I have struggled with eating disorders for most of my life. I work to promote awareness and options for those suffering around the world.
As eating disorders remain prevalent in our society, there are more songs released about anorexia, bulimia, BED, OSFED, and body image issues. Not all of these songs were written about eating disorders or with eating disorders in mind. However, the lyrics may be relatable to many people struggling with these mental illnesses can relate to these songs.
If you are suffering from an eating disorder or body image issue, please don’t struggle alone! There are many resources for different types of support and help. You are worth it.
1. ElysianSoul – Girl Within the Ghost
“I’m fading away into the unreal
Where nothing tastes better than thin feels
Who I am, nobody knows
‘Cause I’m the girl within the ghost”
2.Katy Rose – Lemon
“And starving hurts the soul
When you’re hungry for some love
So if I close my eyes
I can really fly above”
3.From First to Last – World War Me
“No food for weeks and I’ve never felt better
We look better famished girl
Hightail to our lush escape
And leave our filthy world away”
4.Picturesque – Day by Day
“She says she’s okay
So she’ll try to put her feelings away
But her scars will show more than she’ll say
Wish I knew what made her feel this way”
5.Beach Bunny – Prom Queen
“If I’m pretty, will you like me?
They say beauty makes boys happy
I’ve been starving myself
Carving skin until my bones are showing”
6.Keri Noble – Emily
“Somebody tell her she’s just fooling herself
She thinks she’s just fighting the shadow of somebody else
Doesn’t she notice how much she’s lost
It’s like she’s nailing herself to a cross”
7.Motion City Soundtrack – Attractive Today
“When I just want to feel alive, for the first time in my life,
I just want to feel attractive today”
8.Mother Mother – I Go Hungry
“I got a date on Friday,
Not gonna eat anything ‘til then.
I’m gonna look so skinny,
She’ll wanna feel my bones against her skin.”
9.Augustana – Coffee and Cigarettes
“And I’m sure you’ve lost that weight again
And I’m sure the pills keep pouring in
Like smoke that falls, it’s caving into you”
10.In This Moment – Big Bad Wolf
“Once upon a time
There was an evil little piggy, typical disease
You see this little pig is slowly becoming my own worst enemy
You see this little pig, she’s a blood, blood, blood sucking part of me”
11.Melanie Martinez – Orange Juice
“Now you’re sitting in the cafeteria
Shoving clementines and orange bacteria
Down your throat a dozen times a year, yeah
For another round of your bulimia”
12.Nine Inch Nails – Discipline
“I need your discipline, I need your help
I need your discipline, you know once I start I cannot help myself”
13.Sixx A.M. – Skin
“Paint yourself a picture
Of what you wish you looked like
Maybe then they just might
Feel an ounce of your pain”
14.Hole – Plump
“Failed to make it mine
They say I’m plump
But I throw up all the time
I’ve eaten you, I’m overfed”
15.Lovehatehero – Hollywoodemia
“We’re on our knees
With our fingers in our throats
To fit into the smallest jeans
We’re on our knees”
16.Radiohead – Creep
“I don’t care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul”
17.Halsey – Control
“I paced around for hours on empty
I jumped at the slightest of sounds
And I couldn’t stand the person inside me
I turned all the mirrors around”
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18.Sonny Moore – Copaface Part 2
“Over my head
Purge all day”
19.Marina and the Diamonds – Teen Idle
“I wanna drink until I ache
I wanna make a big mistake
I want blood, guts, and angel cake
I’m gonna puke it anyway”
20.Cygnets – Ana & Mia
“Woke up all alone today
With my friends Ana & Mia
Didn’t have a lot of words to say
‘Til the mirror said “I wouldn’t wanna be ya.””
21.Wale – 90210
“She barely eats at all, if she do she eats light
Indulging a meal when a toilets in sight
Expose those fries, can’t hold those down
To be seven pounds, you must release several pounds”
22.Nada Surf – See These Bones
“You look too tired to eat
Too hungry to sleep”
23.Free Throw – Better Have Burn Heal
“I’ve caught myself avoiding mirrors like the plague
I try to write down some self-praise
But I can’t even fill the page”
24.Titus Andronicus – My Eating Disorder
“Probably easier just to eat at home
Better I should wait until I’m all alone
Then I stuff myself until I explode”
25.Los Campesinos – The Sea is a Good Place to Think About the Future
“I grabbed hold of her wrist and my hand closed from tip to tip
I said, you’ve taken the diet too far, you’ve got to let it slip
But she’s not eating again, she’s not eating again”
26.The Rocket Summer – Movie Stars and Supermodels
“She wants a better body and some supermodel moves
‘Cause in her head she’s always been the ugly one
Well hey, we think we’re ugly too”
27.Eths – Bulimiarexia
“For the last time
Your thin fingers in your mouth
Those spasms that go through you
The hands of happiness”
28.Mineral Girls – Cozy Body
“I’ve got my finger down my throat
in the bathroom with the shower on
I’ve had too much
I’ll never have enough”
29.Alice Cooper – Eat Some More
“We’re not happy ‘til we’re choking
So we eat some more
Throw up on the floor
Go back to the store”
30.Foo Fighters – Skin and Bones
“All worn out and nothing fits
Brennivin and cigarettes
The more I give the less I get
But I’m all set”
31.Mariana’s Trench – Perfect
“Shake hands, and shoot smiles all around
As I sell my body by the pound.
Sign my name on the dotted line,
it would be fate not to resuscitate”
32.The Used – Bulimic
“I’m coughing up my time
Each drag’s a drop of blood, a grain
A minute of my life
It’s all I’ve got just to stay down”
33.Edith Backlund – Skinny
“Mirror, mirror on the wall
Ruthless to your victim
Suiting you becomes my love
Tied to my reflection”
34.Maria Mena – Internal Dialogue
“It must have been strange, living in blue
And see me shut down as though
It was an easy thing to do”
35.Saves the Day – Cars and Calories
“To see her own reflection was like squinting in the sun
And when all tomorrow brings is a set of broken wings
Well it takes bites out of your insides
‘Til you are just a hollow shell”
36.Juliana Hatfield – Feed Me
“I had a hole in my heart
So I threw away my plate
‘Cause nothing would fill me up
Whatever I ate”
37.Fiona Apple – Every Single Night
“The rib is the shell and the heart is the yolk
I just made a meal for us both to choke on
Every single night’s a fight with my brain”
38.Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike
“Blood is on the table
The mouths are all choking
But I’m going hungry”
39.Mitski – Brand New City
“I think my brain is rotting in places
I think my heart is ready to die
I think my body is falling in pieces
I think my blood is passing me by”
40.The Distillers – Sick of it All
“Give me the award, I conquered food again
What else is better in life than to purge my pain”
© 2020 Nora B
What is orthorexia? ›
What Is Orthorexia? Orthorexia is an unhealthy focus on eating in a healthy way. Eating nutritious food is good, but if you have orthorexia, you obsess about it to a degree that can damage your overall well-being. Steven Bratman, MD, a California doctor, coined the term in 1996.Is prom queen about eating disorders? ›
The song is about societal beauty standards and deals a lot with struggling with an eating disorder.What songs are about anxiety? ›
- “Breathin'” by Ariana Grande. ...
- “Help” by The Beatles. ...
- “American Screams” by Arkells. ...
- “Overkill” by Colin Hay. ...
- “Waving Through a Window” by Dear Evan Hansen. ...
- “Crawling” by Linkin Park. ...
- “BasketCase” by Green Day. ...
- “Unwell” by Matchbox 20.
You Fear the Wrong Thing BabyThe Radio Dept.What is Ednos? ›
EDNOS is a diagnosis that is often received when an individual meets many, but not all, of the criteria for anorexia or bulimia. For females, all the criteria for anorexia are met except that of loss of regular periods.What is the fear of not eating called? ›
While those with anorexia fear the effects of food on body image, those with cibophobia are afraid of the food itself.Do anorexics have trouble sleeping? ›
Insomnia is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.Who is a prom queen? ›
Noun. prom queen (plural prom queens) (US) In colleges and high schools, a young woman, chosen by her peers, to "reign" over the school's prom and related activities. May reign alongside a prom king.When did prom queen come out? › What genre is Cloud 9 by Beach bunny? ›
What songs to listen to when you're depressed? ›
- Your heart is pounding. You can't catch your breath. ...
- “Unwell” by Matchbox Twenty. ...
- “Better Place” by Rachel Platten. ...
- “Screen” by Twenty One Pilots. ...
- “Last Hope” by Paramore. ...
- “Heavy” by Linkin Park. ...
- “1-800-273-8255” by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. ...
- “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga.
- Breathin' – Ariana Grande. Ariana Grande - breathin. ...
- Help – The Beatles. The Beatles - Help! ...
- Trouble – Hamish Anderson. ...
- American Screams – Arkells. ...
- Overkill – Colin Hay. ...
- Waving Through a Window – Dear Evan Hansen.
- The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych.
- The Hilarious World of Depression.
- Feeling Good Podcast by Dr. ...
- The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. ...
- Defeat Postpartum Depression with Arielle Wozniak.
- The Brain Warrior's Way.
- The Depression Files Podcast.
A longtime entertainer, host, and comedian, Howie Mandel is one of the most famous people with OCD and he has been incredibly open over the years about his struggle with the disorder.
Musical hallucinations usually occur in older people. Several conditions are possible causes or predisposing factors, including hearing impairment, brain damage, epilepsy, intoxications and psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.Is it normal to constantly have a song in your head? ›
Earworms or stuck song syndrome
Recurring tunes that involuntarily pop up and stick in your mind are common: up to 98% of the Western population has experienced these earworms. Usually, stuck songs are catchy tunes, popping up spontaneously or triggered by emotions, associations, or by hearing the melody.
Many websites have personified common eating disorders to connect with teenagers: ED stands for eating disorders, Mia for bulimia, and Ana for Anorexia.What is Edtwt? ›
Edtwt stands for eating disorder twitter. It is an online community for people living with and recovering from various eating disorders. It is a common misconception that everyone on edtwt suffers from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.What does bed mean ED? ›
BED - Binge Eating Disorder
A binge eating disorder (BED) is where people experience a loss of control and overeat (binge) on a regular basis. Those that binge more than once a week for three months or more, could have binge eating disorder.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia. The American Psychiatric Association doesn't officially recognize this phobia.
What happens if you chew food but spit it out? ›
People who chew and spit out food can end up with dental problems, including cavities and gum disease. Chewing food also signals stomach acids to kick in, ready to do their job of digesting food. But without the actual food to digest, this may cause stomach problems.What is Brumotactillophobia? ›
Brumotactillophobia is the impressive technical term for fear of different foods touching each other.What are the 5 symptoms of anorexia? ›
- Extreme weight loss or not making expected developmental weight gains.
- Thin appearance.
- Abnormal blood counts.
- Dizziness or fainting.
- Bluish discoloration of the fingers.
- Hair that thins, breaks or falls out.
- You don't eat enough, so you're underweight.
- Your self-esteem is based on the way your body looks.
- You are obsessed with and terrified of gaining weight.
- It's hard for you to sleep through the night.
- Dizziness or fainting.
- Your hair is falling out.
- You no longer get your period.
Noun. Homecoming Queen (plural Homecoming Queens) (US) In colleges and high schools, a young lady chosen by her peers to "reign" over the traditional activities associated with the Homecoming football game.What is prom royalty? ›
At a prom, a "prom king" and a "prom queen" may be revealed. These are honorary titles awarded to students elected in a school-wide vote prior to the prom. Other students may be honored with inclusion in a prom court.How do you win prom royalty? ›
When voting for yourself in High School Years, you'll need to at least go to Prom with two playable teenage Sims you can control. Once you are there, go to the box and humbly vote for the one you want, resulting in your character winning Prom Royalty.Do Americans still have prom queens? ›
Not just fictional, but also real, in high schools across America that still crown their very own royal for a night. The prom queen rises to the occasion, first exhibiting a maybe-feigned humility, then displaying her greatness.What do prom queens do? ›
What being a prom queen is, and how to claim the spot as your own. What does it mean to be prom queen? Being prom queen means that on prom night, the winner will be announced from all of the possible candidates. If you're chosen, you'll make your way up to the stage to be crowned, alongside the king.What is beach bunny's real name? ›
Beach Bunny began as a bedroom-based solo project in 2015 when Lili Trifilio recorded a song titled "6 Weeks". The same year, Trifilio released her first EP, titled Animalism. She released her second EP titled Pool Party in 2016.
Is Cloud 9 a real store? ›
Unfortunately they will not, as Cloud 9 isn't a real store. What is real, however, is the big-box store that Cloud 9 takes its influence from. You've likely stumbled into it at one point or another as it's the big-box store to end all big-box stores — Walmart.What does being on Cloud 9 mean urban dictionary? ›
US. Slang. a condition of great joy or bliss; euphoric state.Why is it called Cloud 9? ›
According to their code abbreviations, zero represented the lowest clouds (stratus), and nine, the tallest clouds (cumulonimbus, or thunderstorm clouds). It's from this that the expression “cloud nine” was likely born!How is orthorexia different from anorexia? ›
Instead, the focus for people with orthorexia is an excessive obsession with the health implications of their dietary choices. People with anorexia will severely restrict their food intake in order to lose weight. People with orthorexia, however, strive to feel pure, healthy and natural.Is orthorexia a mental disorder? ›
Although orthorexia is not officially recognised as an eating disorder in the DSM-5, it is a serious mental health condition that can cause extreme health complications.Is orthorexia a real thing? ›
Although not formally recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, awareness about orthorexia is on the rise. The term 'orthorexia' was coined in 1998 and means an obsession with proper or 'healthful' eating.What is the cause of Diabulimia? ›
Diabulimia happens when you skip the insulin you need to treat your type 1 diabetes on purpose in order to lose weight. When you have type 1 diabetes, your body can't make insulin. This means you can't use sugar for energy, so blood sugars rise and are released in excess in your urine.What is it called when you don't like eating? ›
Overview. Anorexia is a general loss of appetite or a loss of interest in food. When some people hear the word “anorexia,” they think of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.Is restricting food an ED? ›
What Is ARFID? Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is an eating disorder. Children with ARFID are extremely picky eaters and have little interest in eating food. They eat a limited variety of preferred foods, which can lead to poor growth and poor nutrition.What's the opposite of anorexia? ›
Megarexia represents the opposite of anorexia: people who suffer Megarexia perceive themselves as healthy and thin when actually they have an obesity problem.
What is an emerging eating disorder not yet officially recognized? ›
Orthorexia is not yet an officially recognized disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th Edition, but it is similar to other eating disorders.What is atypical anorexia nervosa? ›
Atypical Anorexia Nervosa (A-AN)
The reality is that disordered eating and resulting medical complications can occur with previously overweight patients who present with major absolute weight loss over a short time. This is called Atypical Anorexia Nervosa (A-AN), also known as "weight suppression."
Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S., according to the National Eating Disorders Association. It's characterized by episodes of eating large amounts of food, often quickly and to the point of discomfort.What is exercise anorexia called? ›
Anorexia athletica also known as Exercise Bulimia is a form of an eating disorder where an individual exercises to the point of malnourishment, injury and even death. Anorexia athletica is an eating disorder characterized by excessive and compulsive exercising.What does the word nervosa mean? ›
The definition of nervosa in the dictionary is nervous.How do you fix under eating? ›
- eating meals more frequently throughout the day.
- eating meals high in protein.
- eating more complex carbohydrates, such as rice or pasta.
- consuming more monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, such as nuts and avocados.
- including a good selection of vegetables in the diet.
Meat, chicken, fish and tofu contain protein, although too much protein can not only stress the kidneys and liver, but may increase the risk of osteoporosis, too. Some nutrition experts say there is such a thing as eating too much healthy food.Can you eat too clean? ›
One of the most easily missed conditions is orthorexia. This term was coined by Dr. Steven Bratman in the US in 1997, and refers to an obsession with only eating 'pure' or 'clean' foods in a way which significantly interferes with other aspects of a person's life.