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5 Seconds Of Summer – Jet Black Heart lyrics

[Verse 1 (Michael)]
Everybody's got their demons
Even wide awake or dreaming
.
I'm the one who ends up leaving,
Make it okay
.
See a war, I wanna fight it.
See a match, I wanna strike it
.
Every fire I've ignited faded to gray

[Pre-Chorus (Michael)]
But now that I'm broken,
Now that you know it,
Caught up in the moment,
Can you see inside
?

[Chorus (All)]
'Cause I've got a jet black heart,
And there's a hurricane underneath it
Trying to keep us apart
.
I write with a poison pen,
But these chemicals moving between us
Are the reason to start again
.

[Verse 2 (Calum)]
Now I'm holding on for dear life,
There's no way that we can rewind.
Maybe there's nothing after midnight
That could make you stay
.

[Pre-Chorus (Ashton)]
But now that I'm broken,
And now that you know it,
Caught up in the moment,
Can you see inside
?

[Chorus (All)]
'Cause I've got a jet black heart,
And there’s a hurricane underneath it
Trying to keep us apart.
I write with a poison pen,
But these chemicals moving between us
Are the reason to start again.

[Bridge (Calum)]
The blood in my veins is made up of mistakes.
Let’s forget who we are and dive into the dark
As we burst into color, we turn into life
.

[Chorus (All)]
'Cause I've got a jet black heart,
And there's a hurricane underneath it
Trying to keep us apart.
I write with a poison pen,
But these chemicals moving between us
Are the reason to start again.
(The blood in my veins is made up of mistakes)
To start again
(Let's forget who we are and dive into)



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    nettiegaeta
    He is the demon. Every relationship, friendship, ect. that's he's started either drifted apart or he ruined. "I'm the one who ends up leaving," as in he would be the one to end it & any problems with it to "make it okay." At this point that he's "broken" it's easy to see through and understand him. "Jet black heart... and a hurricane underneath it, trying to keep us apart," means that he's just naturally a bad person but when he really wants to be with someone, even he can't control himself. The "poison pen" means that everything he does or "writes" is poison. "The chemicals moving between us, are the reason to start again." Whatever is pushing them apart can't be reversed, so they're better off just going back to the beginning. "Holding on for dear life...nothing that could make you stay." Again, he's trying so hard to make the relationship work, but still even he can't control it. "Blood in my veins... made up of mistakes... forget who we are... dive into the dark... burst into color." He just wants them to forget all the bad things he's done and just start over and turn into something new. Basically, he's always been a bad person with a bad reputation but when he has this one relationship, he wants to make it work but because of his past, even he can't make it work regardless of how hard he tries. So, he wants to just start over since there is no possibility of rewinding. Hope this was helpful! :)
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    livylynn97
    I think this song has a lot to do with the mental issues Michael has been talking about. This song shows how the "poison", or some type of sadness inside of you can distance you from everyone you've become close with. Everything you have started was going so well, and, of course, has ended because of you. You dream of having it work out, but your inner emotions and inner "demons" always seem to f**k it up. One of the worst feelings is when you are trying your hardest to come through to someone, but you just can't. You're broken and scattered everywhere. There's no possible way of going back. There's no way of making this person stay with you. Starting over is ideal, but knowing you'll ruin it again is awful. You don't want to lose it again.
    However, the ending of the song means something different to me. It doesn't matter if your feelings are blocking it off this time. Because with this person, you feel as if you can overcome yourself. Something in between the two of you makes you want to defeat whatever is stopping you from growing. With this person, you're coming back to life. You're the person you used to be. And you're starting all over again :).
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    TheAlligatorLovesMusic
    I think this song is talking about many things and has different meanings. I think to some people it could be about mental health issues(Michael), and I think to some others it about it failed relationships, about leaving them and feeling like it's ok to hurt people. I think it's about feeling like a f**k up and a outcast. I think it's about fighting demons and feeling like nobody gets. I think it's about being suicidal and broken. It's about feeling torn and having mixed feelings. It's about feeling you hurt everything in your path. I feel like the boy are telling the fans that feel this way to move on and enjoy life:)
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