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    I'm almost positive it's about depressed guy who need to take pills to get through everyday life. He says what each pill will do for him I. E "One gonna settle me down then bring me back up again". Though later it seems to change to him commuting suicide and he refers to the "one" as himself and then later a person remembering him. This is because he says "One gonna buckle my belt around the ceiling pipe" which eludes to him hanging himself with his belt. Then he sings "One gonna hold my memory another gonna close the door" which could mean the police would find him dead, record what happened, and then close the case or the "door". And lastly his love with have his soul.- well that's just my interpretation hope it helps.
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    To me this song means what you need it to mean. It could be about:
    1. Finding those reasons to live when everything in your body is letting go. 2. The struggle of man versus self, and resisting the urge for retaliation. Against oneself or against another. 3. Finding ways to accept what has happened in the past, and learning to move forward. 4. One's recognition of life, and that it is about being selfless instead of selfish.
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    In general I think it's about the dual nature of life, the yin and yang, the forces constantly pulling us in opposite directions. These constant conflicts are at the heart of our human experience. Good v evil, light v dark, intellect v emotion, love v hate etc. Good art, literature, poetry and music cause us to self-reflect on those conflicts and how best to handle them. I love these lyrics for what they make me realize about my own life.
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    I used to think this was about pills too but listening to it again recently I've started to think it's about partners or lovers. People that have come into his life and done/been many different things for/to him, but none of them are or will ever be as important as the one who has his soul.
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