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Powder, pow-pow-powder
Powder, pow-pow-powder
Don't wanna know where you go when you aren't around
I'd rather stay naive, too much to believe
Blood fallin' out from your nose and I'm wonderin' how
You glamorize your pain, wear it on...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 30th report

    The song's theme seems to be about a person in a toxic relationship with someone who is struggling with addiction and destructive behaviors. The lyrics suggest that the narrator knows the other person needs help, but they refuse to seek it. The repeated reference to "powder" could be a metaphor for drugs or a symbol of the destructive behavior the person is engaging in. The chorus and post-chorus suggest a sense of helplessness and inability to answer the other person's calls for help. Overall, the song may be exploring themes of codependency, enabling, and the difficulty of breaking away from a toxic relationship.

  2. anonymous
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    May 30th report

    i think powder is about someone being in a toxic relationship, where their partner has an addiction and knows it, but doesnt seek help for it.

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