"Chlorine" as written by and Paul Meany Tyler Joseph....
So where are you? It's been a little while

Sippin' on straight chlorine, let the vibes slide over me
This beat is a chemical, beat is a chemical
When I leave don't save my seat, I'll be back when it's all complete
The moment is medical, moment is medical
Sippin' on straight chlorine

Lovin' what I'm tastin'
Venom on my tongue
Dependant at times
Poisonous vibration
Help my body run

I'm runnin' for my li-i-i-i-i-i-fe
Runnin' for my li-i-i-i-i-i-fe

Sippin' on straight chlorine, let the vibes slide over me
This beat is a chemical, beat is a chemical
When I leave don't save my seat, I'll be back when it's all complete
The moment is medical, moment is medical
Sippin' on straight chlorine

Fall out of formation
I plan my escape from walls they confined
Rebel red carnation
Grows while I decay

I'm runnin' for my li-i-i-i-i-i-fe
Runnin' for my li-i-i-i-i-i-fe
Yeah, I'm runnin' for my li-i-i-i-i-i-fe
Runnin' for my li-i-i-i-i-i-fe

Had you in my coat pocket, where I kept my rebel red
I felt I was invincible, you wrapped around my head
Now different lives I lead, my body lives on lead
The last two lines may read incorrect until said
The lead is terrible in flavor
But now you double as a papermaker
I despise you sometimes
I love to hate the fight and you in my life is like

Sippin' on straight chlorine, let the vibes slide over me
This beat is a chemical, beat is a chemical
When I leave don't save my seat, I'll be back when it's all complete
The moment is medical, moment is medical
Sippin' on straight chlorine

Let the vibe, let the vibe
Let the vibe, let the vibe
Beat is a chemical, yeah

Let the vibe, let the vibe
Let the vibe, let the vibe
Moment is medical, yeah

Sippin' on straight chlorine
Let the vibe, let the vibe
Let the vibe, let the vibe
Beat is a chemical, yeah

Let the vibe, let the vibe
Let the vibe, let the vibe
Moment is medical, yeah

I'm so sorry, I forgot you
Let me catch you up to speed
I've been tested like the ends of
A weathered flag that's by the sea

Can you build my house with pieces?
I'm just a chemical
Can you build my house with pieces?
I'm just a chemical
Can you build my house with pieces?
I'm just a chemical
Can you build my house with pieces?
I'm just a chemical


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"Chlorine" as written by Tyler Joseph Paul Meany

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is most OBVIOUSLY a struggle with anxiety/OCD/depression that Tyler likens to sipping on straight chlorine. The voice at the beginning is a dead givaway. He also references suicidal tendencies that he constantly struggles with. His life is a battle with his own mind that he finds solace in God for help with.

    i.e. "I love to hate the fight and you in my life is like (sipping on straight chlorine)"

    His struggles within himself and his own head are a common theme throughout his song writting.

    As a fellow sufferer of these issues the song speaks to those of us that have a constant battle with ourselves...
    WizardOfOzon October 19, 2018   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationFrom what I can gather, this song talks about dealing with abusive relationships. Being with said person is like drinking chlorine. It is poisoning him, slowly killing him. They have such a hold over him, he has become dependent on this person in his life. Hence;
    Venom on my tongue
    Dependant at times
    Poisonous vibration
    Help my body run
    The main bit of chorus(I'm running for my life) is about him running away from the relationship as he realizes what it is doing to him. "I love to hate the fight" is Tyler wanting to hold onto the relationship despite its consequences. This just my interpretation, but it is my best guess.
    TheVesselon October 12, 2018   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is clearly about Tyler's love/hate relationship with songwriting. What was once a way to deal with his anxiety and depression is now a job. His body lives on lead (a pencil). Lead is terrible in flavor because it is hard to draw on the feelings that make great songs but NOW the lead doubles as a "paper maker" meaning he earns paper writing now.

    The entire album is inspired by the time he spent quarantined at home creating a new world in his mind. Pet Cheetah mentions locking himself in a room for 8 hours a day for 8 days straight without a line to show for it.

    Loving to hate the fight is simply the internal struggle to do something that while therapeutic is also a full time job now.
    KickingWingon November 09, 2018   Link

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