6 Best Songs About ADHD

Songs About ADHD
Written by Corey Morgan

Top Songs About ADHD

Disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause noticeable changes in one’s behaviour. Many people’s first impressions of someone with ADHD are that they are impulsive, unable to focus, and exhibit signs of restlessness. When a child’s environment changes, such as when they begin school, the ADHD symptoms may become more apparent.

Adult ADHD diagnoses are sometimes made for people whose symptoms were unrecognised in childhood. Many adults who were first diagnosed with ADHD as children continue to struggle with the disorder as an adult. With proper care, ADHD can become better. Teachers and parents of younger children can help them learn to control their thoughts, actions, and feelings.

Children need to develop better focus and self-discipline as they get older. Music is therapeutic and that’s why I’ve compiled a list of songs about ADHD for your or your loved ones to find peace and get better. Enjoy!

1. “The Original” by Roo Panes

Roo Panes - The Original

This song is about the person we were when we were first starting out. Throughout the course of our lives, we have adapted aspects of our identities from what other people have desired for us to be. To be truly happy, we must, however, let go of the expectations that other people have of us and instead embrace our authentic selves.

I believe that those of us who have ADHD have difficulties similar to this one pretty frequently. The majority of our lives are spent frantically striving to live up to the desires of other people and to fulfil their expectations of us.

This inhibits us from enjoying our lives to the fullest. This song encourages individuality and emphasises the fact that you do not need to impress or act like others. Just be yourself in your own unique way.

2. “Someday” by Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas - Someday (Official Video)

This is one of the songs about the ADHD that reflects on a lot of things. If I had to choose just one word to describe this song, it would be “hope.” The lead vocalist of Matchbox Twenty, which is my favourite band, sings in this song, “Maybe someday we’ll figure all this out.”

Living with ADHD may make it feel like you have no idea what you are doing all the time. However, even if things are difficult today, there is always hope that tomorrow will be better. And the day after that might be even better than the previous one. It may take some time to figure out how to properly manage your ADHD, but things will get easier for you if you just keep making baby strides forward.

3. “Spiegel im Spiegel” by Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt- Spiegel im Spiegel

Although it is rather lengthy, this one actually has a very relaxing effect on the mind. The first time I heard it, I was driving, and when I arrived at my destination, I sat in my car for a long time waiting for it to end because I was engrossed in it and wouldn’t want to be disturbed if I stepped out of the car. Classical music may be difficult to listen to, yet it has a powerful ability to put listeners in a relaxed and peaceful state of mind.

4. “A.D.H.D” by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - A.D.H.D (Official Video)

This masterpiece also reflects on songs about ADHD. The general idea of this song is that a person who has been diagnosed with ADHD is going to have a shorter attention span on various things, whether it be certain thoughts, specific discussions, or anything else.  He is saying “that” in the British manner, which sounds quite similar to how the word “thought” is pronounced in American English.

This is a reference to the fact that some people use drugs to avoid thinking. All of the drugs—marijuana, alcohol, and painkillers—confuse and slow down our mental processes. This is a societal commentary on the mental state of today’s kids, which is characterised by ever-increasing levels of medication and apathy.

He is referring to observing persons with ADHD who are forced to take a variety of medications and drink to fit in with their peers. In the “loner loner” section, he is referring to the fact that persons with ADHD are not accepted simply because they are “too hyper,” and that it was unacceptable for him to watch such people live their lives while doing drugs and smoking. This song has a positive and correctional message; truly amazing.

5 “Stand By You” by Rachael Platten

Rachel Platten - Stand By You (Official Video)

The narrator of the song is someone who is trying to help her partner or her best friend get through their depression. It demonstrates that the individual loves their friend or lover deeply and would literally go through hell with them because there is such a strong bond between them. It also shows that the individual would walk through hell with their lover.

The song “Stand By You” is heartfelt in that it conveys the message that even in the darkest of times, someone, even God, will always be there for you.

If someone says to you, “Even if we can’t find Heaven, I will walk through __ with you,” it signifies that they are promising to stick by your side no matter where you go, even if it is hell. It is so moving and with such passion that it makes me want to cry for no other reason than that.

It is common knowledge that children who suffer from ADHD face difficulties daily. Their ability to concentrate is hindered by the fact that their brains are wired differently.

Although having ADHD provides many children with the ability to think creatively and show astounding levels of originality, it is challenging for these children to behave in the manner in which society expects them to behave, such as sitting quietly, listening attentively, and refraining from speaking out. This song is beautiful in every aspect and would leave you in tears.

6. “Grey Street” by Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band - Grey Street (from The Central Park Concert)

This song is about a woman who is going through a rough patch in her life.

She tries to be “cool” to fit in with other people, which is symbolised by the bold and bright colours. However, she is unaware that when she does not show her true self, all of these colours or personalities mix, turning grey, which is symbolic of depression.

This woman has high aspirations for her life, but despite her efforts, she is unable to move forward; she is caught in a rut. Even though she is depressed, she continues to hold out hope.