Black Dog Pack Playlist

When the black dog named depression, middle name anxiety, comes to town the world can seem to slow. A camera focus zooms in on you, and like the Super Bowl your life is in a five second delay — replays in slow motion. Every action is over-analyzed, and its easy to feel alone.

In the long run, it helps to read about people like you and meet people like you.  It helps to meet the people who make you less alone. In the moment, however, each of those opportunities seems like a mountain needing moving. Making it through your day leaves you feeling exhausted, like a runner after a marathon they didn’t want to run. There is no energy left to move mountains.

Times like these, I’ve found, call for a little mood music. Of all the types of employment and pastimes, artists seem to collectively contain the highest volume of depressed and anxious employees. This, inherently, gives us a plethora of music connecting us directly to a person just like us — if just for a moment. So, if you find yourself in need of a friend and no energy to move mountains, load this playlist into the closest musical device and they’ll all be there ready to back you up.

Matchbox 20– Unwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of Monster & Men — Little Talks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soundgarden — Fell On Black Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty One Pilots — Car Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All American Rejects — Move Along

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linkin Park — Heavy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Plan — Welcome to My Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cage the Elephant — Shake Me Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skillet — Last Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alter Bridge — Isolation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lil Wayne — I Feel Like Dying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blink 182 — Adams Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Inch Nails (Or Johhny Cash) — Hurt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rilo Kelley — A Better Dauther/Son

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sia — Breathe Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linkin Park — Leave Out All the Rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beatles — Hey Jude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sufjan Stevens — Should Have Known Better

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Cohen — Avalanche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Floyd — Comfortably Numb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Counting Crows — Come Around

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paramore — Hardtimes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evanescence — Lithium

 

 

 

 

 

1975 — She Lays Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Eat World — The Middle

 

 

 

 

Florence + The Machine — Shake it Out

 

The Strumbellas — Spirits

 

 

 

Garbage — Only Happy When it Rains

 

 

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