Migraine || ASL Cover


Hello, my name is Kaity. Today I want to share a special song with y’all…well, it’s special for me. Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day. I actually have both anxiety and depression. I know that it’s really important to know that in this world, you aren’t alone when you face a mental illness. I’ve been thinking about translating this song for a long time, but I felt there were many reasons that stopped me from doing it. I felt that my signs skills weren’t good enough or I’d be picked on for my mental health…and I was really scared to share something so personal with the world. But, this year, I really felt like there was something telling me ‘you need to do this for your students more than anything else.’ I have both Deaf and hearing students and friends and many of them also struggle with their mental health. So, I decided to suck it up and do this song. This song is called Migraine by Twenty One Pilots. This song has a really special place in my heart. The first time I heard this song, it really hit me hard. This song helped me realize that first, I wasn’t alone. Second, that I needed to find some help. Lastly, it helps me explain to other people that when I say I have anxiety, my brain knows that it’s a fake thought, but I can’t control it. I’m stuck, because my head is the only place my head can be. So, I used this song to explain that to my parents, my siblings, and my friends for what’s happening in my head. So, if you struggle with anxiety or depression or being bipolar, or whatever you have, you are not alone. Love y’all. Am I the only one I know Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat? Shadows will scream that I’m alone-one-one… [music] I-I-I I’ve got a migraine And my pain will range from up, down, and sideways Thank God it’s Friday cause Fridays will always be better than Sundays ‘Cause Sundays are my suicide days I don’t know why they always seem so dismal
Thunderstorms, clouds, snow and a slight drizzle Whether it’s the weather or the letters by my bed
Sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head Let it be said what the headache represents
It’s me defending in suspense It’s me suspended in a defenseless test
Being tested by a ruthless examiner That’s represented best by my depressing thoughts I do not have writer’s block my writer just hates the clock
It will not let me sleep I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead And sometimes death seems better than the migraine in my head Am I the only one I know Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat Shadows will scream that I’m alone But I know, we’ve made it this far, kid Yeah yeah yeah I am not as fine as I seem
Pardon, me for yelling and telling you green gardens Are not what’s growing in my psyche, it’s a different me
A difficult beast feasting on burnt down trees Freeze frame, please let me paint a mental picture portrait
Something you won’t forget, it’s all about my forehead And how it is a door that hold’s back contents
That makes Pandora’s box contents look non-violent Behind my eyelids are islands of violence
My mind ship-wrecked this is the only land my mind could find I did not know it was such a violent island
Full of tidal waves, suicidal crazed lions They’re trying to eat me, blood running down their chin
And I know that I can fight, or I can let the lion win I begin to assemble what weapons I can find
‘Cause sometimes to stay alive you gotta kill your mind Am I the only one I know Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat Shadows will scream that I’m alone But I know, we’ve made it this far, kid yeah, yeah, yeah yeah, yeah, yeah And I will say that we should take a day to break away
From all the pain our brain has made, the game is not played alone And I will say that we should take a moment and hold it
And keep it frozen and know that life has a hopeful undertone And I will say that we should take a day to break away
From all the pain our brain has made, the game is not played alone And I will say that we should take a moment and hold it
And keep it frozen and know that life has a hopeful undertone Am I the only one I know Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat Shadows will scream that I’m alone But I know, we’ve made it this far, kid Made it this far…. Made it this…

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  1. This was such a cool idea. I have wanted to learn sign language for so long but with uni and other life stuff, haven't had the time. Loved this!

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