In recognition of October as depression awareness month, Filipino pop-punk band End Street released a new song named ‘Dosis’. End Street has never shied away from talking about mental health, and they’ve sung about it in their own songs – singles like 31 and Sandcastles. Dosis is their first song that actually tackles what it’s like to live with depression, in a society that is not very welcoming of it.
With lyrics like “Bakit ba gan’on? Kahit anong gawin ay kulang na kulang pa rin, may mali ba sa akin?” (Why is it that everytime I do something, it always seems to not be enough.” but what really hit home in this song is the line “Imbis na ipagpaubaya mo ako sa panalangin, bakit di mo na lang ako yakapin?” (Instead of leaving it up to prayer, why not just show me love yourself?) which holds true especially among the youth who want to talk about mental health to people who don’t fully understand it.
For End Street, a band that has released multiple songs tackling different subject matters – Dosis definitely sits close to heart.