"Chemical, Chemical" as written by and Derek Fudesco Andrea Zollo....
See the strange boy talking to his shadow
He's got a secret to tell
His imaginary friend knows everything
Don't let him go out
He says they won't believe you
You don't know what you're talking about

Cause his eyes are always red, can't sleep at night
Doesn't feel like being positive all the time
Doesn't sit still, doesn't look well
Give him something, make it chemical chemical

You'll feel better when you cannot feel

See the strange girl talking to her shadow
She's got a secret to tell
Her imaginary friend knows everything
Don't let her go out
She says they won't believe you
You don't know what you're talking about

Doesn't sit still, doesn't look well
Give him something, make it chemical chemical

You'll get use to cranial niches
Smoothes out neuro-tramsmitted glitches
You'll feel better when you cannot feel

We'll have such a fabulous time
Almost imitate a normal life
You'll feel better when you cannot feel


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"Chemical, Chemical" as written by Derek Fudesco Andrea Zollo

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    General Commenti cant believe no one commented on this song.

    I think this song is about how prescription drugs are given to a person when her/she is mentally unstable. When the drug takes effect , the person can no longer feels his/her pain anymore making them numb.

    in short this song is about prescription drugs
    lol is a lieon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with you. i also think that like poetry this song has a two meanings that coexist. based on the line "you'll feel better when you cannot feel" i kind of think that this song is also about being afraid or unwilling to show or invest emotion. the concept that if you don't risk you never lose, right? my thoughts anyway...
    punkrockchick217on October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lol_is_a_lie but I think it goes beyond prescription drugs. I think its a more general concept of drug use, legal or not, to numb certain unwanted feelings.

    I think it's also talking about how when you act a bit out of the norm they automatically "numb" you out.

    "He's got a secret to tell
    His imaginary friend knows everything
    Don't let him go out"

    He is acting a bit different, thus we have to "control him" maybe kind of touching on the point of copy cat effects, like if we dont control him he will infect others? (because of the "dont let him go out"
    misshopestaron May 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you've ever been on anti-depressants, or any behavioural disorder prescription, you can fully appreciate the beauty and truth of this song...smoothes out neuro-tramsmitted glitches...perfect
    punkrockisfreedomon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's talking about society's biased view towards people who march to the beat of a different drummer... often people who are different bear a social stigma, and are alienated for thier inability to conform to the normal crowd. Society often sees someone who is different as a risk or an inconvenience, and say things like "why can't they just be normal"" or "why are they so wierd?", showing their inherent discomfort with anything "abnormal".

    "strange boy...don't let him go out"

    "Doesn't feel like being positive all the time
    Doesn't sit still, doesn't look well
    Give him something, make it chemical chemical" -i dont care how you do it, just get rid of his problems


    "You'll get used to cranial niches
    Smoothes out neuro-tramsmitted glitches"- glitches are malfunctions, problems that are result of improper programming... not conforming to norms

    "We'll have such a fabulous time
    Almost imitate a normal life
    You'll feel better when you cannot feel"- Such a creepy similarity to the world descibed by Huxley in "A Brave New World", in which citizens took a drug called Soma to eliminate any emotions they had, because they were conditioned to believe that emotions- be it curiosity, boredom, anger, sadness, or even love- were dangerous, and threatened the stability of society. It's a scary thought that we treat all sorts of "personality disorders" with medication, and scarier still that we think that "personality disorders" even need to be treated. Granted, extremely dysfunctional problems like serious depression and major syndromes and complexes should be treated with medication, I have no doubt that meds can help people regain a sense of normal life in cases like these. But when it comes to minor "problems" like ADD and ADHD, I'm skeptical. I was diagnosed with ADHD because I don't care much about my schoolwork, but I would consider that makes me a normal kid. I don't have trouble paying attention to things that interest me, I just don't pay attention to things that I don't find interesting. Being bored with work that isn't intellectually stimulating shouldn't be a "Attention Deficit Disorder". There's no Deficit... my Attention is focused elsewhere: on reading, or drawing, or engineering and planning a senior prank without getting caught, or replaying the conversation I just had with my girlfriend, or anything I happen to be interested at the moment; it's not a Disorder.

    I think plenty of kids have personality quirks and are just labeled as having ADD, and to help them focus they're prescribed Ritalin or Adderol. The drugs used to combat ADD and ADHD amphetamine stimulants and are, in reality, low-dosages of Speed. Of course it makes you concentrate better... you just concentrate on everything.

    It's true. We DO feel better when we cannot feel. Escapist outlets are often found in any drug (alcohol, marijuana, painkillers, hallucinagens, opiates, stimulants), as well as in the way people cope with emotions by ignoring them: "get over her, man" ,"suck it up, wimp", "chill out", "what makes you think you're so special?", OK so yea. I'm off topic-- I'm gonna go pop some Adderol.
    HurrayForSchoolon April 23, 2006   Link

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