Interpretations:Darling, The Dose

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After much consideration[edit]

About a week ago, when book was released to preorder people, I got my digital copy of the album. I decided to pick some of my so far favorite songs at the time and accidentally slipped this one in clicking on it instead of Less than one. So I had to listen to this song a lot more than I wanted to. Not saying it's a bad song, but just that I prefer less than one over it, I digress, I think this song is about a theater kid who gets poisoned and compares someone being dragged away by the police or something as being sent off stage right, and then they wander around with someone and suffocate them with a pillowcase filled with poison, honestly, I have no idea, this idea is hard to think about while listening to. --⇂⇂↋ suᴉɥsuǝZ ʎɯɯᴉᒋ (talk) 08:04, 16 November 2021 (EST)

UPDATE: It's about being poisoned... kind of obvious --⇂⇂↋ suᴉɥsuǝZ ʎɯɯᴉᒋ (talk) 10:01, 8 December 2021 (EST)

"The dose makes the poison"[edit]

I think this one is pretty straightforward -- the idea is that anything can be a poison if it's delivered in a large enough dose, even things normally considered not deadly (like rum). This song is applying the same idea to being exposed to a person too much -- you might like the person, but seeing them too much can make you dislike them even if there's nothing objectionable about them. Familiarity breeds contempt, as they say. The rest of the lyrics are just about various poisons and famous instances of poisoning, both real and fictional. Soups (talk) 01:59, 13 March 2022 (EST)

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds[edit]

I definitely don't disagree with the other interpretations, and once, in the past, came to post something very much in line with the point the previous poster has made. But the more I listen to this song, the more I think it's got some undertones of experimentation with psychedelic substances. Every time I hear it I picture JF and RG just tripping balls and loving life? twoshoes (talk) 18:25, 26 April 2022 (EST)

Suicide by Overdose[edit]

Similar to interpretation 2, I think it could be about someone attempting to kill themselves by overdosing on a substance that would usually be harmless. They’re explaining to someone they know that it’s not their fault, they were just too miserable to continue living. 08:03, 11 August 2023 (EDT)