"If You Are To Bloom" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey, Tim Lash, Bryan St. Pere and Matt Talbott....
I'm thinking of your wide open eyes
Smiling as they feed the nerves
That push the field of silver and the colorful lines
Like only you could see, like only you could do

I'm picturing forcep in ice
That you would see if you could reach
And reconnect the engine to the delicate lens
But I just sit and wait for a blip to break the perfect little

Then green line
I dreamt of jet-less high
Seeing clouds from the other side
And rolling softly until the underbelly shines

And the back skims through the steam
Feeding upturned mouths and sprinkling away
A dusty sleep you took too soon
And you need watering if you are to bloom

I'm thinking of your failing green eyes
Smiling as they greet the day
They can't see me
And now I'm picturing us opening up wide

Drinking down our days in haze and bliss
Together till it stumbles aside
But I just sit and wait for a rhythm in a perfect little
Feeling

It's true
So soon
And the coil speaks
I'd like to see us together

I'd like to lay my head low
I need to lean on a soft one
And bring the spin of the world to a halt
And the coil sleeps

And you've been gathering angels
And fading further each day
I love you right now as I never
Remember my face as it quietly you make your rain

I dreamt of jet-less high
Seeing clouds from the other side
And rolling softly until the underbelly shines
And the back skims through the steam

Feeding upturned mouths and sprinkling away
A dusty sleep you took too soon
And you need watering if you are to bloom


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"If You Are to Bloom" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey Bryan St. Pere

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    General CommentThis song is pretty much a love song. (No crap). I think it's about how the guy's patiently waiting for a girl to like him and sees so much beauty in her. If thats now what it means, you try
    TenaciousPiebaldon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat great song, absolutely beautiful
    Little_Baby_Nothingon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it is about someone who is slowly dying (by whatever means). Many of the phrases seem to lend thmselves to this

    "like only you could see, like only you could do" past tense

    in the the second part that starts "i'm picturing a foresept in ice"

    i think it is "i'm picturing a force left in eyes" which would make more meaning to the entire part

    "but I just sit and wait for a blip to break the perfect little thin, green line"
    This makes me think of the green line you would see on a heart monitor, the blip would mean that the heart would beat again.

    the cloud seeding in order to induce rain upon the earth, "a dusty sleep you took to soon" seems to illustrate burial, the rain would feed the soil thathas been fed by the dead. basically dust to dust and the path of new life through death.

    "but i just sit and wait for a rhythm and a perfect little thin, green line"
    this line maybe has to do with his waiting for his own passing in order to have these dreams someday come true and he can be wih this person once again.
    LXon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always used to just read this as a really awesome love song, but LX's interpretation made me rethink that. That really makes sense, especially if you add in the "fading/failing green eyes" (I can never figure out which it is). Whichever way, these lyrics are great. I just wish I could buy Hum albums in shops in this country, rather than having to order them online.
    attacksushion May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are on the right track. Let me say first my friends band recorded at Mat Talbots studio in Indiana, so this is third hand, but from the scource. This epic masterpiece is an endearing love song. However its a narrative of his own experience in the delivery room where he watched his son die shortly after delivery. He's wishing that his son could look back at him just to see him once, and one of you was right about the thin green line. Your all intuative people, give it a listen again and walk yourself through. (R.I.P.)
    NowThatImNumbon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthonestly one of my favorite hum songs ever, especially once you derive what its meaning is.
    atlanticebbon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA lost child definitely fits here. "A dusty sleep you took too soon. Failing green eyes smiling as they greet the day," his first day in the world. One of the meanings I get from the song title is that the best way for Mat to remember his son after only knowing him for so short a time is to plant flowers on his grave. Something blooming over his son is the closest thing to having time together, and it needs water to develop into the memories they couldn't share. Amazing song.
    ductape1349on October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it might have been about someone dying, but not a child.
    hasboon July 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song had a very heavenly vibe to it. Without even reading the lyrics it makes you feel like you are defying gravity and flying through clouds. Ive been trying to analyze these lyrics and somehow tie a loss of a child with it. "seeding clouds from the other side" the other side refers to the afterlife and seeding clouds could mean that his son is now an angel pouring out his blessings. "vat skims through the steam. feeding upturned mouths" What's interesting about those lines is that a vat is a container which could refer to a baby bottle and one method of sterilizing baby bottles is with steam. and the following line is feeding upturned mouths. I saw HUM live back in march and they didnt play this song and i havent been able to find a live version anywhere. Perhaps it is too emotional for Matt if it really is a song about his sons death. By far my favorite HUM song!
    ifur2bloomon July 14, 2010   Link

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