“Teardrops” is the fourth single by Bring Me The Horizon from their 2020 album ‘Post Human: Survival Horror.’ The song talks about the singer’s emotions of anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, and how music was his savior.
‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ is Bring Me The Horizon’s upcoming EP expected to release on October 30, 2020. The album gained a lot of traction among the fans with the previous singles such as “Ludens,” “Parasite Eve,” and “Obey” featuring YUNGBLUD.
In the song, the lead vocalist, Oliver Sykes, takes us on a trip into his mind on stress, depression, anxiety, and his solution to it all-drugs. However, he does realize that this is not a life he can continue to maintain. In the music video, we see that with the help of his bandmates and music, he turns a new page in his life for the better.
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“Teardrops” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the first verse of the song, Bring Me The Horizon dive into what snowballs into bigger psychological issues. It is the things that bother us but we pretend not to. These things keep boiling inside and at some pressure point, it all explodes.
A ‘lonely kind of love’ could be a reference to drugs or booze, which the singer used to numb his pain inside. Unfortunately, mental issues are not a subject that is openly discussed among most of us. Hence, it is a lonely journey until everyone else sees the explosion.
In these lyrics, Oliver Sykes dives further into what causes these psychological tilts. For celebrities, it can be so many things–from putting out new music, touring, dealing with fans, press, and protecting privacy. Many things can cause them stress and paranoia, and when left suppressed, it will burn inside.
And when things take a turn for the worse in your head, even things that aren’t supposed to be problematic will seem to trigger you. You yourself become your own worst enemy. This is the worst stage of the trap–when you don’t have yourself for help!
Oliver Sykes admits that the pain inside of him has made him shed tears more times than he cares to admit. It would be the worst feeling in the world when you lose yourself.
You only perceive the world around you, the way your mind wants it to. When your mind is lost, you cannot help but perceive everything going against you, even when, in reality, they might not be.
The singer admits that the only solution he found for the pain inside was to numb his entire body and his mind. This is when trippy, scary, and nonsensical hallucinations seem friendlier than your reality. This fake bliss can be addicting, and hence is his addiction to drugs and booze.
The singer says “if you hear me, guess you know how it feels.” This is not about listening to these lyrics. He is talking about a person who has gone through the same experience only being able to understand his feelings. We pray no one has to!
Down at the bottom of the barrel of this mental state lurk the thoughts of suicide and destruction. The worst is when you can’t help yourself. When it gets to this point, you need someone else’s assistance to climb out of this pit. This is where true friends come in handy.
“Teardrops” is a dive into the not-so-beautiful, yet the realistic mental state of someone going through depression. Nobody has to suffer alone! Ask for help, always!
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