"Cellar Door" as written by and Holly Hafermann....
Cellar door, what's the use
Cellar door, are you open to find me
Iron ore shields remorse
When I look, I look to your beautiful name
And find you're not the same

Cellar door, what's the case
Are you locked in your shadow's embrace
Do you feel so insane
That you don't, you don't want to show me your face
But I, I can relate

Holding on to everything
That makes us bleed

Overflowing underneath my pretty face
With the presence of the haste
Now they're sayin' don't believe anything
But I do believe, I know you well

Cellar dooroligist
Your therapy is the one I love best
You give me strength to confess
That I, I will not last very long
So soon, I'll be gone

Oh, these walls know everything
And I'm tired of being lost inside

Overflowing underneath my pretty face
With the presence of the haste
Now they're sayin', don't believe anything
But I do believe I know you

Overflowing underneath my pretty face
With the presence of the haste
Now they're sayin', don't believe anything
But I do believe I know you

Love will come to me and I will not remain
Hover over these confused contaminated veins
Love will come to me and I will not remain
Hover over these confused contaminated veins

Hey yeah, hey yeah
Hey yeah, hey yeah



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"Cellar Door" as written by Holly Hafermann

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    General CommentThis song confuses me.. Sounds beautiful, though.

    I think maybe.. she's talking about a place she used to know, obviously, but hasn't been there in a long time and now that she's had the opportunity to visit nothing is the same, or seems that way.

    But despite this, she thinks that the real place she used to know still exists, no matter what other people tell her. Or perhaps she's talking about a person, not a place? That's what it sure seems like..

    To me it's always been about a person. Maybe she refers to them as 'cellar door' because it was a kind of hidden underground thing, maybe somebody she couldn't always see but had good times with nonetheless. They were both very close but time has made them drift apart. And now everyone thinks they don't know eachother anymore.. but she knows them maybe even more than herself.

    Just two views that came to mind.
    shikonaorion August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song totally confuses me, but it is really well constructed musically
    alexd181on June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw the title, the first thing I thought of was Donnie Darko...
    TacoChelon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI am almost certain she is referencing donnie darko/J. R. R. Tolkien: "i look to your beautiful name"...
    madeleinejaneon May 14, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song. I think this song is about her finding herself - I think in an enlightened sort of way. The cellar door is her own self hiding her past, thoughts, memories, interpretations of herself so she is questioning herself wondering if she wants to open herself to her subconscious thoughts and habits and discover truths that haven't made themselves known to her yet. When she says 'overflowing underneath my pretty face' I think of a person having a million thoughts going through their head, but no ones knows because they can only see the surface. Underneath she is discovering herself and starting to question herself, 'the presence of haste' to me means she wants to just understand now. 'They say don't believe anything' - that could be her talking to herself or maybe her friends and family wondering why she's changing. And when she says I will not last very long I don't think she means her actual physical body, but rather her ego or this identity that she has made of herself... 'love will come to me and I will not remain'... reminds me of enlightenment thinking when you lose your "self" and know you are one with everything... and that is love.
    carrie1015on December 05, 2015   Link

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