Harold walks down
Any street of this town
Both crier and witness
The sun drops
Clouds shift
His legs twitch
The clocks chime
On cafes, pharmacies, and dime stores
In bar rooms he sits all alone
Erupting

In his head it's like the weather
In his head it's like the weather
In his head it's like the weather
Oh, oh, oh
Back and forth it's like the weather
Back and forth it's like the weather
Back and forth it's like the weather
When it rains it pours down

Weatherman, do you feel?
Do you feel?
Is it stormy inside of your veins?
Weatherman, do you feel?
Is it stormy inside of your veins?



Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Harold Weathervein" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn, Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase, Ted James Stevens

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    General Comment:the eery and profound cello which starts out the song really sets the tone for the rest of it. the unique sound really epitomizes the attitude for this song which describes the feeling so accurately of being out of place or confused. Even when there are people all around you, you sometimes feel like one brick in 'social wall' and that if your brick were gone no one would have any idea about it. very awesome song, really emotional
    Carlos21on June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Its unfortunate that this song isn't longer...it is very beautiful. I can't really single out any of the songs because they are all unbelievable but this song will literally stick to your brain. I love the "erieness" of the cello in the beginning and also that sweet guitar riff before the chorus.
    driftwood21on May 06, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I used this song in a movie. Very eerie, very dark, and the riff sounds awesome. Perfect for the movie, which was an extra credit Holocaust project. I used some pink floyd for the intro, this for the plot-y stuff, and "The Recluse" for the end credits. My friend Levi kept saying during the opening cello part "It sounds like someone's about to be put to death!" He said this over and over.
    jewgaron October 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I agree, the begining of this song is amazing. It holds you insuspense and it's just beautiful.

    "Is it stormy inside of your veins?"

    Are you unsettled by yourself? Maybe guilt running through out him? So simple so creative so emotional probably one of my favorite lilnes in any given song.
    WiNTERSETHEARTon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Its a great song. Like said above about being confused and such. Its so short though, like under 2 minutes, thats ridiculous. Its like a tease.
    Prog_Rockeron March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I know that Harold is a play on Herald. Just like Weathervein vs Frankenstein. Tim Kasher is definitely trying to pull off all his puns and word plays. Kind of like Shakespeare, or Margaret Atwood. ;P Ugh, this is just one of the most powerful pieces, and even if he didn't mean that to be, it's just more than amazing.

    Maybe Harold is supposed to be a representation of US, the listener?
    lazyloveron December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:this album is musically experimental. cursive's offkey harmonies become more melodic in the ugly organ. this song has a lot of sound effects with lyrics to complement the always present bittersweet tone.
    driftwoodxon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:After listening to the song a few times and reading the lyrics, I developed the idea that this song MIGHT (I'm sick of people insisting their interpretation of a song is concrete, please people leave room for discussion on your opinions, no one could be 100% positive what a song is really about besides the person who wrote it) be about two things...

    The first of which could be a frustrated artist struggling to come up with ideas and inspiration for songs
    "Harold walks down
    Any street of this town
    Both crier and witness
    The sun drops
    Clouds shift
    His legs twitch
    The clocks chime
    On cafes, pharmacies, and dime stores
    In bar rooms he sits all alone
    Erupting"
    It seems as if Kasher is describing how an artist tries to force ideas by changing scenery or hoping to be a "crier" or a "witness" to some event, but however, usually ends up with nothing more than he started with, causing immense frustration to the point where he feels he will "erupt"

    The second thought I had on this song could be Mr. Kasher describing how it feels to have an idea for something to write about and not knowing exacting how to express it in words, and/or not knowing how he feels about the whole situation.
    "In his head it's like the weather
    In his head it's like the weather
    In his head it's like the weather
    Oh, oh, oh
    Back and forth it's like the weather
    Back and forth it's like the weather
    Back and forth it's like the weather
    When it rains it pours down

    Weatherman, do you feel?
    Do you feel?
    Is it stormy inside of your veins?
    Weatherman, do you feel?
    Is it stormy inside of your veins?"

    Anyway, I thought this interpretation fit the whole idea of Tim Kasher writing songs about writing songs and being an artist in general, which seems to be a common theme on some, if not all, of the songs on The Ugly Organ in some way or another.
    Nosliw Pilfon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:harold are you a person without personality.are you a wallflower without feelings are you the leftover of modern society.yous hould try to find out cause you;ll be like the weatherman eventualy.Interesting lyrics.
    veruskaon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:"In bar rooms he sits all alone
    Erupting"

    It's like he gets drunk and has something to say but no one's listening.

    I really have no clue what this song is about. It always makes me think of a middle-aged guy who's all confused and half crazy, how he wanders the town and prophesies the end of the world, but people just ignore him. The cello is really killer in this one. It starts off sounding just like the weather. Deep blue sky, clouds shifting, a hint of storm.
    dorian_on May 21, 2007   Link

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