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5:3666 - Machine Gun Kelly ft. phem

The Experience: It's 5:3666... My life is hell...
The Vibe: Despairing.
The Topic: Addiction. Drugs.
The Value: Happiness.
The Tension: I love my life (I want happiness) VS. Gonna run it in the ground (But the only happiness I can get right now is killing me).

Music video: The distorted visuals are a great match for Machine Gun Kelly's subject matter and phem's dark despairing tone as the video weaves through the imagery in 5:3666's drug-centered lyrics. It almost ends with Machine Gun Kelly passed out on the rock bottom of the spiral staircase. But a (small) note of hope has the final word as a bleary but now awake Machine Gun Kelly looks around mumbles, "Oh, this might be alright".

The Meaning of 5:3666: Machine Gun Kelly and phem offer a glimpse into Machine Gun Kelly's own struggles with drugs. The despair. It's 5:3666; but whether that's AM or PM, it's always hell - 666. She (opana) is destroying him - gonna run it in the ground. But even when the truth gets out - my uncle sold some pictures of me with no clearance - the addict won't turn back. Everyone else has their own demons: thank God everybody sucks, so I can write these lyrics. So the addict goes straight back to his: but pick her up, I need to lift my spirits. In Machine Gun Kelly's own words: "Opana. It’s like heroin. We snorted it. It was so dark. I’d never recommend it to anybody. One: it’s absolutely addictive. Two: to be addicted and to want that feeling over and over again… I’m not a person who goes down and then has a rush of positivity to bring themselves back up." Only the music video's ending voiceover and Machine Gun Kelly's own words offer hope for what is otherwise a bleak look at the despair of addiction.

Ask yourself: Nearing rock bottom anywhere in your life?

Album: Hotel Diablo - 2019

LYRICS:


[phem]

Some days, I feel like I let myself down
I love my life, gonna run it in the ground
Can't sleep for days, got your name in my brain
Can't sleep for days, gotta stay up, stay up forever

[Machine Gun Kelly]

I'm writing this at 5:3666 in the morning
Wide awake still, not even yawning
Not even sure of why I'm up at dawn, like
I'm celebrating when my agent told me that no one's calling
It's a ounce in my living room on the couch
Next to a couple homies, I smoked it and passed out
So I'm alone with my thoughts in this glass house
In a cabinet, no glass vials, I just pour it all 'til the last out
I smell that now she's on my mind
I met her the first time my light turned live
Hate it when she's gone but she ain't hard to find
Left her on my desk, she made designs of little lines
[MUSIC VIDEO: snort]

It's 5:3666
It's 5:3666

[phem]

Some days, I feel like I let myself down
I love my life, gonna run it in the ground
Can't sleep for days, got your name in my brain
Can't sleep for days, gotta stay up, stay up forever

[Machine Gun Kelly]

Ayy, look, I'm writing this at 5:3666 in the evening
In my head, talking to these demons (demons)
In my bed, staring at these ceilings
I just bleached my hair and changed my whole appearance
I'm just fed up with these smoke and mirrors
My uncle sold some pictures of me with no clearance
What the f-ck is family? I can't take that serious
Thank God everybody sucks, so I can write these lyrics
But pick her up, I need to lift my spirits
They don't know that we hook up, I don't let cameras near us
There's some sh-t I do, when she's around, I shouldn't share
Like that week I spent locked in a room with her in Paris (f-ck)

It's 5:3666
It's 5:3666

[phem]

Some days, I feel like I let myself down
I love my life, gonna run it in the ground
Can't sleep for days, got your name in my brain
Can't sleep for days, gotta stay up, stay up forever

[Machine Gun Kelly]

It's 5: 3666
It's 5: 3666
It's 5: 3666
Somebody, tell me why I'm still awake
It's 5: 3666

[MUSIC VIDEO: Oh, this might be alright]

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