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Chemical Heart
Grinspoon Lyrics


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When
Look for a ride and you need to get high my friend
Spend all your time just walkin around instead
Like black rose there's somebody to hold for them
For them
Let's
Go outside have nothin to hide for free
Can't seem to see the forest from the trees
Grass is always greener but how do ya know we'll see
We'll see
Can't get started chemical heart
Every time I get started you pull me apart
Can't get started chemical heart
Every time I get started you pull me apart
Forgotten
Maybe things are right on the other side undone
Better of wishin for the stars to kill the sun
Like black rose if nobody can hold no one
No one
Can't get started chemical heart
Every time I get started you pull me apart
Can't get started chemical heart
Every time I get started you pull me apart
Yeah
When
Look for a ride and you need to get high my friends
Spend all ya time just walkin around instead
Like stack road there's somebody to hold for them
For them
Can't get started chemical heart
Every time I get started you pull me apart
Can't get started chemical heart
Every time I get started you pull me apart
Yeah
Can't get started
Chemical heart
Everytime I get started
You pull me apart
Can't get started
Chemical heart
Everytime I get started
You pull me apart

Overall Meaning

The song Chemical Heart by Grinspoon speaks of the struggles of drug addiction and the inability to break free from it. The lyrics talk about the need for a high and finding someone to hold onto amidst the chaos caused by addiction. The lines "Like a black rose, there's somebody to hold for them" and "Like Stack Road, there's somebody to hold for them" suggest that even in the darkest of places, there is someone who can make things bearable.


However, the singer also explains the difficulty in overcoming this chemical addiction. The repeated line "Can't get started chemical heart, every time I get started you pull me apart" highlights the cycle of addiction where one is unable to break free and every time they try, they are pulled back into it. The lyrics "Grass is always greener but how do ya know we'll see" suggests that the grass may not always be greener on the other side, and one should be cautious and not take impulsive decisions.


Overall, the lyrics of Chemical Heart by Grinspoon convey the distressing nature of addiction, which plagues not only the addict but also those around them. With its raw and honest portrayal, the song leaves a powerful impact and tries to convey the message that addiction is not worth the price one has to pay.


Line by Line Meaning

When
Whenever


Look for a ride and you need to get high my friend
When you seek a way to experience euphoria, my friend


Spend all your time just walkin around instead
Investing all your time in aimless wandering, instead of making a purposeful journey


Like black rose there's somebody to hold for them
Those who possess a rare beauty too are yearning for love and support like everyone else


For them
For those individuals


Let's
Let us


Go outside have nothin to hide for free
Step into the open with no secrets, no charges and for no cost


Can't seem to see the forest from the trees
The bigger picture is not clear from being mired in the details


Grass is always greener but how do ya know we'll see
One might assume better opportunities exist elsewhere, yet it is uncertain if that holds true


We'll see
We shall find out


Can't get started chemical heart
Being unable to commence due to being under the influence of emotions


Every time I get started you pull me apart
Every effort to begin comes undone thanks to your actions


Forgotten
Intentionally disregarded or misplaced


Maybe things are right on the other side undone
If one were to finish off the unfinished, there might be fulfillment waiting upon completion


Better of wishin for the stars to kill the sun
Dreaming of the impossible is more sensible than seeking an answer that does not exist


Like black rose if nobody can hold no one
Without a person to depend, even the rare and extraordinary would be as mundane


No one
None


Yeah
Expression of agreement or affirmation


Can't get started
Cannot begin


Chemical heart
Emotions functioning like a drug


Everytime I get started
Each time an attempt is made to start


You pull me apart
The other person breaks the attempt to commence by ripping it apart




Lyrics ยฉ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: PAT DAVERN, PHIL JAMIESON

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Comments from YouTube:

Andrew Snowdon

one of the greatest Aussie songs of all time!

Marcus Ian McKenzie

i think it is pretty under rated

Socks

hang on a damn second. you are not saying this is better than the smoko song are you? jk

Marilyn Tape

Andrew Snowdon I agree 100%:)

ThomasQuinn Artist

One of the best Australian bands to ever be.

Bozzy 1983

@Christopher Reeve's unused wheelchair. you like the doors you love inxs .. simple

Bozzy 1983

No far behind INXS AND SILVERCBAIR

YoAussie

Understatement

Digressed

powderfinger change my mind

Mike Oxmaul

Cold Chiz moite

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