Clarity
by Zedd

Album: Clarity (2012)
Charted: 27 8
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  • High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
    Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
    Hold still right before we crash 'cause we both know how this ends
    A clock ticks 'til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

    'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
    Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
    If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
    If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

    If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
    If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

    Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
    It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
    Don't speak as I try to leave 'cause we both know what we'll choose
    If you pull, then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you

    'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
    Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
    If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
    If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?

    Why are you my clarity?
    Why are you my remedy?
    Why are you my clarity?
    Why are you my remedy?

    If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
    If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity? Writer/s: Anton Zaslavski, Holly Hafferman, Matthew Bair, Porter Robinson
    Publisher: Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Matthew from Sayre, PaIt took me some time, but I think I understand this song now.

    The first verses seem to deal with the relationship ending, though both people are fighting the ending. Their love is a tragedy and insanity, but she knows there was good in the love they shared.'

    The second verses are her actually leaving, and hoping he doesn't pull, because she wants the strength to leave, not to fall back to him and the fights they keep having, which would be a red parade of pain.

    The fact that she is asking these questions goes deep into her thoughts. She wants to know why, despite everything that has happened, she continues to love, to desire this someone a a remedy and clarity.

    In relationships, often people stay together, despite not being meant to be together, for whatever reasons. Love can blind us and make us truly believe that person is the remedy, and somehow we can work past the problems.

    This reminds me a lot of a former ex who destroyed my heart, and yet, I still saw her as a remedy and clarity myself. I asked that question countless times in many ways, before I finally accepted her for who she was. Little toy birds always lie.
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