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The Treatment 

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and the program.  But they’re not out of danger.  Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program.  But despite how far they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember.  The key to unlocking their past lies with The Treatment – a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost.  And there’s only one dose.

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Music

The Dark Chandelier

So I’m listening to Sia’s “Chandelier” at the moment because I kind of forgot about it after I bought it, so I haven’t heard it in a while.  I bought it because I liked it; I didn’t give much thought to the words.  Listening to it again, it’s kind of creepy.  Here’s why:

Help me, I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down, won’t open my eyes, keep my glass full until morning light, ’cause I’m just holding on for tonight.

I just happened to look at pictures of Sia out of curiosity as to what she looked like – she’s not what I expected at all.  But one of them had a caption to this effect: “Sia talks drug abuse and suicide”.

Wow.  Those lyrics kind of make sense now.  I’ve been in a dark place like that.  It took me a few years to move past it, but the lyrics still trouble me.  I get that music is about expressing things, and I’m all for that.  But why would someone write a song about something as dark as suicide?