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Last night, I had a dream
We were inseparably entwined
Like a piece of rope made out of two pieces of vine
Held together, holding each other
With no one else in mind
Like two atoms in a molecule
Inseparably combined

But then I woke from the dream
To realise I was alone
A tragic event, I must admit
But let's not be overblown
I'm NOT TRYING TO WRITE a love song
Just a sad, pathetic moan
And maybe I just need change
Maybe I just need a new cologne

But now I look at love
Like being stabbed in the heart
You torture each other from day to day
And then one day you part
Most of the time it's misery
But there's some joy at the start
And for that, I'd say it's worth it
Just USE A BLADE THATS SHORT AND sharp on me

And if love is just a game
Then how come it's no fun?
If love is just a game
How come I've never won?
I guess maybe it's possible I might be playing it wrong
And that's why every time I roll the dice
I always come undone



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    UnregisteredMar 13, 2012 at 12:08 am
    This song is preposterous! In the first stanza, it says, "like two atoms in a molecule, inseparably combined. " what utter nonsense! Hydrogren gas over palladium, potassium manganate, tin over hydrochloric acid, hydrogen over lindlar's, bromine over dichloromethane, bromine over water, hydroboration followed by hydration with h2o2, cleavage by ozone, eas of bromine and chlorine over lead, and nbs over roor are all examples of reagents that can form and break bonds within molecules. If the author wanted to be more accurate and to the point, he should have said, "like two carbons in a molecule, inseparably combined. "
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    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 3:12 am
    Analysis of the song: in the song “two atoms in a molecule,” by noah and the whale, the main idea of the song is how love is such a battle because you are constantly trying to change yourself for someone. It also says for some people there is no point, while for others it is worth it. Overall this poem has a rhyme scheme of abbcbdbefgfhfifjklmnmonpqpqrsq. In the first stanza, the speaker had a dream about him and his subject being together and inseparable. They did not care about any other person, but each other. In the second stanza, the speaker woke up from his dream, disappointed to be alone but told the audience and himself that there’s no need to overthink because after all, this is not some nice love song, it is something pathetic like a sad moan. The speaker wonders that maybe he might need a change in his life rather than holding on to the same things or routine. In the third stanza, he describes love as something so painful, that it seems like you’re getting stabbed in the heart. He also sees love more pessimistically in this stanza and thinks that two lovers are torturing one another rather than enjoying life together. And eventually you will one day leave each other. He sees sharing a life with someone as something miserable and there is only happiness at the beginning of a relationship. The speaker thinks that it is worth going through this process in the beginning but only if it is quick and easier when it comes to pain in the end. In the fourth stanza he describes love as a game that is not fun and he never seems to win. He feels like he may be playing the games, “love” incorrectly and every time he rolls the “dice,” it seems to him that he always gets destroyed or wiped out.
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    UnregisteredJan 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    "it was great seeing annie again and i realized what a terrific person she was and how much fun it was just knowing her and i thought of that old joke, you know, the, this, this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, 'doc, uh, my brother's crazy, he thinks he's a chicken,' and uh, the doctor says, 'well why don't you turn him in? ' and the guy says, 'i would, but i need the eggs. ' well, i guess that's pretty much now how i feel about relationships. You know, they're totally irrational and crazy and absurd and, but uh, i guess we keep going through it... Because... Most of us need the eggs. " -- woody allen in annie hall

    That's what the song is about, hence the single line in the middle, "for that i'd say it's worth it" -- the emphasis of the song is on the downsides of love, but even that small spark of joy in the middle makes the experience entirely worth it.
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    UnregisteredJan 4, 2012 at 7:22 am
    And also it's saying about how love is simply a game where you constantly messing with each other and also how love is like a gamble like when the song says at the end it's says 'and that's why every time i roll the dice i always come undone' the but at the end that says i always come undone they could link back to the beginning of the song where it says 'last night i had a dream we were inseparably combined like a piece of rope held together by two pieces of vine' and it could just simply mean that love makes you crazy
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    UnregisteredJan 4, 2012 at 7:15 am
    I think this song is about how love is like a battle because your constantly trying to change each other and also what is the point in love if your constantly fighting but for some people it's worth it

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