I got hit hard, I'm on the ground
And if you swing again I'll duck
And I wish you best of luck
You deserve yourself
And I return from my trip to hell
As a headless horseman

'Cause oh what a loss
I went back to get my stuff
And it was tangled up and tough
I stood there and stared you down
And I walked aimlessly around
With a flaming pumpkin head
Oh what a loss
My soft hands replaced by claws
You turned me into a stray dog, from mighty human man
Oh what a loss
Oh what a loss
I miss my closest friend
And now I cling to rocks and wind
It's a precious thing we lost


Lyrics submitted by horsepowerhope, edited by kneejerkreactionary


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  • +2
    General Commentits "my soft hands replaced by claws", not "i solve tens replaced by clust" what the hell does that mean?
    iLoveSavesTheDayon April 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTaking this song at face value, it's very interesting. it makes you think of how the headless horseman spends his time. A man being turned into a stray dog, looking for himself after dying. What would the headless horseman do while there is nothing to chase after? How would he feel after turning into this ghost?
    floyd-eyeon December 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's closer to what sethbrown was saying. Only elvrum didn't become a jerk. This song is localized to that moment during a breakup before you even know that's what's happening. He's full of anger that he can't help but lash out (You deserve yourself), and intense, unresolved solipsism.
    kundaceon October 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis is the story of a Hessian soldier whose head was blown off by a canon in the American Revolutionary War.
    kneejerkreactionaryon April 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim hardly believing that no one has commented on this song! Its Elvrum at his best..its so beautiful. The Glow Pt II is truly a gem.
    The_Lost_Messiahon April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about a guy who's been dumped and starts acting like a jerk. a lot of us have been there.
    sethbrownon September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, Floyd-Eye sounds about right.. what to do after death.
    Clap Your Handson February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was listening to this song a few nights ago and for some reason it occurred to me that this song might have something to do with the complete loss of innocence. i feel like this is one of those "morning after" songs. so beautiful
    OneJugOfWineon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is too much for me. its too much of a goodbye all too familiar.
    danielladaniellaon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe microphones are truly amazing, whenever i listen to them i want to be inside of the music. it moves me.
    lanieon March 02, 2008   Link

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