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“love in vein”; happy valentine’s day ♥

February 14, 2012

At first glance, a song that’s essentially about shooting up heroin may not seem like the best thing to post on Valentine’s Day. But if you think about it, it’s actually quite fitting considering that what we call love may very well be the result of a complex array of chemical reactions in the brain; and morphine, the active ingredient in opiates such as heroin, has a chemical structure similar to that of endorphins, endogenous opioid peptides that are produced by the brain when one is in the throes of love, and which help to relieve pain and produce feelings of pleasure and well-being. Heroin, endorphins, it’s all the same really.

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