Living Colour singer Corey Glover shares that track “Middle Man” came from suicide note he wrote
Perhaps with the news that world renowned chef and television mogul Anthony Bourbain sadly committed suicide yesterday, Living Colour frontman Corey Glover shared on Facebook yesterday that the song “Middle Man” from the group’s breakthrough debut album Vivid in 1988 was based on a suicide note that he wrote when he was a teenager.
The Facebook post states:
“‘Middle Man’ came from a suicide note Corey wrote when he was a teenager. “I was maybe 16, 17 years old, and I was just fed up with everything,” he said. “I was feeling just down and depressed. When I initially started writing it, it was going to be an open letter to anybody that found me, that I was tired of being caught up in everybody’s mess. I was tired of being in the middle of things. I’m tired of being the middle man. And then in the midst of me working this out in my head, it dawned on me that this was not a bad place to be in some cases, that at least I was somewhere. It doesn’t mean that it’s the best place in the world, but it doesn’t mean it’s the worst, either. So it actually got me out of the idea that I needed to stop being. It changed my life.”
If you’re ever struggling, please call the National Suicide Prevention line 1-800-273-8255″
Living Colour‘s “Middle Man” video:
Music video by Living Colour performing Middle Man. (C) 1988 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT