Its the worst in the summer
Those happy songs on the radio
And all the pretty girls and perfect weather
All make me want to know who really cares

Cut my brain into hemispheres
I want to smash my face until it's nothing but ears
I want to paint my drain with a little red stain tonight
Take my head because it's what I want
I want to fall asleep with the tv on
And let the house burn down until it's gone with me inside

Rest my head just a little longer
I don’t care what time it is
And I don’t want to have to feel so badly
For all the things I said and never did

Cut my brain into hemispheres
I want to smash my face until it's nothing but ears
I want to paint my drain with a little red stain tonight
Take my head because it's what I want
I want to fall asleep with the tv on
And let the house burn down until it's gone with me inside


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    My InterpretationIt’s a really interesting song to me, as it’s so upbeat but has such dark lyrics. My general interpretation is that the song is about depression and thoughts of self-harm and suicide.


    “I want to paint my drain with a little red stain tonight” sounds like he wants to cut and draw blood that goes down the faucet/shower drain.

    He thinks of cutting his brain into hemispheres and smashing his face to get rid of the bad feelings. He wants the house to burn down with him inside so he doesn’t have to feel sad anymore.

    “Rest my head just a little longer, I don’t care what time it is” - A common symptom of depression is feeling tired and not being able to get out of bed.

    Falling asleep with the tv on could be something he finds comfort in. If the tv is on he has something to focus on, so he doesn’t have t be alone with his dark thoughts.

    “And I don’t want to feel so badly for all the things I said and never did” sounds like he promised a lot of things that he didn’t actually live up to. Maybe he promised his partner to be better but he still acted the same, which led them to break up and him to fall into depression.
    lhoggyon June 12, 2018   Link

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