Survival Of The Fittest

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    On the left side of the EP there is a grave with a cross. On the cross 2 people are sitting, one holding a fishing line with a heart as a bait. There are also flowers on the grave. On the right 'Good Mourning To You' is written in handwriting, as well as 'Eyemèr' a bit more below.
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‘Survival Of The Fittest’ is one of the darkest tracks on the new Eyemèr EP. With this song, Eyemèr talks about someone having suicidal thoughts and tendencies. The person talks about these thoughts to someone they trust, explaining how frustrating it is that they dream of ending their life, but do not ‘have the guts’ to actually act on it. Of course, for the other person this is very hard to hear and they are just relieved that the suicidal person hasn’t attempted anything.

‘Survival Of The Fittest’ talks about the impact of a severe mental illness on both the ill person, as well as those close to them.

lyrics

this place is not your place
you’ve been trying to fit
in a box that is too thin
hate builds up
when you keep to yourself
so please
just yell for once

you sighed
‘last night
I dreamt of leaving the world behind
but now
I’m not ready to’

if others knew what you are
they would declare you mad
but that’s what we all are here

you sighed
‘last night
I dreamt of leaving the world behind
but now
I’m not ready to’
you sighed
‘last night
my planet asked my to return
but now
I’m not ready to’
if survival of the fittest is really true
then how did we evolve to this

you sighed
‘last night
‘I dreamt of leaving the world behind’

credits

from Good Mourning To You, released October 21, 2019
Guitar, voice and songwriting by Sarah Devreese.
Production by Michiel De Maeseneer.

Mastering by Pieter De Wagter

Artwork by Sarah Devreese.
Editing artwork by Thomas Delanote.

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Eyemèr Ghent, Belgium

For many years already, Eyemèr has been working to break the stigma surrounding mental health using melancholic indie sounds and activist lyrics. Since 2018, which marks the year the artist came out of the closet as non-binary, they have also started writing about their genderqueerness. Eyemèr hopes to spotlight both the mental health theme and non-binary theme and normalize these. ... more

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