Reserve
Chemical Fix Lyrics


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Plague run lands
Sink in waste
Corrode us now, shred the lines
Righteous riches, sacrificed
Corrode us now, shred the lines
Righteous riches, sacrificed
And in the end
"Was it worth it?"
Fresh start, young flame, faint heart
And we fucking destroyed it




The beauty we had
The beauty we had

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of "Plague run lands, sink in waste" suggest a desolate and deteriorating environment, perhaps referencing the decaying state of society. The metaphor of a plague running rampant further emphasizes the destructive nature of this world. "Corrode us now, shred the lines" gives a sense of eroding or breaking down, possibly referring to the erosion of relationships or societal structures. The repetition of this line emphasizes the ongoing damage being done.


The following lines, "Righteous riches, sacrificed," suggests that despite the destruction and decay, there may have been something of value or importance that was willingly given up. The phrase is repeated, implying that this sacrifice was made more than once. It could be interpreted as a commentary on greed and the willingness to sacrifice moral values for material gain.


The question posed in the next line, "Was it worth it?" suggests a reflection on the choices made and the consequences faced. It questions whether the sacrifices and destruction were ultimately worth the outcome. This could be seen as a moment of realization or regret, where the singer contemplates the cost of their actions.


The final lines, "Fresh start, young flame, faint heart, and we fucking destroyed it, the beauty we had," convey a sense of nostalgia and loss. It seems to describe a time of innocence and purity, symbolized by the "beauty" that was present. This beauty could refer to a love or relationship, a state of innocence, or a sense of harmony within society. The use of strong language in "fucking destroyed it" adds to the intensity of the emotions expressed. The lyrics suggest that despite having a fresh start or potential for positive change, it was ultimately destroyed, leading to a sense of longing and remorse for what once was.


Line by Line Meaning

Plague run lands
We find ourselves in a desolate wasteland, overrun by chaos and hardship.


Sink in waste
We are drowning in the remnants of what once was, feeling trapped and overwhelmed.


Corrode us now, shred the lines
Our foundation is gradually deteriorating, breaking apart, and eroding our very souls.


Righteous riches, sacrificed
We have willingly let go of our moral values and principles in pursuit of material wealth and success.


And in the end
After all is said and done.


"Was it worth it?"
We question the value and significance of our choices and actions.


Fresh start, young flame, faint heart
We had the opportunity to begin anew, feeling the passion and optimism of youth, but our determination was weak.


And we fucking destroyed it
We, ourselves, are responsible for ruining the precious and promising possibilities we had.


The beauty we had
The incredible and captivating beauty that once belonged to us.


The beauty we had
The incredible and captivating beauty that once belonged to us.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Bren King, Michael Bifolco, Michael Walsh, Wyatt Oberholzer

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