Clarity
Zedd Lyrics


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High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks 'til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
Don't speak as I try to leave 'cause we both know what we'll choose
If you pull, then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?
Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?





If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Overall Meaning

The first verse of Zedd's song "Clarity" describes the feeling of diving into the unknown, with the "frozen waves" representing something that may be beautiful but also dangerous. The past coming back to life is a reminder of what has been lost, and the fear that accompanies taking a risk for personal gain is significant. However, the decision to take that leap is ultimately worth it, even if it is painful. The line "Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends" speaks to the inevitability of the situation ending, but also the desire to savor the moment before it does.


The chorus of the song portrays the singer's dependence on their love interest, despite the relationship being tumultuous. The lines "If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?" suggest that the love they share may be unhealthy, but it is also the only thing keeping them afloat. The repetition of the question "why?" implies that the singer does not fully understand why they are so drawn to this person, but they cannot help but continue pursuing them.


The second verse goes into more detail about the relationship, describing a situation where the couple is in the midst of an argument or disagreement. The phrase "refuse to make amends" suggests that both parties are stubborn and do not want to come to a resolution, leading to an even greater divide between them. Despite this, they cannot help but be pulled back together, as the line "If you pull, then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you" indicates.


Line by Line Meaning

High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
We are taking a big risk by moving forward with our relationship even though the past has previously caused us pain.


Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
We are putting up a fight against our own fears because the pain of being without each other is worse.


Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends
We are pausing before things take a turn for the worse because we both know this relationship is destined to fail.


A clock ticks 'til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again
Time keeps ticking until our relationship reaches its breaking point and I find myself completely consumed by you once again.


'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Even though I wish I could be without you, I can't deny that you're an integral part of me.


Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
I keep pursuing this relationship aggressively, even though I can't explain why I'm doing it.


If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
Even though our love may be causing us pain, you provide me with a sense of relief that I can't find elsewhere.


If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?
Despite the fact that our relationship seems irrational, you help me to see things clearly and understand myself better.


Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
We are walking through a difficult situation together and refusing to apologize or make things right with anyone else.


It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
Our relationship is so intense that it's affecting our ability to make rational decisions and causing us to forget what's important.


Don't speak as I try to leave 'cause we both know what we'll choose
We know that if we have a conversation as I'm trying to end things, we'll end up choosing to stay together anyway.


If you pull, then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you
If you try to make me stay, I'll resist at first but then ultimately give in and fall right back into our relationship.


Why are you my clarity?
I'm still trying to understand why you help me see things clearly and why I'm so drawn to you.


Why are you my remedy?
Despite the fact that our relationship may have negative consequences, you provide me with a sense of relief and comfort that I can't find elsewhere.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Porter Robinson, Matthew Bair, Anton Zaslavski, Holly Hafferman

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