 Beat It - Michael Jackson
15 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day reminded me of this Whitesnake song:
"Though I keep searching for an answer, I never seem to find what I'm looking for
Oh, Lord, I pray
You give me strength to carry on,
'Cause I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams
Here I go again on my own
Going' down the only road I've ever known" - Metal_Treasure

16 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards

One of my favorite songs of all time - for its music, lyrics and vocals.

"I know the secrets are within me
In a world of broken dreams
Depressed and haunting me
No way out
So many times it's hopeless, dark and gray
No way out
And other times it's hope that saves the day
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" - Metal_Treasure

17 Be Alone - Paramore
18 Sit Home and Rot - Murphy's Law
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