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Grimes Will Break Your Heart With This New Song

This ones a very somber tune that is both haunting yet beautiful all at once. I know many of you would be expecting Grimes to bring out something with a lot more energy in it, because that is kind of what she is know for, yet still this slower song has that same energy just focused in a different way. 

According to Grimes Delete Forever is about  “losing friends to the opioid crisis and the self-hatred that arises when the grieving process mimics the behaviors that cost your friends their lives” and to match it the video has Grimes sit upon a throne, one for an empire that has fallen and crumbling away. This is completely intentional and Grimes refereed to it as a tyrants lament. She apparently wrote the song on the night that Lil Peep passed away.

On the song Grimes had this to say;

“I think a lot of the people who, in my opinion, were best at expressing issues of mental health, to have them die specifically, it just feels like a weird hopelessness or something,” she says of the late rapper. If you want to see the full interview with Zane Lowe click here.

Lying so awake, things I can’t escape
Lately, I just turn ’em into demons
Flew into the sun, fucking heroin
Lately I just turn ’em into reasons and excuses

Always down when I’m not up, guess it’s just my rotten luck
To fill my time with permanent blue
But I can’t see above it, guess I fucking love it
But, oh, I didn’t mean to

[Chorus]
I see everything, I see everything
Don’t you tell me now that I don’t want it
But I did everything, I did everything
More lines on the mirror than a sonnet (Woo)

[Verse 2]
Funny how they think us naive when we’re on the brink
Innocence was fleeting like a season
Cannot comprehend, lost so many men
Lately, all their ghosts turn into reasons and excuses

[Pre-Chorus]
Always down when I’m not up, guess it’s just my rotten luck
To fill my time with permanent blue
But I can’t see above it, guess I fucking love it
But, oh, I didn’t mean to

I see everything, I see everything
Don’t you tell me now that I don’t want it
But I did everything, I did everything
More lines on the mirror than a sonnet (Woo)

[Chorus]
I see everything, I see everything
Don’t you tell me now that I don’t want it
But I did everything, I did everything
More lines on the mirror than a sonnet

As someone who has seen what addiction can do to people I can really relate to this piece, it is far too easy to blame ones self when someone you love dies from drugs or alcohol. Still you do what you can. Not really sure how to follow that all I can really say is that this proves Grimes is a lot deeper than most give her credit and this is a song that everyone should listen too.

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