"Modern Chemistry" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Justin Pierre Courtney....
I believe in medication and I believe in therapy
And I believe in crystal light
'Cause I believe in me yeah
It's so uplifting

Fuck yeah
I barely have motivation
They say I suffer from a lack of seratonin synapses
They happen too

Infrequently for me to be functioning properly
I took the pills I took the advice the panic stopped
But I'm still not right
Racing thoughts and wasted time

It's the same old story-line
This is my nursery rhyme and it goes:
I believe in medication and I believe in therapy
And I believe in crystal light

'Cause I believe in me yeah
It's so uplifting
Fuck yeah
I'm barely off the medication

And now the walls are closing in again
I can't breathe and I can't bleed
Will you be my alibi?
Tell them that I truly tried to give in?


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"Modern Chemistry" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General Commentthis song is about how people can try to solve your depression, but depression is a feeling not some sort of disease, you can try to take medication to cure it but it will always come back and hit you hard, the only way to escape it temporarily is by taking the drugs....he's saying that he tried to get better but no matter how much help he got he still ended up back in the same place
    PuNkS*r*Uson May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think "I believe in crystal light, because I believe in me" means that he knows he's a fake, (crystal light is fake, and pretty gross actually). I don't know if that was obvious...or if my mind is totally screwed up.
    acdcxxon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif you don't like this song don't comment and use the spare time to grow up?

    depression seems right. "and now the walls are closing in again" the feeling of isolation and complete loneliness which people suffering from depression experience.
    allyouneediscakeon August 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just got the CD today... I absolutely adore this song. As for meanings... well, it's pretty obviously about depression. About overcoming it with pills and shit. But yeah... awesome song.
    azure_emilyon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbloodkid, a lot of this cd is about his battle with depression. I'm sure that whole thing about what x does to you is true, but yea, that's not what the song's about.
    BeanMcDon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSerotonin is a chemical in your brain. "Lack of serotonin is believed to play an important part of the biochemistry of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety."

    and a synapse is a nerve impulse

    it has nothing to do with exstacy...I don't think he'd be refering to therapy and medication if it was
    jenna_m21on February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah. i\'m with you guys. depression is written all over it. therepy&meds= depression. its clear.
    myintoxicationon April 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthyperaphia you officially suck.
    imgunnin4uon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFucking amazing song about the experience of depression.
    AlmightyChrissyon October 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like it's about depression, with the "medication" and "therapy".

    But I know that people with ADD or ADHD also "suffer from a lack of serotonin". Don't believe me? Look it up.

    "Racing thoughs and wasted time
    It's the same old story-line
    This is my nursery rhyme"

    Racing thoughts are something a person with ADD experiences and wasted time also happens, since they can't keep track of anything, including time. The same old story-line means that people with ADD seem like these things happen ALL the time, it's their whole life story. And the nursery rhyme could be related to people with ADD because often kids experience the disorder, and a nursery rhyme is said to kids, and an adult with ADD might be treated or looked as a kid.

    That's how I see it.
    Anyone else agree?
    say_cheese_753on November 04, 2005   Link

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