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Astralya - MOTHMAN

from Solidarity Soundwaves by Various Artists

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'MOTHMAN' is a song about fear.

Struggling with OCD it can feel like the world is constantly throwing you battles, and you become terrified of making a mistake during these challenges.

Through a gothic soundscape and ethereal vocals, I express this fear like a repetitive warning cry, akin to the Mothman, a creature that warned people of coming danger. May this song remind you that, although it is scary, you can exorcise your fears and rise above, “like a moth and yearn”.


Please see me
Please see me
Listen to me
Fucking bleeding

I thought I would never fear anymore
But now I’m crying on the floor
I’ve been broken to my core
And the universe keeps on wanting more
From me, I will never be free it seems
The tears down my face, they continue to stream
Keep cutting up my wrist to break the seams
Release me from this nightmare, I want to dream
It’s flooding again, now I cannot pretend
I’m scared that it is finally the end
But things keep happening on and on, I need help
But how do I get it when I’m all by myself?
Paranoid, empty shell
Fill the void with a firey hell
Is it a warning from the universe?
My whole life feels just like a curse
I don’t understand why I deserve
To feel so much pain when I just want to swerve
Every decision made with best intention
But the result leaves me just with rumination

Terrified of taking the wrong turn
Make a mistake and never learn
I want to spread my wings like a moth and yearn
Retreat into the night, never return
Is it real responsibility? I can’t discern
Thought the bridge had fallen, broken and burned
The past still returns and I cannot cope
Paralysing my mind and I’ve lost hope

Please see me
Please see me
Listen to me
Fucking bleeding


from Solidarity Soundwaves, released February 15, 2024
Writer, producer: Melissa Sagen (Astralya)

Instagram: @astralyamusic


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