"Formaldehyde" as written by David Heard, Michael Hepple, Rix Jordan and Andy Smith....
Would you butcher my love
To understand it
To know where it lies?
Cut a hole in my heart
Fill a hole in your life

I'm yours to dissect
Now does every heartbeat
Burn white heat in your blood?
Formaldehyde

The tissue and bone
And my soul has on loan
Begs to be near you
Are you listening carefully?
Then we shall begin

Now does every heartbeat
Burn white heat in your blood?
I hope it doesn't matter
I hope we swim up out of this flood

Of formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
Formaldehyde (until the end of time)
Formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
Formaldehyde (nothing on my mind)

Smother my love, entertain it
My mind's gonna wander
Are you listening carefully?
Then we shall begin

Of formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
Formaldehyde (until the end of time)
Formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
Formaldehyde (nothing on my mind)

I'm lost in a love that's a mile wide
Drowned in a bath of formaldehyde

Now does every heartbeat
Burn white heat in your blood?
I hope it doesn't matter
I hope we swim up out of this flood

Of formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
Formaldehyde (until the end of time)
Formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
Formaldehyde (nothing on my mind)

I'm lost in a love that's a mile wide
Drowned in a bath of formaldehyde


Lyrics submitted by nutshell7

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  • +1
    My InterpretationHis relationship is dead, but the love is still alive in his heart.

    Do you already broke with someone you love and feels that despair that kills you? I think he want to say that on:

    "I'm lost in a love that's a mile wide
    Drowned in a bath of formaldehyde"

    He's lost, desperated, but his love is like submersed in a bath of formaldehyde (a fluid that prevent dead bodies to decompose) and so it still exists.
    leonardo04on February 23, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentformaldehyde is a toxic gas and so the song is basically about their love being destructive
    such a good song
    hannnahh8on October 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell formaldehyde is what they use to persevere dead organs/bodies. So maybe it's a lost 'dead' love that he isn't moving on from. He is holding on to it with formaldehyde.

    Or since he says you can butcher my love, cut a hole in my heart dissect me...maybe someone's cruelty in not believing his love or rejecting effectively 'killed' him and he is hanging on by a the preservative. Or he is hanging on because he still loves them so they are his formaldehyde.
    Y18on May 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentJust my thoughts:

    Would you butcher my love
    To understand it
    To know where it lies?
    Cut a hole in my heart
    Fill a hole in your life

    I'm yours to dissect
    Now, does every heartbeat
    Burn white heat in your blood?

    (He is saying she analyzes everything to death, dissecting his feelings and
    reading into everything he does just to find out if he really loves her)

    Formaldehyde (He is calling her this, as if she is keeping him in this state of being disembodied and not feeling whole.)

    The tissue and bones
    my soul has on loan
    Aches to be near you
    Are you listening carefully?
    Then we shall begin

    (It doesn't matter how many times he tells her he loves her, she doesn't belief him)

    Now does every heartbeat
    Burn white heat in your blood?

    (this is what she wants...him to be infatuated with her)

    I hope it doesn't matter
    I hope we swim up out of this flood

    (but he hopes they get out of this rut)

    Of formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
    Formaldehyde (until the end of time)
    Formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
    Formaldehyde (oh formaldehyde)

    (because he does love her)

    Smother my love, entertain it
    My mind's gonna wander
    Are you listening carefully?
    Then we shall begin

    (He's saying that if she smother's him so much, he's gonna loose
    interest in her)

    Oh

    Now does every heartbeat
    Burn white heat in your blood?
    I hope it doesn't matter
    I hope we swim up out of this flood
    Of formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
    Formaldehyde (until the end of time)
    Formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
    Formaldehyde (oh, Formaldehyde)

    I'm lost to a love that's a mile wide
    Drowning in a bath of formaldehyde

    (he can't seem to leave her, even though he knows this relationship is not healthy)

    Now does every heartbeat
    Burn white heat in your blood?
    I hope it doesn't matter
    I hope we swim up out of this flood

    Of formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
    Formaldehyde (until the end of time)
    Formaldehyde (I'll never let you go)
    Formaldehyde (Oh Formaldehyde)

    I'm lost to a love that's a mile wide
    Drowning in a bath of formaldehyde
    sirenneon July 19, 2016   Link

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