When I called on my nursemaid
Come sit by my side
But she cuts through my rib cage
Pushes the pills deep in my eyes

The taste was much sweeter
Than chlorine and wine
And my doctor's unable
To cut through the cable that leads to my mind

In spite of the winter
There's ways to keep warm
Whatever you give me
Please know that I'll ask you for more

The day I stopped swiming
Came out of the dark
I've never felt so uncomfortably numb
Here by your side

Black rose on the bed
Turn me to fire
Black rose in the vein
Shine in your eye

Please
Don't lay me down
Under the rocks where I found
My place in the ground
A home for the fathers and sons

Black rose on the bed
Turn me to fire
Black rose in the vein
Shine in your eye

Please
Don't lay me down


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Chlorine & Wine song meanings
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    General CommentI think this is about depression, and feeling generally disconnected from everyone but also enraged and frustrated that there is nothing that helps. There are also references to substance abuse, and how depression has made him addicted to attention, drinking, meds, whatever he thinks could "keep him warm" in the winter of the soul.

    Toward the end there is an allusion to death (possibly suicide), but he wants to resist the urge.

    Also, it's obviously a take on "Shine on, You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd (and it has a "Comfortably Numb" reference, which is cool).
    Mendalusa77on October 29, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationIts about someone who is dying in a hospital, but doesn't want to go. Someone close has either given up on them or is hoping for them to die.
    grace49274on November 20, 2015   Link
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    General CommentYou guys should look more into the band. A few years back their tour bus want off a bridge, severe injuries, 2 guys even left the band as a result of it. So I don't it's a take on shine on you crazy diamond so its pretty specific to thenm. The song is about the feelings that come after the near death experience and dealing with . His stay in the hospital. I believe it's also about the relationship you may form with a nurse intertwined with an opiate addiction.
    Bajinganlangiton April 14, 2016   Link

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