"Hours" as written by and Jaleel Bunton Gerard A Smith....
You walked around
Said yourself beatufiul
Just too bad they stare
Just too bad they stare
Broke up your crown
Called you unusable
See how well you fair
Stole underground
To keep your heart around
Banished from above
Banished from above
Forgot yourself
Go home and shot your health
Left it all for love

And all their lips
Delirious quipps
Last seen with friends
Wishing them well
You
You listen for the truth

Just too bad they lied
Just too bad they lied
Oh come around
Inform our future youth
Summon from the sky

The future is cruel
Unusual fools
Leave them to rule in hollow point hell

Now listen to the truth
Cradle and a cry
Cradle and a cry
Your light will shine

Keep your head on high
Keep your head on high

You walk around
Know you are beautiful
Aimless and alive
Broken and defined
Walk around know you are future youth
Summon to the sky


Lyrics submitted by sstennett, edited by monomania

"Hours" as written by David Andrew Sitek Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe

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    General CommentThe lyrics shown here are just crap but I don't know how to edit this, so I'll just post the whole lyrics right.

    you walked around
    thought yourself beatufiul
    just too bad they stared
    just too bad they stared
    broke up your crown
    called you unusable
    see how well you fared

    stole underground
    to kick your heart around
    banished from above
    vanished from above
    forgot yourself
    go home and shot your health
    left it all for love

    and on their lips
    delirious quips
    last seen with friends
    wishing them well

    delayed, seduced
    you listened for the truth
    just too bad they lied
    just too bad they lied
    o come around
    in form of future youth
    summoned from the sky

    ono omode

    refuse this cruel
    unusual fools
    leave them to rule in hollowpoint hell

    you've much to do
    now listen to the truth
    cradled in a cry
    cradled in a cry
    your light'll shine
    keep your head on high
    keep your head on high

    you walk around
    know you are beautiful
    aimless and alive
    broken and divine
    walk around know you are future youth
    summoned to the sky




    Very beautiful song though, one of the best on "Cookie Mountain". According to me the song is something like an "Ode to Youth" - as it once was - and how hard it is today to define yourself as a young man or woman. Because consumption culture stole everything to define yourself with and made fashion products out of it.
    BattleMageon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe outside world doesn't agree with you. you have the potential for self-love, and the potential to appreciate the world and all but the world doesn't want you...not sure of the specifics but there's friction here. it's sad but it's an acknowledgement of something beautiful lalala somethingorother
    PillarOfSalton September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery bluesy, i love it.
    auto_suggestionon September 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with BattleMage.
    The first verse is about childhood. At the beginning you just walked around and you were happy. Then the world broke your confidence, and planted in your mind that you have to be looked after, cause you're lame.

    "you listened for the truth
    just too bad they lied
    just too bad they lied"
    This can mean many things. For example think about the truths of sciences! This generation is so materialist and lack of faith, that it's terribly unnatural and frustrating.

    If you read this post and the post of battlemage, It's quite easy to define the rest of the lyric.

    But I have a problem. English isn't my first language and I can't find out the meaning of this expression: "shot your health"
    Terlison January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, I loved this song before, but I just saw in the liner notes that Kazu Makino sings on it too! That makes it even better, and once you know its her you can really tell its her singing with Tunde.
    tadamzon March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTerlis - "shot your health" most likely just means you've wrecked your own health, what with drugs alcohol, etc.

    and for someone who's first language isn't english, i''ve gotta commend you for a great interpretation on these lyrics!
    elf4life420on June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso inspiring, to me its in the perspective of being rejected from a girl. Makes me want to prove myself. Especially when its a girl that you have known forever and you and all your friends know you love her. So you get rejected and then you "stole underground
    to kick your heart around" and then you "forgot yourself
    go home and shot your health" but then the song changes "
    you've much to do
    now listen to the truth"
    "your light'll shine
    keep your head on high "
    its the one girl that means everything
    "o come around
    in form of future youth
    summoned from the sky "
    JustDoIton September 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does "ono omode" mean?
    reliquaryforraindogon February 28, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a girl who thought she was quite beautiful, tried to get somewhere in the world with her looks and was shot down and torn apart for not being pretty enough.

    she then exiles from the people "summoned from the sky" angel like beauty and goes into a dark world, her confidence broken.

    the "too bad they lied" part is where she realizes that beauty isn't everything like she thought.
    fjhon March 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about Indigos, Starseeds, Rainbows and even Crystals. They are all Children of Light, who have been sent down to Earth on a mission. (the truth is in form of future youth, summoned from the sky)
    We are here to change the world and to help assist in the ascension. Indigos are misunderstood because we are different. We have a different vision for the future, but it is the right vision, and we are here to share that vision and influence the world to change. Alot of people just think we are crazy though. This song is talking about the struggle many Indigos go through because they feel alone because nobody around them may have the same views as them. But Indigos are everywhere, and if we group together, our power is immense. YOU might be an Indigo, and you've been sent here as a leader on a mission to change the world! You have the power!
    Anyways, this song is a message to Indigos.

    refuse this cruel
    unusual fools
    leave them to rule in hollowpoint hell (people who don't understand Indigo's tell them they are stupid and crazy for being different and standing up for different beliefs. But ignore them, they are the ones who are blind and ignorant and who do not know the truth. Don't waste your time with them!)

    you've much to do (indigos have purpose.. changing the world isn't easy!)
    now listen to the truth
    cradled in a cry
    cradled in a cry
    your light'll shine (Indigos are a light to others, they lead the way into the New Age which is approaching!)
    keep your head on high (JUST DON'T GIVE UP INDIGOS!)
    keep your head on high

    you walk around
    know you are beautiful
    aimless and alive
    broken and divine
    walk around know you are future youth
    summoned to the sky
    ^ this is a message of encouragement towards Indigos, Crystals, Starseeds, etc. We need to believe in ourselves before we can believe in the future for the world. We can do this!
    ananilon April 01, 2009   Link

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