So what is ‘I SING THE BODY DYSMORPHIC?’ And why should you care? Do you even know what body dysmorphia is? Lets get to that one first.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) or Body Dysmorphia is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have a distorted view of how they look and to spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance. For a better understanding of the causes, symptoms and treatments, here’s a link to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Now lets go back to this video blog/art piece called I SING THE BODY DYSMORPHIC. It’s been created for you, our community, our brave souls, if you have it inside you, to open up your life to us, and write/sing about your own Body Dysmorphia. If you don’t want to do the singing part, our very own Edward Ernest will do it for you if you like. Now for the rules.

RULES TO ‘I SING THE BODY DYSMORPHIC’

First, watch this music video. It’s from the play and movie ‘FAME’ and it’s a song called ‘I Sing the Body Electric.’

Second,¬†please read the lyrics to the below first verse of ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ to familiarize yourself with the cadence and flow.

I sing the body electric
I celebrate the me and to come
I toast to my own reunion
When I become one with the sun
And I’ll look back on Venus
I’ll look back on Mars
And I’ll burn with the fire
Of ten million stars
And in time and in time
We will all be stars

 

Third, Using the line ‘I sing the body dysmorphic to replace the line ‘I sing the body electric’, rewrite the rest of the first verse as shown above about your own body dysmorphia.
 
Fourth, once you’re done writing. Record yourself singing your song and then send it to us along with the lyrics by email (submit@massivephobia.com) or a dropbox like service so we can upload it to our YouTube Channel. If you do not want sing it yourself, email us at the above address, send us your lyrics, and Edward Ernest will do it for you. Here’s Edward doing his thing as an example for you.

 

I sing the body dysmorphic

I wish the head voices were mum

I boast a stomach of ruin as I snort cocaine just to feel numb

And my chins all have chins

And those chins have kids

And they’ll all keep on staring from my Instagram vids

And in time and in time there will be more chins

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And that’s it! We can’t wait to see what you make!