"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
    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”?

    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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