Jet Black Heart - 5 Seconds of Summer



The Experience: The blood in my veins is made up of mistakes... let's forget who we are and dive into the dark... When you've fallen so far that hoping only brings pain, it's hard to stand up and try again. Maybe too hard...



Music video: An abandoned street. An dry swimming pool. A lonely pier. An empty bed. Sad faces. Hopeful faces. Crying faces. And finally a bitter failed attempt at a smile that underlines the futile hope behind Jet Black Heart - diving into the dark doesn't return anyone to life.

The Meaning of Jet Black Heart: 5 Seconds of Summer offers a two-layered song. On the surface it's a relationship that doesn't have a future - there's nothing after midnight that could make you stay. Only sex - the chemicals moving between us - keeps it half alive. But one level down the song is about broken dreams. You did dream them once - see a war I wanna fight it, see a match I wanna strike it - but they've proven empty - every fire I've ignited faded to grey. And that failure leaves your veins full of a poison that stains everything you do black. That poisoned, jet black heart is a great way to describe failure. But it's only part of the truth. Even when we're broken, there's still a spark of hope. And if you dive into the dark, you won't find color. You won't find light. You'll only do deeper into grey. Jet Black Heart errs on the side of despair.

Ask yourself: Are you running on into darkness instead of turning around and clawing your way back towards the light? Do you still have a spark of hope?

LYRICS:

Everybody’s got their demons
Even wide awake or dreaming
I’m the one who ends up leaving
Make it okay

See a war I wanna fight it
See a match I wanna strike it
Every fire I’ve ignited
Faded to grey

But now that I’m broken
Now that you know it
Caught up in a moment
Can you see inside?

'Cause I’ve got a jet black heart
And there’s a hurricane underneath it
Trying to keep us apart
I write with a poison pen
But these chemicals moving between us
Are the reason to start again

Now I’m holding on for dear life
There’s no way that we could rewind
Maybe there’s nothing after midnight
That could make you stay

But now that I’m broken
And now that you know it
Caught up in a moment
Can you see inside?

'Cause I’ve got a jet black heart
And there’s a hurricane underneath it
Trying to keep us apart
I write with a poison pen
But these chemicals moving between us
Are the reason to start again

The blood in my veins
Is made up of mistakes
Let’s forget who we are
And dive into the dark
As we burst into color
Returning to life

'Cause I’ve got a jet black heart
And there’s a hurricane underneath it
Trying to keep us apart
I write with a poison pen
But these chemicals moving between us
Are the reason to start again

The blood in my veins
Is made up of mistakes
(To start again)
Let's forget who we are
And dive into the dark

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