"Self Employed Chemist" as written by and Cory Brandan Putman....
It's like you know the words but you can't hear the music

You've lived a lie for so long, now you believe it
You're shooting silver bullets and taking magic pills

I'm asking you do you know a way to delete my conscience
Don't put your ear to the floor to hear the sound of the future

Yours is a history, shaped by disaster
Were coming back for you, you Better brace yourself
I'm telling you, were coming back
To collect that killer

[Chorus: x2]
who killed me and threw me away
Am I holding you up or you holding me down?

We make the same mistakes, we always count them
I want to fail you so badly.

I'm telling you, were coming back to collect that killer
What if I have to lose? What if I have to suffer?
So what if I have to lose? So what if I have to suffer?

[Chorus: x2]

I'm telling you, were coming back to collect that killer
What if I have to lose? What if I have to suffer?
So what if I have to lose? So what if I have to suffer?

[Chorus: x2]


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"Self Employed Chemist" as written by Cory Brandan Putman

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    General Commentthe whole new album is so amazingg
    gahhh. im impressed by this song the most though.
    cory is stretching out of his comfort zone and it's awesome
    :D
    xXdevinXcoreXxon August 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSeems like cory has a different style and different ideas but he's afraid of changing what Norma Jean used to be (heavy hardcore) so he's gradually changed it to his comfort I repsect him for that. I first heard BMKC and thought it was awesome then i tried to adapt to this new stuff coming from Norma Jean and I finally did and it's awesome great album... once again
    TheHumanFace_Divineon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell this song is obvious.... its about drug addicts and drug dealers.
    Jericho_Reivajon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFrom a Revolver Interview:

    OK, so with “Self-Employed Chemist,” what is that song about?
    BRANDAN Well, what do you think when you hear “Self-Employed Chemist”?

    Drugs.
    BRANDAN Yeah, that’s pretty much what it is. The song’s kind of…I don’t know how far I should go into what that song’s about. [Pauses] It just basically deals with a person that I was with for a long time…one of the mothers of my kids. She struggled with addiction for eight years. And I saw her go through that. I was very much in love with her, so it comes from that. She’s just recently gotten over it, and she’s doing really well. I’m super-proud of her, and she’s been doing so amazing. I can really see a change in her. One of the lines in the song is “We’re coming back to collect that killer.” And that’s inspired by a thing she said to me when she cleaned up.
    cheddarhead4on September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just wanna throw out how powerful a message that is. Graet direction to go w a song and Norma Jean never fails. It gets a little old hearing instrumentally amazing songs w no lyrical value... at least to me haha those opinions tend to creep in sometimes. Excellent song no doubt!!!!
    music_man2009on October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe whole feel of this song is pretty intense. fuckin love Norma Jean
    mechatanneron December 15, 2010   Link

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