"This Lullaby" as written by and Josh/castillo Homme....
Where O where have you been my love?
Where O where can you be?
It's been so long, since the moon has gone.
0 what a wreck you've made me.

Are you there over the ocean?
Are you there, up in the sky?
Until the return of my love
This lullaby

My Hope is on the horizon
Every face, it's your eyes i can see
I plead, i pray through each night & day
Our Embrace is only a dream.

As sure as days come from moments
Each hour becomes a life's time
When she'd left, I'd only begun this lullaby


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"This Lullaby" as written by Joey Castillo Josh Homme

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    General CommentWell Joshy, I think the 3rd verse goes something like this...
    "my hope is on the horizon" ...his hope is fading like the sun going down on the horizon
    "Every face your eyes I can see"... he sees her in everyone he looks at.
    "I plead and prey, through each night and day" but alas, " Our embrace is only a dream".

    He is really pining for this woman but all he has left is "This lullaby "

    I think it is quite sad actually
    hardcor_toonzon July 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEveryone's missing the last line in this song:
    "When you left I'd only begun this lullaby"

    In other words, she's been gone from his life (on account of a voyage, death, break-up, it's a bit ambiguous in that regard) for mere minutes, and already he's looking at faces, searching for her again. The build up of the song is supposed to make you think she's been gone for quite some time, but the line at the end twists it, revealing the listener's assumptions aren't correct.

    The lines about the ocean and horizon make me think this song is possibly from the POV of a sailor, leaving his woman behind at home - which could be analogous to the life of a touring musician.
    MaddAddamson April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg this song has been out for ages, and no one has noticed. this lullaby song is the best on the cd, wonderful song, and has been on here for ages.
    i think it is about someones love has left them. and (im guessing its in a guys point of view) his singing it like she is lost, and that he can't find her. that his a wreck since shes been gone, she made him one by leaving. the third verse stumps me.
    'My hope is on the horizon
    Every face your eyes I can see
    I plead and prey, though each night and day
    Our embrace is only a dream.'
    i think it might be that only in his dreams are they together.

    i don't know, im just starting everyone off to write about this wonderfull song!
    joshyon June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks i see it now
    joshyon July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sounds like something of Lenard Cohen's
    Black_Stripe_Redon August 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally reminded me of Tom Waits.
    Red_Left_Handon December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut it's pure Mark Lanegan,...

    With Josh Homme Playing the guitar..
    N0 C0DE 79on February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song, it really sets a tone for the rest of the album. And if my thinking is right here, I would say that the whole album is in the view point of some guy and about what some girl has done to him. How does that sound?
    Augon February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a simple, yet beautiful song. As for the rest of the album, it's pretty disturbing.

    Or at least I thought so
    thomsmellson April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy theory:
    They "made love" she went away, promising to come back, or somthing equally as stupid. Or she may have died "Are you there up in the sky?
    Until the return of my love,
    This lullaby."
    And he waits for her, and can't stop thinking about her etc "And sure as days come from moments
    Each hour becomes a life's time" he wastes his life away thinking/waiting for her. And then dies.

    Yeah... Thats pretty much my theory.
    the-foolon April 23, 2006   Link

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