It’s a Bad Habit: A Song Review

“But you know it’s biscuits, it’s gravy, babe.”

Many people have an irrational fear of being rejected because it is embarrassing and it hurts, especially if you like someone and you don’t know if they like you back. Never spontaneous, never bold enough to make our move and see the results in a potential interest that could lead to something more. 

Steve Lacy is a singer/songwriter born in Compton, California and is notoriously known for his most recent song, Bad Habits. 

Most of the time, people think that just teenagers experience the fear of rejection. But, in this case, Lacy is almost twenty-five years old and still has that little voice of doubt inside his head that never stops. Growing up in the mindset that rejection is the worst thing that could ever happen to you becomes even more prominent as you get older.

Usually, there’s a moment where we sit back and think about all the “what if’s” instead of just going for it, or when we get the courage to say something, but decide not to at the last minute. Lacy says it best with the lyrics, ”I bite my tongue, it’s a bad habit. Kinda mad that I didn’t take a stab at it.” These perfectly describe the feeling of wishing you would’ve done something when you had the chance.  

If you get a spare moment to listen to this song I would highly recommend it. After listening to it a few times, I soon realized that there is nothing to be afraid of. What’s the worst that can happen, you get rejected? Oh well! Life is full of rejections and if you let one little person from high school or anywhere else scare you from ever taking a chance, then you’ll never see success.