A very important issue to me & something I speak about frequently is mental health. I wrote this song in the midst of severe anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide last year. It’s my pleasure to share, Devil Do a Flip — A story of overcoming my demons.
Time and time, and time I tell my friends
That things are getting better, when it is
That I am doing better, than I did
Cause I then put the metal to my shit *
[I just made the devil do a flip]
He’s rolling in his coffin cause of it
But I can’t solve the problem for the kid **
We’re rolling with the metal, pantera
If he’s talking war, vendetta
We’re coming back strong, whenever
Storm been through the calm, together ***
Storm been through the calm, together
May my niggas ride forever, dawg
- signed, ibn
*Typically, when they (my friends/family) ask if I'm okay, I'll answer yes, when it's a lie. As of lately, I've been in a better place, due to what I overcame. I’m doing better than I was doing, because at my lowest I had myself at gunpoint in the mirror.
**Making the Devil “do a flip” is my way of pissing him off, for not pulling the trigger even though I was so close. You can't make me sink into your darkness just because you're there. I can’t be your selfish resolve.
***Taking its inspiration from the heavy metal band Pantera, "rollin with the metal" is a metaphor for hunting down the devil with a gun. It's a constant battle, so I have to keep winning. It was my close friends who helped me realize I wasn't alone, so I will use their support next time these thoughts come rushing in.