Bells ring into the night
Sounds like a mistress on a rainy night
Hold your throne down together
And see the light that goes away
Lead my heart down by the water
Leave space inside my soul
It isn't true about your father
Just hold me down by the water

You say you look like a believer
Look up to see the witness in the sky
Nobody's out to buy your story
Nobody wants to know your reason why
Hold your hands out towards the water
In front of me to know I'm with you
Don't put it all into your hero
Look on if you believe
Look on if you believe
Look on if you believe

Don't want to say that I'm through with it
Just want to be right by your side
Right by your side


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  • +2
    General Commenti agree with zebra's lyrics too. but i think the song is about religion; christianity
    jasmiine7xon August 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this is about her guy cheating on her.

    Bells ring into the night
    Sounds like a mistress on a rainy night
    Hold your throne down together
    And see the light that goes away
    Leave my heart down by the water
    Leave space inside my soul
    It isn't true about your father
    Just hold me down by the water
    (the phone rings and its seems to be a woman. She follows him and watches the lights turn off in some room where he went as he cheats on her. He is taking control or the throne in their relationship by deciding to have a relationship with someone else. she is standing in the rain probably crying or standing by a pier somewhere. Seeing this makes her feel empty inside. the lie he told about going to see his father is not true. she just wants him to hold her as she feels so alone.)

    They say look like a believer
    Look up to see the witness in the sky
    Nobody's out to buy your story
    Nobody wants to know your reason why
    Hold your hands out towards the water
    In front of me to know I'm with you
    Don't put it all into your hero
    Look on if you believe
    Look on if you believe
    Look on if you believe
    (either they say you should live a good life or she has been believing him, look up and see God watching you. nobody is going to believe his lies anymore or care why he did what he did. she wants him to feel the rain on his hands and know that those are all of her tears about what he is doing and that her heart is breaking because it is still with him. or possibly she means she wants him to reach out to her and tell her the truth because he knows she loves him. the part means don't love a person blindly and in your head make them into something they are not. either she can't believe she's seeing what is happening to her or she thinks you should watch a person and see who they really are instead of loving the idea of who they are so that you love someone for who they are, not who you think they are and then get your heart broken.)

    Don't want to say that I'm through with it
    Just want to be right by your side
    Right by your side
    (she is in denial about what is happening and just wants him to hold her again as she feels so alone and unloved. she wants this to all be a horrible nightmare that she wakes up from to find out its not true. even though she knows she should end things with him she just wants feel like she belongs again.)

    its a really deep song with some intentional contradictions that show how our emotions can be juxtaposed against each other leaving us confused about how we feel or what we should do.
    thCaptnon March 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyrics above are incorrect; however, given that Mazzy Star never published their lyrics, it's anyone's guess.

    Instead of "Hold your throw down together," I believe she sings: "Hold your THRONE down together."
    Instead of "He spins inside my soul" I hear "LEAVE SPACE inside my soul"
    Instead of "Look up to see the weakness in the sky" I hear "Look up and see YOUR WITNESS in the sky"
    40zebrason December 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just about being together, no matter what you say or what happens to our relationship
    FetusTreeon May 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBells ring into the night
    Sounds like a mistress on a rainy night
    Hold your throw down together
    And see the light that goes away
    Leave my heart down by the water
    He spins inside my soul
    It isn't true but you follow
    Just hold me down by the water
    They say you look like a believer
    Look up to see the weakness in the sky
    Nobody's out to buy your story
    Nobody wants to know your reason why
    Hold your hands out towards the water
    In front of me to know I'm with you
    Don't put it all into your hero
    Look on if you believe
    Look on if you believe
    Look on if you believe
    Don't want to say that I'm through with it
    Just want to be , Right by your side,
    Right by your side
    goldenchainson November 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with zebras on the lyrics.


    i love this song so much.
    mmmiloveiton December 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree it is "it isn't true about your father", and it DOES make sense if you think of it to mean a heavenly father. This song is using devotion to religion as a metaphor for love. It's basically comparing love to faith, as a similar trust in the existence of non-physical things is involved. The end is saying she believes in love & doesn't care if it's "real" because it's what she wants ("Look on if you believe / Don't want to say that I'm through with it / Just want to be right by your side").
    voodoodollyon November 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHere's what I heard from a live version posted on YouTube:
    Bells ring into the night
    Sounds like a mistress on a rainy night
    Hold your throne down together
    And see the light that goes away
    Leave my heart down by the water
    Leave space inside my soul
    It isn't true about your father
    Just hold me down by the water

    They say look like a believer
    Look up to see the witness in the sky
    Nobody's out to buy your story
    Nobody wants to know your reason why
    Hold your hands out towards the water
    In front of me to know I'm with you
    Don't put it all into your hero
    Look on if you believe
    Look on if you believe
    Look on if you believe

    Don't want to say that I'm through with it
    Just want to be right by your side
    Right by your side
    ohyoon January 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIn this version she's definitely saying:
    "Look up to see the weakness in the sky"
    And I think it fits with the verse and song better.

    youtu.be/…
    traumermusingon October 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationsome of my favorite misheard lyrics are of this song:

    Sounds like a mistress on her wedding night == Sounds like a mistress on a rainy night

    Bee stings inside my soul == Leave space inside my soul

    Lipstick like heavenly blood == They say look like a believer
    minuetteon May 25, 2016   Link

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