"Clarity (Feat. Foxes)" as written by Porter Robinson, Matthew Bair, Anton Zaslavski and Holly Hafferman....
Hot dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
If I fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks 'till it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
Don't speak as I try to leave 'cause we both know what we'll choose
If you pull and I push too deep then I'll fall right back to you

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?
Why are you my clarity?
Why are you my remedy?

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?


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"Clarity" as written by Porter Robinson, Matthew Bair, Anton Zaslavski, Holly Hafferman

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  • +11
    Song MeaningTo me it means :

    Even though we have so many problems in our relationship, I'm in love with you, and I need you with me always. We keep pushing each other away and telling each other it'll never work out, but if that's so true, then why do we keep coming back to each other? Because we need each other. Because I need you, even though I wish I didn't. Whenever I'm with you, I feel complete. I feel better, and no matter how hard I try, I can't get over you.

    This song is my relationship in 4 minutes and 31 seconds.
    Hetaliaaaon August 23, 2013   Link
  • +7
    General Commentthis song relates to me exactly. it has been almost 2-3 years since i have been with this person and i thought i was completly over him...but after seeing him i realize that i am not. no matter how hard we try to be friends it will never work out on my part, i will always have feelings for him. its weird because i never thought i would fall for him like this but for some odd reason the feeling is still hanging on.
    kanga561on May 23, 2013   Link
  • +7
    Song MeaningThis song is about loving someone who doesn't love you back. Nothing about abusive relationships. The song is in first person and is written by a male. It's told by a girl who loves someone she can't be with and is fighting these feelings so she can do the right thing but they tip and she can't control them so she has to start from scratch.

    If Our Love Is Tragedy Why Are You My Remedy
    If Our Love Is Insanity Why Are You My Clarity

    What it's saying is that if our love isn't meant to be then why do you make me feel good. If our love is a crazy idea then why do I understand clearly.
    IAmTheDenon October 15, 2013   Link
  • +4
    MemoryThis reminds me of the feeling when my dear friend and I were in Disneyland. It was a school trip, and I somehow fell very ill when we arrived and was ushered into the hospital. Unfortunately, she couldn't come with me because she wasn't 18...

    Strange. I felt immense pain that I have never experienced before, and yet my vitals were completely normal. After 7 hours, I went back to Disneyland and searched everywhere for her.

    I'll never forget the fleeting emotions that spontaneously emerged when we embraced after that separation. It was an epiphany for both us. We realized how just how dearly we hold one another in our hearts...

    I think that was the closest feeling of love that I've got, for it was something that I never tried yearning for. That made me realize that sharing this moment of love is something that is pretty necessary. She was my clarity. And I can never get her off my mind since that very day. Falling for another woman would mean betrayal to my own wishes and my own pride..

    Despite that, we both knew that we were in dangerous territory now, because if something happened, it would end tragically. Especially with the fact that I was moving to another city for University.

    To me, our love was tragedy because it was something that couldn't be arranged. It was weird to have Fate or God play His prank on us to realize this only to be severed away by destiny.

    But thanks to His intervention or whatever the heck it's called and thanks to her... I've realized how important sharing love and affection is. I'll never forget that feeling that I've had.

    Our love somehow ended 'tragically' then. But I am thankful to her for making me realize just how important that feeling was.
    darmanismon March 21, 2013   Link
  • +3
    MemoryIt feels like a situation much the same as mine.

    I fell in love with a guy that I tried so hard not to love. I was with that guy, family issues interfered and we couldn't be together. That was 5 years ago. Since then we are both married to other people, but we can't stay away from each other. It's awful, it can't end well, but I can't escape him...my soul won't let me, neither will his.

    "...where the past comes back to life" - When we are together, it's like we are never apart.
    "...I drowned in you again." I think i'm over it, then he msg me we meet up and I'm completely consumed by him.
    "You are a piece of me I wish I didn't need" - I haven't gone a day in five years without missing him, and wanting him.

    .... Anyways. It speaks to me.
    peachseaon April 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song reminds me very much so of one of my best friends and I. I fell for her a long time ago and there has always been some part of me that never got over her. Every time I thought I have gotten over her, I end up traveling down memory lane and suddenly I'm falling for her all over again.

    That is also what I think the song is all about. Not being able to be with someone that means so much to you.
    cryptsteron March 11, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe definition of clarity is to be clear or be intelligent. The title clarity to me states that they are not clear with each other. If our love is tragedy why are you my remedy. She needs him. They are not clear if they want to be together but overall she needs him.
    JF1313on July 16, 2013   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song to me describes an unlikely relationship/love blooming despite all odds
    BlueWaterFox93on August 03, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song's meaning is very straight-forward. It is about a couple that are always breaking up but somehow always find their way back together again. Each time they realize that they really are perfect for each other, they gain "Clarity". Even though the female view wishes that she didn't need him, she is always pulled back, with "him" acting as a remedy for her blurred desires.
    csw1on May 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song might be about taking crystal meth...

    High dive into frozen waves
    Where the past comes back to life -

    When addicted to methamphetamine and you try to come clean you constantly think about 'pleasurable' past experiences, often while being high on the drug. Frozen waves = frozen water = ice

    Fight fear for the selfish pain
    It was worth it every time-

    When you take it you know its bad, deep down your terrified from things you've heard about it and seen in the media, but after you take it everything feels alright.

    Hold still right before we crash
    Cause we both know how this ends

    You know whats going to happen, you know what the comedown will be like

    Our clock ticks till it breaks your glass
    And I drown in you again

    Time moves differently when your high on amphetamine, breaking glass could refer to breaking up the crystals, or because pipes are made of glass. Drown in you could refer to passing out after coming down/after the high is over or mellowing in the intense pleasure of being high

    Cause you are the piece of me
    I wish I didn't need
    Chasing relentlessly
    Still fight and I don't know why-

    Ice addiction can become part of someones very personality, nobody wants to need something like that, your always looking to get on it however you can, you don't know why you don't just give up trying to fight it because you want it so much.

    If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy
    If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity-

    The addiction is tragic, but getting back on makes it all feel better. Spending so much money and time and losing so much to the addiction is insane, but when your on it everything feels totally clear, your mind feels sharp as a razor and you feel in control


    Walk on through a red parade
    And refuse to make amends
    It cuts deep through our ground
    And makes us forget all common sense
    Don't speak as I try to leave
    Cause we both know what we'll choose
    If you pull, then I'll push too deep
    And I'll fall right back to you-

    Trying to come clean off the drug knowing its all but a lost cause

    This interpretation of the song makes a lot of sense to me, knowing the effects of ice`. I would actually be very surprised if this song didn't wasn't a reference to addiction. Not to mention the film clip full of what appear to be exploding crystals, etc.
    bogan1111on January 06, 2014   Link

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