Make the grade
And fail the class
Take the test
And do your best
Watch you burn
Your life away
Buried in the hourglass
You can
Open up your mind
Everybody's teaching you
Trying to tell you
What to do
If you listen
You will find
That you can
Open up your mind
You can open up
Your mind
And I just can't wait
For another day
And I can't sleep
'Cause I'm to afraid
And I don't know
Where I'm gonna
End up next
The hourglass man
Has gone away
The hourglass man
He's in the sand
He's in the sand yeah
The hourglass man is
Buried in the hourglass

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Hour Glass Man song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I think that Wes is revealing that during his school years, he has always been struggling with getting assignments done on time for the good grade he wants. Time is running out to turn the assignment in... hence the title "Hour Glass Man".
    xian2006on March 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhere have u heard this song.because it is not on "come clean" and "life on display" isnt out untill aug.
    MUDD_girlon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is from their CD "Abrasive" which was released before they were on a major label. They also have a CD called "Stuck" which was released way back when. Here's the tracklist for those two CD's if anyone cares.

    "Abrasive" - Released 1997 (Hardknocks Records)
    1. Abrasive
    2. Nobody Told Me
    3. Stressed Out
    4. Hour Glass Man
    5. Migraine
    6. Said
    7. All I Ask For
    8. Purple Heart
    9. Locket
    10. Time
    11. Piss It All Away
    "Stuck" - Released 1994 (V&R Records)
    1. You Don't Know
    2. Used
    3. Drift & Die
    4. Harassed
    5. Poke Out My Eyes
    6. Prisoner
    7. Suicide
    If you're lucky, you can find them on e-bay, but they'll probably be quite expensive. As of today, they're still available for download off of this site:
    judaskissidismisson March 06, 2005   Link

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