Chemistry of a Car Crash
Shiny Toy Guns Lyrics


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You're waking up
A part of me I've never known
And I've never felt
So invincible
What took you so far away'

You're lost for tonight again
That's what you wanted'
Your arms to your side again..

Just take away the words I say
Cause I know
That you don't feel the same
Just go and say
What's in your head
And I won't try to stop you

You hold the rights I'll never own
And I've never felt
So alien
Don't tear us apart again

What is the use of it
We're ok :) it's nothing . .
It's all chemistry of a car crash

And I won't try so you'll stay
This time
I won't try
And I won't change




This time I won't try
To stop you

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of "Chemistry of a Car Crash" by Shiny Toy Guns express a sense of newness and discovery. The singer is waking up to a part of themself they have never known before, and it is making them feel invincible. However, this feeling is met with a sense of loss and alienation as they ask what took the subject of the song so far away. The lyrics seem to imply that they may have been separated from this person for some time, and the singer is feeling a mixture of powerful emotions upon their return.


The second verse continues the theme of emotional tumult, with the singer urging the subject of the song to speak their mind, regardless of the consequences. They say that the other person doesn't feel the same, and they understand that. However, they claim that they won't stop them from expressing their truth. In the bridge, the singer acknowledges that the relationship is fraught and that they have different perspectives on it.


The last lines of the song seem to present a resolution of sorts. The singer has understood that the sparks that fly between them and their partner are the chemistry of a car crash. They will no longer try to stop the crash from happening, only watch the explosion from a safe distance.


Line by Line Meaning

You're waking up
You are bringing out a hidden part of me that was previously unknown


A part of me I've never known
The person you are is making me discover a new side to myself


And I've never felt
This is a new experience for me


So invincible
I feel unbeatable and nothing can bring me down


What took you so far away'
I wonder why you have been distant from me


You're lost for tonight again
You are feeling lost once again


That's what you wanted'
This is something you desired or intended


Your arms to your side again..
You are putting your arms down by your side


Just take away the words I say
Please ignore what I tell you


Cause I know
I am aware


That you don't feel the same
I understand that you don't share the same feelings as me


Just go and say
Please speak up and tell me


What's in your head
Let me know what you're thinking


And I won't try to stop you
I promise not to get in your way


You hold the rights I'll never own
You possess the power and control that I will never have


And I've never felt
This is a new experience for me


So alien
It is foreign and unfamiliar to me


Don't tear us apart again
Please don't let us fall apart like before


What is the use of it
What is the point or benefit of this situation


We're ok :) it's nothing . .
Everything is fine and there is no cause for concern


It's all chemistry of a car crash
Our relationship is volatile and unpredictable


And I won't try so you'll stay
I won't force you to stay with me


This time
On this occasion


I won't try
I won't make an effort


And I won't change
I won't alter myself or my behaviour


This time I won't try
This time, I won't attempt to make things work with you


To stop you
To prevent you from doing what you want to do




Lyrics © THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.
Written by: JOSH LEONE, CHAD PETREE

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