Desire is a Trap
Bladee Lyrics


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Now I'm on the head of the arrow
And I'm the head of the fountain
Come to think about it, I can't wrap my head around it
Liquid nitrogen around us, flowing like a river downward
Stayin' stiff and rigid under pressure, crush you into powder
Pick petals from your flowers, oh, you love me, oh, you love me not
Now there's only one way down a tower, even if your hair is long
I claw my way towards the top and let it fall down to the bottom
Every day I swallow pain, but I still taste it

Wash, wash, wash, wash the pain away
Three, three, three, three stars on the shield, okay
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' with the faith
Drip drop, rain won't stop on a sunny day
Wash, wash, wash, wash the pain away
Three, three, three, three stars on the shield, okay
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' under faith
Drip drop, rain won't stop on a sunny day

Uphill, easy, the diamond top
We draw the line and then we cross
We hold the light, it opens up
Prepare the way, the trust in us
The void to face be bold enough
The faith corrupts, then self-destructs
I take that path, I make that jump
To drop below, to take me up

Show me the virtue of the way
Show me virtue, all the way





Show me the virtue of the way

Overall Meaning

Bladee and Ecco2k's "Desire is a Trap" is an introspective song exploring the consequences of chasing desires. The first verse describes the feeling of being on top of the world ("Now I'm on the head of the arrow"), but also feeling conflicted and confused ("Come to think about it, I can't wrap my head around it"). The use of liquid nitrogen as a metaphor for freezing emotions adds a sense of emotional detachment and numbness. The line "Pick petals from your flowers, oh, you love me, oh, you love me not" represents the indecisiveness and unpredictability of love and relationships. The chorus repeats the phrase "wash the pain away" as a mantra to cope with the difficulty of dealing with desires and the aftermath of their pursuit. The second verse seems to encourage taking risks ("To drop below, to take me up") and facing the unknown ("The void to face be bold enough"), but also warns of the potential danger of losing oneself in the process of chasing desires ("The faith corrupts, then self-destructs").


Overall, "Desire is a Trap" is a contemplative piece that touches on themes of existentialism, anxiety, and coping mechanisms. The lyrics use elemental and abstract imagery to convey complex emotions and ideas, while the beat and melody add a dreamy and ethereal layer to the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Now I'm on the head of the arrow
I'm in control and leading the way


And I'm the head of the fountain
I'm the source of abundance and creativity


Come to think about it, I can't wrap my head around it
I'm amazed by my own success and can't comprehend it


Liquid nitrogen around us, flowing like a river downward
The environment is cold and unforgiving, and we're moving towards failure


Stayin' stiff and rigid under pressure, crush you into powder
I remain strong and unbreakable even in difficult circumstances, so I can defeat my enemies


Pick petals from your flowers, oh, you love me, oh, you love me not
I'm unsure if people love me for who I am or for what I can offer them


Now there's only one way down a tower, even if your hair is long
There's only one way to fall, regardless of how prepared you think you are for it


I claw my way towards the top and let it fall down to the bottom
I work hard to achieve my goals, only to watch them crumble and disappear


Every day I swallow pain, but I still taste it
I endure hardship and suffering every day, but still feel the effects of it


Wash, wash, wash, wash the pain away
I try to forget the pain and cope with it through repetition and ritual


Three, three, three, three stars on the shield, okay
I have protection and power from my past achievements, but it's not enough


Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' with the faith
I move forward with hope and belief, even when it's difficult


Drip drop, rain won't stop on a sunny day
Even when things seem good, there's still chaos and turmoil around the corner


Uphill, easy, the diamond top
Reaching the top is difficult, but the reward is priceless


We draw the line and then we cross
We set boundaries for ourselves, but then challenge and break them


We hold the light, it opens up
We have the power to illuminate and reveal hidden truths


Prepare the way, the trust in us
We have the ability and responsibility to pave a path to success and trust others to follow


The void to face be bold enough
We must be brave enough to confront the unknown and face our fears


The faith corrupts, then self-destructs
Blind faith can be dangerous and lead to destruction


I take that path, I make that jump
I choose to take risks and follow my own path, regardless of the consequences


To drop below, to take me up
Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom in order to climb higher


Show me the virtue of the way
I seek guidance and enlightenment to help me navigate through life


Show me virtue, all the way
I strive to embody virtuous qualities in all aspects of my life




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Benjamin Reichwald, Zak Arogundade, Ludwig T. W. Rosenberg

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