And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
This is a reference to Jim Jones, the man who originated the People’s Temple cult or religion as it was called. Jim Jones famously killed a majority of his followers by forcing them to drink Kool-Aid poisoned with cyanide in the ‘70s, before supposedly shooting himself.
This actually gave rise to the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” which means you’ve been blindly convinced to believe something or someone.
Unrequited love can be just as self-destructive as joining a suicide cult — the damage just occurs to your confidence and psyche, not your body.
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