pattern means, to repeat. In the song,the singer is saying his/her actions in life are being repeated over and over again; there's no change in the pattern. It's not a phase (i.e., one stage in the process of change and development). The singer is doing the same things over and over again. S/he is not changing/developing/evolving. The singer's life is stagnant/dull/motionless, in a never-ending repeated cycle of the same old same old.1) I've become a pattern (after that it says 'saying things to say them, doing things to do them writng things to stay unchanged' - I think this relates to the line with the pattern)
In another song the same singer wrote the line ' when you realise it's a pattern and not a phase it's what you've become and it's what you will stay' .
Quicksilver means, liable to sudden unpredictable change.2) There's a song called Quicksilver moments, what does that actually mean?
I don't know either. Sorry.3) please don't be insulted by the backhand cult of pharmacy - here I wonder what a backhand cult is.
a two-step is a dance step. off tempo means, not with the beat. I don't know what it means in relation to the lyrics, though. Sorry.4) but it's a trick on your ego a two-step off tempo
5) to keep plugging away on my own wasted timemeans, working steadily at something with no end or future in sight.plugging away
the bottom dropping out refers to losing one's footing. If, say, you are in a bus and the bottom of the bus drops out, you'll drop and possibly get injured/hurt or even die from the fall.6) do you know how scared I am of the bottom dropping out
heavy-handed means, over-bearing, oppressive; logic refers to the chain of reasoning: Because I broke your heart and someone will break mine. That reasoning is heavy-handed (i.e., too much to bear/carry);it's oppressive (i.e., cruel).7) I've broken your heart for the first and only time. One day I'll feel this way too, on the receiving end of heavy-handed logic
All the best, 8)
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