I was out paying close attention
Or was I lost inside my thoughts
These days it's hard to tell what's outside from what's in my mind
And oh god, it's beautiful
Insatiable
The way our chemicals collide

I was out catching up to tomorrow
Or was I caught up in the past
These days it's hard to tell what's out in front from what's behind
And oh god, it's unforgettable
Unpredictable
The way our chemicals collide

I was sleeping in the lilies
Or was I up all night
These days it's hard to tell what's half asleep from fully alive

We were loving like a landslide
Or were we in a fight
These days it's hard to tell what's right from wrong and wrong from right

And oh god, it's beautiful
Insatiable
The way our chemicals collide
And oh god, it's unforgettable
Unpredictable
The way our chemicals collide


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  • +1
    General Commentfor all the music blog writers, this would be a good song to plug for blog action day.
    dresdenmiston October 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest song on the album, and it makes so much sense!

    at first i thought he was talking about the chemicals of 2 people colliding but he's actually talking about subjectivity and consciousness (all the chemicals in your own brain colliding). how exciting! i love this song.
    ryazbeckon December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me feel incredible, i can't explain it.
    dianashelbyon January 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was sleeping in the lilies
    Or was I up all night
    These days it's hard to tell what's half asleep from fully alive

    AWESOME TRUTH.
    mmaeston April 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentimo the prettiest song off the album. the last verse at least.
    979259on January 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdrugs/chemicals
    katyisgoneon March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just a song about having someone there for you and how some days are good and some days are bad but you're so thankful for them being there with you.
    You can be mad at someone and you'll say you hate them or want to kill them, but you know, and more importantly, they know, that deep down you love them more than anything.
    Chubby_Rainon June 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentryazbeck got it right.
    AustinDangerYoungon March 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am pretty sure this song is in regards to the vocalists and on of the artists child.

    "the way our chemicals collide" makes reference to their child. This is a very sad album indeed.
    waggsmplson April 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcloud cults lyrics get me every time
    wereTHRIVINGon July 02, 2010   Link

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