cannot hear what you're saying
could i tell you so
and i can't leave my troubles
and i'm going home

lie and sleep
under deep
you know

while the cold winter waiting
while it's turning cold
and these things we were searching
now we just don't know

lie and sleep
under deep
i think you know

for the rhymes of an hour
now i'm going home
and i can't believe i'm nothing
'cause i'm coming down

lie and sleep
under deep
do you know?


Lyrics submitted by numb, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Rhymes of an Hour song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about crisis... and someone thinking about a way to deal with the situation, and NOT struggle with it '[...]cannot hear what you're saying', NOT to run '[...]can't leave my troubles', and NOT to work things up '[...]i'm going home'... For me, it's all about that particular times when you're stuck, incapable of doing anything... and begging for a quiet moment, a pause in the crisis, just to breath and think clearly...
    FearlessBoyon May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment..I'm going "home" (into my bed), I lie and sleep under deep...(deep =intensive meaningful)...for "the rhymes of an hour" I listen music then...lieing in bed, floating away with music...how reliefing in those times we live in these days
    AgathaKavkaon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so ambient and peaceful, i love mazzy star and portishead oh what talent
    Niamon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song for some reason, a quite, sad but sweet sound to it.

    just heard it the other dqay at the end of an episode of House, really kinda striking the context it was put into, and really fit into the end of the show.
    bfng3569on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm listenng to it right now and i must say, its beautiful. Ah I love Mazzy Star!
    crookedbrainon July 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThink it's about start seeing suicide as a possibility, wondering about the afterlife
    betosaon April 24, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is amazing, it reminds me of a girl struggling with self confidence while being a drug addict. "And I can't believe I'm nothing,'cause I'm coming down", she's loosing her friends, her family and her self belief because of drugs, yet she still isn't sure she wants to stop them.
    xsilleexon October 25, 2009   Link

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