‘What Am I Supposed To Do?’

This video starts with an interview, the music starts shortly after.

What am I supposed to do?

Throwing tears down a well, hear the drops echo again
I don't wanna hold it out, I don't want to feel it down, just wanna bring it back to you
What am I supposed to do?

I want to see sight and sound, feel the rhythm all around
but everything feels dull, everything fades to gray, our houseplant starts to decay
What am I supposed to do?

Holding you is the best part, gave me a smile, what a work of art
it ain't no Rothko, no, two tones could describe me better
But some masterpiece but you can still call me later

Just to say

What am I supposed to do?



Mojo JNR chose to write his song about overthinking.

One way we can overcome anxiety or low mood which can cause overthinking as a symptom is through using our creativity.

How could you use overthinking as a theme in your creativity?

Have you tried overlapping or repetitive patterns? In Mojo JNR’s song they repeat words and melodies, try using this in your song!

Try these songwriting prompts:

  • What if my situation was different?
  • What question would you like ask someone and why?
  • What am I overthinking about and why?
  • What are all the different ways you feel?

Top Tip

As Mojo JNR says in his interview, you never have to publish or share your songs once they are writing, in fact you can keep them for yourself and return to them only when you want to.

If you are overthinking, experiencing anxiety or low mood, here are some useful links:

  • Anxiety UK – Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am – 5.30pm)
  • CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35. Phone 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm – 12am)
  • Mental Health Foundation – Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems and learning disabilities
  • Mind – Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm)
  • No Panic – Charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am – 10pm)
  • Papyrus – Young suicide prevention society. Phone HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, 7pm – 10pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm – 5pm)
  • Samaritans – Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone 116 123 (free 24/7 helpline)

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