5SOS, Blender: inside the lyrics and their meaning

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Blender is a single published by the Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) in July 2022, coming from their album 5SOS5. The band’s members consider it one of the best songs on the album, with its catchy beat and a chorus that sticks in everybody’s mind immediately. In this article, we will analyze the song’s lyrics and their meaning.

You can find the official streaming of the song below.

5 Seconds of Summer - BLENDER (Official Visualizer)

Blender: the meaning of the lyrics

Blender is a song about the emotional rollercoaster you experience inside a love relationship when you are firmly connected but still hurt each other through words. The “emotional blender” is the metaphor used by the band, where all feelings get mixed in a significant confusion in which you no longer know what’s best to do.

Is it lonely where you are?
All the way across the room
With a knife inside your heart
I feel it, too, hmm
Is it just the way we are?
Always burning through the roof
Oh, I guess only the stars would know the truth, hmm

The first verse shows the confusion. They are sharing the same room, they are hurt, and the singer asks himself: “is it just the way we are?” Is this pain inevitable? They love each other, and the following lines prove it:

I’d die for you, I’d die for you
I’d die for you (For you)
I tried for you, I tried for you, I tried
But all I hear is

The problem relies on how hard it is to keep staying together after all the pain they inflicted on each other. “All the things you said” are the obsession inside the singer’s head. The chorus shows a situation where their last fight is just over, and it leaves them with sadness and confusion:

All the things you said in my head
Ricochetting off the bed
Nothing left, what a mess
Oh, my God, it never ends
Now we’re stressed and depressed
And we’re going ’round again
In an emotional blender

But there is no blaming in the singer’s words. The song ends with him changing the words into “All the things I said in my head,” proving that they are both capable of hurting. From this point of view, the meaning of the lyrics in Blender is: I don’t really know if all this is right; this emotional blender is confusing me. The song rushes on these thoughts without providing a possible solution, and people could relate to how complicated relationships make you feel this way.

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The complete lyrics

Is it lonely where you are?
All the way across the room
With a knife inside your heart
I feel it, too, hmm
Is it just the way we are?
Always burning through the roof
Oh, I guess only the stars would know the truth, hmm

I’d die for you, I’d die for you
I’d die for you (For you)
I tried for you, I tried for you, I tried
But all I hear is

All the things you said in my head
Ricochetting off the bed
Nothing left, what a mess
Oh, my God, it never ends
Now we’re stressed and depressed
And we’re going ’round again
In an emotional blender

But we just can’t keep away
When you know me like you do
It’s supernatural, got me howling at the moon

I’d die for you, I’d die for you
I’d die for you (For you)
I tried for you, tried for you, I tried
But all I hear is

All the things you said in my head
Ricochetting off the bed
Nothing left, what a mess
Oh, my God, it never ends
Now we’re stressed and depressed
And we’re going ’round again
In an emotional blender

All the things I said in my head
Ricochetting off the bed
Nothing left, what a mess
Oh, my God, it never ends
Now we’re stressed and depressed
And we’re going ’round again
In an emotional blender