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Pierce The Veil – The Divine Zero lyrics

[Verse 1]
Maybe I could swim into your thoughts like your drugs do
Paralyze your body, sick and tired of waking up to
Burning eyes and cigarettes

I’m falling through the couch like a suicide mission tonight
My God, here comes the downside
Wild eyes of terror pray for sex on the beach while
Oceans of kerosene will soak into me
I'm not meant for this world, I just don't see the point
Don’t think about it, don’t over think about it
And life is a joke, but everything’s riding on me tonight
Been counting the stars and scars
How I’m becoming a work of art


[Chorus]
Desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

[Verse 2]
The whispered words “You’d better hide the bullets”
You stayed on the phone and talked to me day and night
Trigger my nightmare once again
It’s fucking loaded in hand
And we’ll let the fire rage
The smoke and the drowning flames
My bedroom computer light is the only menace to my new faux wooden blinds

[Chorus]
Desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

[Bridge]
Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I’ll be surrounded by all of the ones I've loved and cared about
And then burn it down

[Verse 3]
And life is a joke
At least I can love you, naked and tattooed
Counting the stars and scars
And if the pain is a sound, let’s slow it down


[Chorus]
Desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

[Bridge]
Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I’ll be surrounded by all of the ones I've loved and cared about
And then burn it down


[Outro]
Your serotonin's gone
The kerosene is gone
The sunset is gone
So hold on



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    This song is about addictions. The intro mentioned drugs swimming through his lovers head, and many drag addicts experience a swimming or dizzy sensation when extremely high. "The downside" is another phrase for crashing, which is what happens when you come off a high. The alcohol version is called a hangover, but is essentially the same thing. People are known to be extremely depressed, violent, or even unresponsive when in this condition. "My god, here's comes the downside could either mean he feels it coming on himself or his lover is. He only prays then because it's possible to die of an extreme crash or make a stupid decision that will affect you forever, and he's scared. Kerosene is extremely flammable and probably symbolizes the buildup of "flammability" in his other relationships and cares before he "burns them down". By the end of the song he says "the kerosene is gone" so he symbolically burnt up his life for this girl. Desperate times and desperate measures means during a crash or depressive time in their lives they do desperate things to escape. They're counting the stars and scars, so there's definitely some self harm going on too. He thinks it's like a work of art though, or like tattoos on her. There's also references to suicide, like hide the bullets and your serotonins gone, which means someone overdosed because he was desperate to leave because of the conditionn he's in (with his girlfriend and drug abuse).
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