Written by Kitch
Let me tell you something, that as men we feel
We always get told, we need to keep it real
But I’m afraid, it’s more of a double standard
That keep just stranded, left feeling angered
And act like we don’t care so we put on a front
Tryna look hard “Ayo mandem, pass the blunt
And record it so I can put it on my story
‘Cause the bad b’s support it then soak in the glory and the attention”
But I swear down I’ve had enough
Think about it there’s no reason to be acting up
It’s time to take off this mask, I don’t need to be faking my past,
I need to reveal all my scars
Why do men have to keep in how we’re feeling?
Aren’t we all humans, I wonder how we’re dealing
With the pressure, to look good, be sporty
Be rich, have muscles, be nice but don’t be too corny
We can’t ever do good, we’re forever scrutinised
I guess that’s one of the reasons for the high suicide
Forever telling lies, ain’t ever televised
How am I gonna tell you that I’m feeling dead inside?
This goes for young males all across the country
Who go home wondering will anyone actually love me
I feel like I’m being myself once in a blue moon
Otherwise you won’t like me, either way it’s lose lose
It’s so confusing, so I bury my own expressions
Which is why I own depressions
We’re set-up and we need to escape the noose
'Cause murder is the only way we make the news
XplusY is a theatre production about the struggles young men face with masculinity and stereotypes.
Kitch was asked to write a short piece regarding how he felt about the matter.
The instrumental he used is from an Eminem song, titled 'No Apologies'.
You can watch the live version here.
'We can’t ever do good, we’re forever scrutinised
I guess that’s one of the reasons for the high suicide'
17th December 2018