"New Ways" as written by and Elena Veronica Tonra Igor Alexandre Haefeli....
Worst I bring
I have a dirty mind
Oh, I need, I need new ways
To waste my time
I need new ways

Worst I bring
I live alone, alone, alone
Worst I face
Keep me inside, I need new ways
To waste my time
I need, I need new ways

I’m trying to get out
Find a subtle way out
Not just cross myself out
Not just disappear

I’ve been trying to stay out
But there’s something in you
I can’t be without
I just need it here

I’m trying to get out
Find a subtle way out
Not to cross myself out
Not to disappear

I’ve been trying to stay out
But there’s something in you
I can’t be without
I just need it here

Oh I need
New ways to waste my time
I need new ways
To waste my time

I’m trying to get out
Find a subtle way out
Not just cross myself out
Not just disappear

I’ve been trying to stay out
But there’s something in you
I can’t be without
I just need it here

I’m trying to get out
Find a subtle way out
Not to cross myself out
Not to disappear

I’ve been trying to stay out
But there’s something in you
I can’t be without
I just need it here

I just need it here

Oh I need
New ways to waste my time
I need new ways
To waste my time

Oh I need
New ways to waste my time
I need new ways
To waste my time


Lyrics submitted by TheCatsDiamond, edited by TooBusyMoping

"New Ways" as written by Elena Veronica Tonra Igor Alexandre Haefeli

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    My InterpretationI think that the correct lyrics are "Washed out brain" and "Washed out face" instead of "Worst I bring" and "Worst I face".

    I guess most people will think this song is about a relationship between two people, but personally I believe it has nothing to do with that. Let me explain why.

    "Washed out brain
    I have a dirty mind
    Oh, I need, I need new ways
    To waste my time
    I need new ways"

    This is clearly about depression, she feels numb ("washed out brain/face, I have a dirty mind" = apathy and negative/torturing thoughts), she's constantly wasting her time (a crippling depression) and it has become so monotonous she needs "new ways" to do so.

    "I’m trying to get out
    Find a subtle way out
    Not just cross myself out
    Not just disappear"

    She's trying to recover from her depression, find the way out of that dark place. She doesn't want to die, she doesn't want to escape that place by committing suicide ("Not just cross myself out. Not just disappear").

    Here comes the interesting part:

    "I’ve been trying to stay out
    But there’s something in you
    I can’t be without
    I just need it here"

    Most people will argue she doesn't want to be with him, that she's trying to stay out of their relationship but she can't help loving him, she needs him, she can't be without him.

    Personally, I think she's not talking about anyone, I believe "you" is personifying depression; she's been trying to not fall into depression, to stay out of that dark place depression is, but at the same time she needs that place, it's home, seductive, tempting... There's something in depression that eventually becomes familiar and though it makes you suffer, you feel tempted to give in, to let yourself fall into the darkness, the isolation, the numbness, the pain, the torturing thoughts, to let yourself derail, be destroyed...
    TooBusyMopingon June 12, 2016   Link

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