"Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides" as written by and Victor Vincent/fuentes Fuentes....
Like a rush shot through you
Everyone is watching you
Told you why I see no need for the sun
I've found a reason to say
A love you light is a love soon gone
If this is it

Don't bother cause this love is a lie
I'm a chemical kid
You're a mechanical bride
When every vein is red out of the blue
I held a diamond to the sun
To count the moments on account of the way you
Smile for me
Oh, we're in slow motion when you
Smile for me

But oh my God I've been looking
But I still hold your breath so you won't leave
Pastel red and porn star white
Ghost on the altar
We breathe don't leave
Say that the night sings alone
And if there's a God
Then I'm letting Him go
All for you
You alone

Raise my hands
At the thought of you leaving me alone
What if I still care
Don't torture me or beg me
Can you make me believe in tiring
As you fall fast asleep it reminds me
Of the slow symphonies behind me

They sing along
All the nightmares you'll see tomorrow
All the stars on your ceiling they glow
But not for you
Through the trees I'll blow


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"Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides" as written by Victor Vincent/fuentes Fuentes

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  • +3
    General CommentI really think it's about being in love with someone that's your complete opposite, almost to the point of being embarrassed of them. Or being in love and thinking it's wrong. You know, like tryna keep it on the down low.
    "Everyone is watching you
    Told you why I see no need for the sun
    I've found a reason to say
    A love you light is a love seen gone
    If this is it
    Don't bother because this love is a lie
    I'm a chemical kid, you're a mechanical bride"

    He's says this, but then expresses how much this person means to him.
    "I held a diamond to the sun
    To count the moments on account of the way you smile for me
    Oh, we're in slow motion when you smile for me"


    As the song progresses, I start to think that maybe he's in a relationship but is in love with someone else. He has his cake and wants to eat it too. He doesn't want the person he's cheating with to leave him.
    "But I still hold your breath so you won't leave
    Pastel red and porn star white ghost on the altar
    We breathe don't leave
    Say that the night sings alone
    And if there's a God, then I'm letting him go
    All for you
    You alone
    Raise my hands at the thought of you leaving me alone
    What if I still care?
    Don't torture me or beg me
    Can you make me believe in tiring?"

    What cha think?
    SummerAndGoldon December 04, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. the instrumentals are great. the first time i heard it was live when i went to the from first to last concert at the el corazon a few weeks ago. pierce the veil was there & at the time i had never heard of them but when i heard vic sing this song i instantly fell in love with them & now they're like, all i listen to.
    my favorite parts are:
    "Don’t bother cause this love is a lie
    I’m a chemical kid, you’re a mechanical bride"

    and
    "Say that the night sings alone
    And if there’s a God, then I’m letting him go
    All for you
    You alone
    Raise my hands at the thought of you leaving me alone
    What if I still care?
    Don’t torture me or beg me
    Can you make me believe in tiring?
    As you fall asleep it reminds me of the slow symphonies behind me
    They sing along
    All the nightmares you’ll see tomorrow
    All the stars on your ceiling, they glow
    But not for you
    Through the trees I’ll blow"
    just the way it sounds when he sings it is beautiful :)
    love_is_murderon December 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe first time i heard pierce the veil, i was at van's warped tour. i had never heard them before, but really liked them. so i bought the cd and i have to say they are pretty amazing, not gonna lie. love this song. i think all their songs have a surface meaning, but if you look closer, its pretty deep
    lyricalrockstaron July 28, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"and if there's a god, then i'm letting him go."
    ditto.
    RahRahRawrron April 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti hope i'm not completely out of line for saying this, but i've always had the idea that part of this song is about having sex with someone when you're kind of being pressured into it. "if there's a god then i'm letting him go, all for you." for someone who was religious, premarital sex would in a sense mean letting god go. another thing that kind of related to that is "a love you light is a love soon gone." which i've always interpreted as the same as the Emarosa lyric "love turns to lust then back to nothing."
    it also talks about her falling asleep next to him.
    oh and when it says "if this is it, don't bother, cuz this love is a lie. i'm a chemical kid, you're a mechanical bride." it could mean that he's seeing that their "love" was really nothing more than lust, and therefore not going anywhere. as for the chemical kid/mechanical bride thing i'm not really sure what that means lol.
    oh and then there's the whole "pastel red and porn star white" thing...which sounds rather sexual to me haha.
    the video isnt really related to this concept, but it is about letting go and taking a chance (the boy leaving the house.) so i can kind of see the similarity.
    DollFaceAdaliaon September 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song seems to be about someone losing the love of their life, and if they could get this person back, they would give it all. "...All for you, you alone, raise my hands at the thought of you leaving me alone"
    i_am_who_i_amon September 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first comment on the page seems completely wrong to me, it seems like hes saying their love was fake, like chemicals and mechanics. but then the part about giving up God for the girl contradicts everthing i just said..unless he was forced to give up God. i wish this website could just ask the artists..
    annmarizzleon July 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTruely amazing, truely. The begining sort of puzzled me, & I don't think that the lyrics are quite right, but it could just be me not being about to understand Vic's stunning voice.

    I think that it's this guy & he's COMPLETELY head over heels for a girl, & he'd do anything for her "if there's a God then I'm letting him go, all for you." & he's not afraid to admit just how profound his feelings for her are "What if I still care?"
    DearAngieon December 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds sort of like he knows their love isn't real, but he doesn't want to give her up.
    Divinationon June 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, I've been a huge fan of Pierce the Veil, and I think this song is about a break up, because if you watch the music video, there's a point when the little boy and girl talk, and at one point, she mouths "You have to let go" I don't know, great band, and music.
    PadengoRawron August 14, 2010   Link

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