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Song Released: 2011


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Clockwork I hear the sound of the bell
The more I push the more I forget
I’m in the mood to lose myself
The more I push the closer I get
I started off small
But you knew it wouldn’t stay that way
I’ve tripled the amount three times...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2014 7:48pm report


    I'm fairly sure this song is about doing heroin, or some sort of opiate, maybe painkillers. And the constant quest to achieve the ultimate high.
    "I'm in the mood to lose myself" = get high and forget about the problems in one's life.
    "The more I push the closer I get/the more I forget" Push is junkie slang for injecting drugs.
    "I started off slow, but you know it wouldn't stay that way. I tripled the amount the times over." Anyone who's done dope will tell you that you need more and more to get the feeling you want, not only to get the same feeling you had before, but to get higher than you've ever been, chasing the dragon.
    "Every day I fly just a little higher" = Pretty much the same as the last thing, he uses more dope/oxy/whatever each day in search of the ultimate high.
    "And leave the world behind" = basically every users reason for doing drugs.
    Also the sound of the lighter in the remix is kind of self explanatory (smoking heroin).
    Or maybe it's about meth like the other guy said, I see more of a correlation with opiates, but maybe that's because opiates have always been my drug of choice.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 27th, 2012 1:08pm report


    I see this song is simply about drugs. Maybe a Methamphetamine. Maybe I'm just seeing it the way I want to see it.

    Clockwork I hear the sound of the bell
    The more I push the more I forget
    I’m in the mood to lose myself
    The more I push the closer I get

    The motions of setting up and using a needle for IV drug use could become clockwork to a frequent user. You push the (plunger?) to inject and lose yourself in the euphoria.

    I started off small
    But you knew it wouldn’t stay that way
    I’ve tripled the amount three times over
    Don’t know where it’s taking me

    Most drug users start out with small amounts of drugs and progress to more and sometimes lose control.

    Every day I fly just a little higher
    I want to float forever
    And leave this world behind

    The desire to experience a more intense euphoria that previously. The desire to continually experience the euphoria and ignore reality.

    I traveled long and windy roads
    The more I see the more I fear
    There’s only one thing in this world
    That makes everything crystal clear
    I’ll keep the earth below
    Drifting through eternity

    Windy roads could be a troubled path/past and maybe learning about the reality of the world we live in is frightening. "Crystal" and "clear" are both other names for methamphetamine.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 22nd, 2011 9:05pm report


    I think this song is about a man jumping off a building.

    The abrupt ending to the song, the song cuts off before he can say "and leave this world behind" and instead he says "and leave this wold behin". To me, this is the songs equivalent of him hitting the ground. The song also has a "peaceful" middle part that I interpret as him thinking he is "flying".

    I don't think the song is mainly about suicide, I don't think that's the main intention of him jumping off a building. Instead I see his death as a bi product, a "cost" to what he wants to feel.

    He mentions that "the more I see the more I fear" and "there is only one thing in this world that makes every thing crystal clear."

    So me this verse has more importance because they are the only two that rhyme, fear and clear, in the song. So me this says a lot about the characters motives.

    As for the songs title, I think it might be a mention to mondain repetition in life and unavoidable outcomes.




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