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Numb little bug is the name of the song written by Em Beihold along with Nick Lopez and Dru DeCaro in 2022. Em, the singer, and songwriter of the famous lyrical verse “Do you ever get a little bit tired of life” from the number “Numb little bug,” rose to the charts.
1. The Singer
Em Beihold was born and brought up in Los Angeles. Her music finds inspiration in Regina Spektor. Her bond with Los Angeles is evident in the song too. With her mention of the L.A. in the Numb little bug songs line, “And now we’re outta touch, I’ve been driving in L.A.”
She started with piano at six and went on with guitar and ukulele. She staged her solo debut in the year 2016. She even contributed to “Not Who We Were“ in the film, which later became part of Em’s first EP, Infrared.
2. The Song
The song was written by Behold when she was unwell and was taking antidepressants. Those pills numb her, and her anxiety makes Em write such lyrics. One of the fans interpreted being numb as disassociated from life.
2.1. The Tiktok Version
Beihold released a part of the melody on TikTok in the summer months of 2021. The lyrics were found to be so relatable that they went viral and were used in more than 600000 videos.
We all wish to sing a song as the singer sings. But the process of making the song is worth mentioning in this article about much talked about lyrics, “Do you ever get a little bit tired of life?“
3. The Blockbuster -Do You Ever Get a Little Bit Tired of Life
Let us see how what an artist sings turns into a blockbuster. Em Behold mentioned how she was driving and had the lyrics, “Do you ever get a little bit tired of life?” clicked in her mind.
So, after the famed tiktok version of the lyrics of Numb little bug,
- The famous Republican Records grew interested in the artist Em Behold.
- They released the song and got her lyrics on Billboard Hot 100. There the song reached 18th position.
- In the U.K., what she wrote and performed became part of the Top 30.
- Within a month, the music streamed a hundred million times.
- Nearly 50,0000 user-generated media videos used the song Numb Little Bug.
4. Analysis – Do You Ever Get a Little Bit Tired of Life
Since millions adore the song’s lyrics, there could be a section that would love to taste the song’s meaning.
For the first two lines,
- “I don’t feel a sole thing,
Do the pills done too much?”
Em Behold is under so much stress and anxiety that she feels nothing. Neither good nor bad. She couldn’t determine whether it was the effect of the pills or her thoughts.
- “Do you ever get a little bit tired of life,
Like you’re not actually happy, and you don’t want to die.“
In the above lines, Behold retaliates her mind’s fickleness. She is unhappy with her life but doesn’t wish to die. She hopes that she is not alone in the world with these kinds of mixed feelings.
- “Like your body’s in the expanse, but you’re not really ere,
Like though you have empathy, but you don’t actually care.”
Through the above lyrics, she conveys that though she is still in the room, her soul, heart, and mind are beyond the room’s boundaries. Here she must have felt the pain of the pandemic.
Em Beihold asked, “Do you ever get a little tired of life?” And she got millions of positive replies. Millions felt the same, and Em said it was incredible and satisfying. Though for her, writing such lyrics is self-therapy.
What amazed her is how the song she sings out of anxiety becomes so correlated to people suffering from emotional and mental disorders and equally adored by new mothers dealing with postpartum anxiety and depression.
So friends, why wait? You can go ahead and grab your music copy of the Numb Little Bug in EP Egg in the Backseat if you still need to get it in your possession.
Another young popstar Olivia Rodrigo is worth mentioning here. She is even believed to write her songs as of Em Behold.