Therapy Session
by NF

Album: Therapy Session (2016)
  • Yeah, I gotta say like a month ago
    I was talking to fans
    And one of them pulled me aside and said
    "We never met but I swear that you know who I am
    I been through a lot
    I don't know how to express it to people
    Don't think that I can but I got that mansion CD on rotation
    That's real for me Nate, you do not understand"
    It's crazy for me
    Kids hit me up, say they slitting they wrists on the daily
    This music is more than you think
    Don't book me for just entertainment, it's entertaining
    Hearing these parents, they telling their kids
    My music is violent, you gotta be kidding me
    I guess that your definition of violence and mine
    Is something that we look at differently
    How do you picture me ah?
    Want me to smile, you want me to laugh
    You want me to walk in the stage with a smile on my face
    When I'm mad and put on a mask, for real though
    I mean, what you expect from me?
    I'm tryna do this respectfully
    They say that life is a race
    I know my problems'll probably catch up eventually
    I do my best to be calm
    How you gon' write me and tell me you slaughter my family?
    That's just a glimpse to the stuff that get sent to me
    These the parts of my life that'll never see, woo
    I am aware it's aggressive
    I am not here for acceptance
    I don't know what you expect here
    But what you expect when you walk in a therapy session?

    Therapy, therapy session
    Therapy, therapy session

    This girl at the show looked me in the face
    And told me her life's full of drama
    Said that her dad is abusive
    Apparently he likes to beat on her mama
    I got so angry inside
    I wanted to tell her to give me his number
    But what you gon' do with it right?
    You gon' hit him up then he'll start hitting her harder
    That's real
    These kids, they come to my shows
    With tears in they eyes
    Imagine someone looking at you
    And saying your music's the reason that they are alive
    Sometimes, I don't know how to handle it
    This type of life isn't glamorous
    This ain't an act for the cameras
    You see me walk on these stages but have no idea what I'm dealing with after it
    I put it all in the open
    This is the way that I cope with all my emotion
    I'm taking pictures with thousands of people
    But honestly, I feel like nobody knows me
    I'm trying to deal with depression
    I'm trying to deal with the pressure
    How you gon' tell me my music does not have a message
    When I'm looking out at this crowd full of people I know I affected?
    Ah, I got some things in my life, I know I should let 'em go
    Let me jot it down, let me take a mental note
    I put it all in this microphone, think about that for a minute
    What is the point of this song, I'm just venting but what you expect from a therapy session?

    Therapy, therapy session
    Therapy, therapy session

    What you think about me
    That doesn't worry me
    I know I handle some things immaturely
    I know that I need to grow in maturity
    I ain't gon' walk on these stages in front of these people
    And act like I live my life perfectly
    That doesn't work for me
    Christian is not the definition of a perfect me, woo
    I ain't the type to be quiet
    I ain't gon' sit here in silence
    If I wouldn't say what I say to your face
    Then I promise you I wouldn't say it in private
    I am not lying
    People go off on my page and I'm trying to quit the replying
    But this is ridiculous
    I'm passionate man, I really mean what I'm writing
    You want me to keep it 100? Okay, I'll keep it 100
    I see a whole lot of talking on socials
    But honestly, I don't see nothing in public
    I kinda love it, yeah
    "Why don't you write us some happy raps?
    That would be awesome
    All your music is moody and dark, Nate"
    Don't get me started
    You wanna know what it's like if you met me in person?
    Listen to my verses
    This music is not just for people
    Who sit in the pews and pray at the churches
    I won't reject it
    I don't expect everyone to respect it
    I don't expect you to get my perspective
    What you expect from a therapy session?

    I mean, I think sometimes people they confuse what I'm doing
    I write about life, I write about things that I'm actually dealing with
    Something that I'm actually experiencing, this is real for me
    Like this is something that personally helps me as well
    I'm not confused about who gave me the gift
    God gave me the gift and he gave me the ability to do this
    And he also gave me this as an outlet
    And that's what music is for me
    When I feel something, whether it's anger
    Um, it's a passion about something, or frustration
    Like this is where I go, this is, that's the whole NFrealmusic thing man
    This is real for me, I need this, this is a therapy for me Writer/s: Nate Feuerstein, Tommee Profitt
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Comments: 2

  • Nffan1 from BrisbaneNF is my favourite artist as he raps about real issues unlike a lot of other rappers such as Eminem he raps about a lot of things that don't even relate to most people maybe some of his songs might but I don't really listen to Eminem, see people say to NF that his raps are to violent but that's the thing they may be violent but as he said in his song Therapy Session "Hearing these parents, they telling their kids
    My music is violent, you gotta be kidding me I guess that your definition of violence and mine Is something that we look at differently How do you picture me, ah?" people say he isn't good and crap and also he is too violent but he only does this so he can express his feelings something I will never be able to do
  • Thelegomaster76You're wrong about it being his second album it's actually his fourth album his second was NF released in 2014.
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