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Volatile is a song that describes an explosive relationship between two people who truly care about each other, but always find themselves at each other’s throats. This song embodies the phrase “love hate relationship”, and illustrates just how fine that line in between really is.

“While writing the lyrics for this song, I was trying to write about someone I wanted to be totally rid of. Somebody I truly wished that I never met. But as I kept writing, I found myself contradicting myself. By writing about this person, I found myself feeding my craving that I had for them: the calm as well as the chaos. People like that are the most dangerous, because no matter what line they cross they will always still mean something to you, and that’s what makes it both feel so beautiful as well as painful”.


I am the match
You’re the gasoline
I could sweep you off your feet
Or leave you begging on your knees
My body’s burning up
But I haven’t had enough
Of this drink to calm my nerves
Enough to say what you deserve
Can’t even say your name
(Or) I might burst into flames
Cause I am the match
And you’re the gasoline

I know it’s not worthwhile
I crave the volatile

I am the match
You’re the gasoline
So easy to ignite
Combustion every night
I hate to say it’s true
I’m on a crash course with you


from Young Lungs, released May 22, 2014
Written by Instead of Sleeping and Marc McClusky
Produced, Tracked, and Mixed by Marc McClusky
Mastered by Dan Coutant (Sun Room Audio)



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Pittsburgh Indie Rock

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