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When You’re Tired Of Pretending To Be Happy

Hello my friend.

In this post, I want to share about this one song. Pretending by Kaleido. This song are about mental health issues, but some lyrics are relatable to everyone, I assume, because I believe all people in this world ever felt tired of pretending to be happy.

Below are the music video and lyrics of the song.

Kaleido lyric
“Pretending”

I’m tired of pretending I’m okay
It’s okay to not be okay sometimes

Can’t you see I’m barely breathing
Can’t you see I’m tired of screaming
You’re my weakness I can’t explain
I try to measure up but I feel the pain

You’re breathing down my neck now
Wishing I could figure out somehow
To make this all go away
Don’t have to listen to a word you say

It takes the dark to see the stars
Go and lose yourself and find out who you are
Who you really are

I’m tired of pretending I’m okay
It’s okay to not be okay sometimes
If only you’d give me a little space
Maybe I would finally be okay

I am just a painted-on smile
I think I’ve been living in denial
So take it or leave it
There’s no other way
I just need to live at my own pace

Can’t you see I’m trying here
Can’t you tell I’m dying here
So take it or leave it
There’s no other way
Take it or leave it

It takes the dark to see the stars
Go and lose yourself and find out who you are
Who you really are

I’m tired of pretending I’m okay
It’s okay to not be okay sometimes
If only you’d give me a little space
Maybe I would finally be okay

No!

I’m tired of pretending I’m okay
It’s okay to not be okay sometimes

I’m tired of pretending I’m okay
It’s okay to not be okay sometimes
If only you’d give me a little space
Maybe I would finally be okay

Okay
Okay
Okay!

Kaleido band

Kaleido surfaced in Detroit, Michigan in October 2011 as a powerhouse four piece rock / pop band. Created by Christina Chriss and Joey Fava, who met in 2010 at a show their previous bands were playing together, the two decided to start writing with each other. They recorded their first song “This Far”, and immediately knew they had found something very special. Combining Christina’s fiery charisma, powerful vocals, lyrics, and melodies with Joey’s thunderous drums and multi-instrumental songwriting ability, they wrote and recorded a handful of songs, finding their sound. (Source)

At the core, Kaleido is reminiscent of the piss-and-vinegar, stadium rock of a young Guns N’ Roses crossed and fused with the lovable, fun and energetic sensibilities of an early No Doubt. Their authentic and memorable songs are highlighted by an explosive live show, both of which quickly gained them notoriety in the Detroit music scene. (Source)

Active from
  • 2011
Band members
  • Christina Chriss – Vocals
  • Joey Fava – Drums
  • Cody Morales – Bass
Genre
  • Rock

tired of pretending to be happyPicture: Facebook Kaleido

What this song about?

Christina Chriss: Our song “Pretending” was born from my frustrations with feeling that I needed to always be okay, always be the strong one. Even if I was freaking out on the inside, I had the pressure to keep my mouth shut, put on a smile and “get over it” on my shoulders. I’ve found that the only thing harder than the actual internal battle with anxiety, depression and addiction is faking a smile and pretending you’re fine on the outside. The lyrics came straight from my mouth.. feeling broken down I said “I’m tired of pretending I’m okay”.

Our mental health deserves as much attention as our physical health. We’ll go to the doctor for physical ailments, but are made to feel embarrassed or ashamed when we feel hopeless, and not okay, mentally. It’s okay to not be okay, sometimes. I hope that the song reaches everyone who needs to hear it and I hope that mental health is taken more seriously. I’ve lost too many friends to addiction and suicide, and I often wonder if they’d still be here if they would have felt that they could reach out for help. (Source)

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