Chemicals | Behind the Track

Album art for Chemicals, appearing on the album No Time Like the End Times by 5 OF SIX.

Album: No Time Like the End Times (2022)

What is “Chemicals” about?

“Chemicals,” is an introspective look at the circumstances that change you throughout your life.

It was created as an evaluation of my own treatment with Antidepressant medication. These medications are designed to change who you are and sometimes it feels like you’re slipping away entirely. At the end of the day though, we are the same people we always have been, we’re just burdened.

Bills, money, work, war, politics, traffic, hobbies, personal fears, personal ambitions, family and a ton of other factors all compete for a piece of us and soon you find yourself stretched a little thin. The world can feel like its rusting away beneath your feet, but you don’t want to let anyone down.

Antidepressant medications can make you feel like they are wiping away a part of you. That part of you is the anxiety… Let it go. You never needed it anyway.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings. Help is available.

US National Suicide Prevention Hotline

800-273-8255

Lyrics:

We're the same silly kids that we used to be
With grown up money
Future old men killing time
Souls of our shoes a little worn and raggedy
But we've got wisdom in our lyrics now

I take another pill to bleach my scars out
And every word I write it wrings my heart out
And it almost fits on my sleeve
I just don't want to let you down
I just don't want to let you down

Got a bottle full of chemicals just to keep it all together

Got a bottle full of chemicals just to keep it all together

We're the same silly kids that we used to be
With grown up money
Future old men killing time
Souls of our shoes a little worn and raggedy
But we've got wisdom in our lyrics now

So busy thinking it was all about us
Nobody told us that the world was going to rust beneath our feet
Or that we'd all fall through the cracks that form between
Who people think we are and who we really want to be
We waste so much damned energy
Trying to be the thing that everybody wants to see

But I just don't want to let you down
But I just don't want to let you down
Got a bottle full of chemicals just to keep it all together
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