so long to the hurt and stormy weather
it's time for a cleansing
nice try but you can't avoid this forever
you know it makes you feel good

I'm feeding on your soul
you will search for a cure
you will want to be sure
you don't lose control
you will want to be sure that this is really you

it's been so long since I can even remember
it's time for renewal
you know that
you won't have
fun after
you know it makes you feel good

I fell toward the fire
but shielded myself from sin
things are looking brighter
this is the way I want to live

so long to the hurt and stormy weather
it's time for a cleansing
nice try but you can't control me forever

I'm feeding on your soul
you will search for a cure
you will want to be sure
you don't lose control
I will always be sure
you will want to be sure
so long to the hurt
you will always be there but you are gone to me


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Hung Over on a Tuesday song meanings
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    General CommentIt is about an addiction. According to defyperception.net/dredg/…
    this song is an argument between the addicted and the addiction. He is arguing both sides of the addiction in this song. The last stanza shows that the desire to be free of the addiction wins over.
    rhavinon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrhavin has got it. :)

    It is about alcoholism. ANd I have been reading the book "John Barleycorn" by Jack London (excellent book about alcoholism), which made me understand exactly what this song was about right when I heard all the lyrics.

    Its about relapse (the monday) and having to suffer the consequences a little bit later (the hangover/tuesday).

    But somehow the lyrics are vague especially the last couple of lyrics. But the whole album to me has a connection to Alcoholism (bug eyes sound a lot like it to me). Great song, great album, great band \m/
    uchihasasukeon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about ending a relationship with a control-freak of a partner. I dont have full confidence in that idea, but I just got the CD and thats what I got out of the song so far, I have to keep analyzing this song - its my favorite so far.
    spartacus300on July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about a relationship, but I like taking a broader approach. To me, it is about how one can livee a long time and just be so hurt by life in general and the things that come with it. When one day you realize that it isn't necessary. You don't have to feel this way, you just say goodbye to feeling that way, you decide to stop letting it control your life. Since Gavin uses "you" and "me" it probably is more personal. But that is how it makes me feel.
    seeyouauntie413on November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about alcoholism. Addiction in general.

    I'd rather just say it should and could be generalized to any situation in one's life where one feels out of control. Something is controlling them. For some people it could be an external source like alcohol, drugs. Some internal- jealousy, hypocrisy.

    I think the narrator is just kissing some kind of thing that controlled him goodbye.
    TheSOADGirlon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've put a similar comment on Zebraskin but I think these two songs should be listened to as a pair. One about the guy who walks away from the alcoholism, one who stays - in Zebraskin the telling lines are, just as in this, the last few. Here it's 'You'll always be there/But you are gone to me' - in Zebraskin it's 'I wonder (may have lost my best friend).../I wonder (may have found my best friend)'. The two are about a pair of friends (or at least, I believe so) - one of whom decides to lose his best mate to save himself, the other who decides to lose his best mate to remain on his path of alcoholic self-destruction.
    i_am_toaston December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all I would like to say that this is what it means to me, it may mean something else to you, but that's why the lyrics are slightly vague so your listening experience will be more personal.

    The title of the song is very specific. It just means you live a life where you are hung over on Tuesday, which ultimately means you party it up all week long and live a life of full sin. There is nothing in this song that points directly to any one addiction, except the title, which makes you think of alcoholism. I think the song applies to all addictions and all sins.


    "So long to the long to the hurt and stormy weather. It's time for a cleansing." The singer is saying that he's done with the life of pain and heartache he has created from an Unfulfilling life style and "It's time for a cleansing. Nice try, but you can't afford this forever" This is his good/evil conscience telling him, "hey buddy, you can't keep living like this way forever, in all of this sin (good)”, but "you know it makes you feel good (evil)."

    “Feeding on your soul, you'll search for a cure, you want to be sure." Every person on the face of God's green earth has had this feeling. You want to be happy, you want to feel love, you want peace, and we all want that. The sinful lifestyle feeds on your soul and you search "for a cure" and you find the cure, but you want "to be sure" that you don't have to submit and "lose control", you want to be sure that "this is really you." He is thinking of taking the first steps of Faith.

    "So long since I can't even remember it’s time for renewal." This line is pretty straight forward. It means you have lived the wrong way for so long you can't even remember being a happy person and now it’s time for renewal. The renewal of his spirit, the renewal of his soul and of his mind by filling it with positive influences and blocking out the sin. "You know that you won't have forever. You know it makes you feel good" Here comes his conscience, telling him what to do, but the evil human lustful sin comes back to tell him how good it feels to do wrong.

    Now the song takes you through the chorus again. After the chorus comes the bridge. "I fell towards the fire, shielding myself from sin." The image of him falling towards the fire is a very much a picture of his Faith in God growing--growing to the point where he can shield himself from sin and "things are looking brighter" because he is now living in the Light and "this is the way I want to live."

    "So long to the hurt and stormy weather, it’s time for a cleansing." He is say saying good-bye to his old, sinful life and he tells the sin/devil "Nice try but you can't control me forever."

    "So long to the end." He no longer belongs to death and sin so he says goodbye to the "end". "You'll always be there, but you are gone to me." Even after he takes his step toward Faith, sin and the devil will always be there, but they are gone to him.
    SuperShredderon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBased on the google ads on this page, I'm going to guess that rhavin hit it on the head.
    Tannayon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was "avoid this forever" not "afford this forever".
    Zeppelin33033on August 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe album was a concept album based on a fight. This was on the second cd of the album and its from the other perpective of the fight
    Dasmuziikon July 08, 2008   Link

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