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Song Released: 2013

Featuring: Foxx

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Clarity Lyrics

I dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash, ‘cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks 'till it breaks your glass and I drown in...


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    Dec 15th, 2015 12:56am report

    For me, and my girlfriend who passed away November 19th, 2015...it was our song...
    We had a lot of ups and downs. She broke my heart many times, and yet no matter how 'insane' it was for us to stay together, we couldnt stay apart.

    I am a DJ/Producer, and the moment i played Clarity in a mix for her, it became our relationship theme song.

    It wasnt till she washed ashore after falling into Lake Michigan one night and was found the next morning that the lyrics really hit me...

    "High dive into frozen waves" - She was washed off the dock by the high freezing waves...

    "A clock ticks 'til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again" - She drown at around midnight, a time we always would spend thinking of each other whenever we were apart.

    "Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends" - the weekend prior we argued and for the first time in 2yrs, she apologized first, and i, knowing i normally do and should, refused to say i was sorry.

    "It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense" - due to the hurt i was feeling at my core, i knew i shouldve apologized but ignored that.

    "Don't speak as I try to leave 'cause we both know what we'll choose
    If you pull then I'll push too deep and I'll fall right back to you" - the night she died i was going to text her, but knew if i did that night id give in and i wasnt ready to forgive her yet.

    "If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?" - as bad as it was, she was the only one who could take away my pain.
    "If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?" - She would say i was crazy for staying with her and she was crazy for hurting me, and id say i was crazy for trusting her but id be stupid to leave her.

    And while yes, the pain of what happened in our relationship cant be excused... in the end... the clarity i had that somethings, really are small in comparison and when you wake up to seeing your girlfriends face on every news channel.... it puts things in perspective.

    Thats what i got from the song.

    She will always be with me, in my heart. And that song and my tattoo in hebrew that says "Clarity" that i got a few days after she passed will always remind me to put life in perspective, because you never know when it will end!


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    Jun 23rd, 2015 6:42pm report

    While my initial interpretation was that it was about addiction or possibly a failed love affair. If you watch the video, there are some subtle hints that it could in fact be about the loss of a child or pregnancy.

    "Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends. It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense"

    This part in the video coincides with some imagery of merging of cells/possibly creating new life.

    Maybe she's saying, even though we shouldn't have been together, the life that came from it is something I'll never let go of, that's why I always return to you or want you back in my life, because we lost this thing that tied us together forever.

    Just one interpretation.


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    Mar 6th, 2015 3:54pm report

    My interpretation

    Even though we have so many problems in our relationship, I'm in love with you, and I need you with me always. We keep pushing each other away and telling each other it'll never work out, but if that's so true, then why do we keep coming back to each other? Because we need each other. Because I need you, even though I wish I didn't. Whenever I'm with you, I feel complete. I feel better, and no matter how hard I try, I can't get over you.


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    Oct 20th, 2014 10:28pm report

    Could have dozens of meanings. Two people who can't be together bc of another person, or an addiction, or mental illness, or terminal illness. Or just one person "talking" to the addiction. Or, yes, talking to God. Except if it were God, why would the love be tragedy? So while it's most likely about a love that must end somehow sometime some way, it could apply to many situations; that's what makes it so deep.


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    Oct 7th, 2014 10:18pm report

    I listened to this and I had the same reaction as everyone else. But then I heard it on a depressing 8Tracks Playlist and now when I hear it I think of a girl who is trying not to cut herself but keeps slipping back into the bad habit

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    May 18th, 2014 5:18pm report

    I lean toward the love hate relationship... But ultimately love is stronger..


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    May 15th, 2014 5:30am report

    This can mean anything. Where as I take it even though you sin a lot God always forgives and so because of that you'll start to fall in love with him. ( Read the bible to understand )

    "The fight Fear for the selfish pain part it was worth it every time". Is when you sin, you've done it for your own pleasure and not for Jesus Christ. But!
    " Clock tics till it break your glass and I Drowned in you again"
    when you ask for forgiveness and the Jesus Christ forgives you. You can realize how amazing God is, to take you back after you've sinned and to love you no less, and so you fall for him all over again.


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    May 7th, 2014 5:25pm report

    I thinks they call it "clarity" as in the code name for a drug they are using and can't get over it, or she is saying that he is my drug addiction


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    Mar 1st, 2014 3:33am report

    Like any good work this song has layers of meaning. One layer perhaps is a humbling and reconciliation with God.


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    Oct 16th, 2013 10:57pm report

    Well, judeing on both the song and video it`s about two lovers in a love/hate relationship. She`s basicly just saying that she`s just going to break up with him and can`t do it anymore,but then they just end up in love agian and apart again. love,apart,love,apart and i guess by the end love...


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    Sep 22nd, 2013 9:35pm report

    Their in love but for some reason can't be together. Life is to short make it happen before you miss out and have regrets.


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    Sep 15th, 2013 9:43pm report

    Substance addiction and asking why something so bad if so good.


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    Jun 21st, 2013 6:32pm report

    Best friends in love but they know they can not be together maybe cuz their already married or something else that prevents them that may cause destruction.one fights it but is completely broken in trying to move on or just trying to continue to be friends....missing puzzle piece.


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    Jun 6th, 2013 6:35am report

    Basically, its about 2 people that keep fighting/ breaking up but somehow find their way back together so many times because they love/ care for eachother so much no matter what. Not the first person. Wtf is wrong with you???? :/


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    May 2nd, 2013 5:14pm report

    Its about a person who is really made up of 2 people, two lives. Only one life has visual memories of the past. The life that has no visual memory has emotional memory. The emotional memory makes them feel things that are not rational, the emotions dont match the situation they are currently in. That emotional memory is confusing and torments the life. It knows there is something more but only the other life sees it. The emotional life both needs and depends on the visual life but its also very destructive. They want to co-exist but they cannot.

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