"Hoquiam" as written by and Damien Jurado....
Standing with my feet deep in the ground
Was I nothing but a landslide in your mind?
Am I no one until someone calls me out?
Are you just pretending when we talk?

You should have seen me
Keeping watch at dawn

Picture now a car ride through the plains
Where east meets west and only sky remain
Were you faking death to only gain concern?
The cut out lights and signals told us wrong

You should have seen us
Carefree behind the wheel

Lover I am still here breaking chairs
Will I ever be the hero in your song
Or forever in your shadow so unseen?
Trapped between the lines that you write down?

You should have told me
Broken jaw and all
Crippled in your glory
Restless till my death


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"Hoquiam" as written by Damien Jurado

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    General CommentI don't know the perfect interpretation, but here's my impressions on it.

    The whole thing seems to be him putting out his positions on things and then asking if the person he loves feels the same way.

    Standing with my feet deep in the ground -----the relationship is over, and he's in a landslide... he feels overwhelmed by the other person, like he just got carried away
    Was I nothing but a landslide in your mind? ----is she feeling that too? is that all it was for her--getting carried away?
    Am I no one until someone calls me out? -------do i need to be in another relationship to feel complete?
    Are you just pretending when we talk?

    You should have seen me -------he remembers being awake one morning while she was apparently still asleep
    Keeping watch at dawn

    Picture now a car ride through the plains
    Where east meets west and only sky remain ------pretty memory of a road trip which maybe ended in car wreck
    Were you faking death to only gain concern? -----back to the keeping watch at dawn... is she just pretending to be asleep so that he will pay attention to her? was she pretending on more things than that just to have his affections?
    The cut out lights and signals told us wrong ------someone ran a traffic light/maybe the headlights were off for one of the cars... there was a wreck. symbolic of the end of the relationship

    You should have seen us
    Carefree behind the wheel ------the wreck was result of the carefree stuff. but he still loves that memory

    Lover I am still here breaking chairs ------probably another memory that only she and he would know what it refers to
    Will I ever be the hero in your song ------he is writing a song about her... does she write songs about him?
    Or forever in your shadow so unseen?
    Trapped between the lines that you write down?

    You should have told me
    Broken jaw and all ------goes back the car wreck/ending relationship and ties into "Are you just pretending when we talk?"
    Crippled in your glory ------her best attribute is the way she talks, and that is messed up now. she doesn't talk to him like she did before.
    Restless till my death ------he can't forget all these memories/ he keeps wondering where she stands on all this


    i guess the system didn't like my angle bracket for arrows before.
    dovetailon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI would like to see someone say what they think this amazing song means
    CcPunk82on August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know the perfect interpretation, but here are my impressions on it.

    The whole thing seems to be him putting out his positions on things and then asking if the person he loves feels the same way.

    Standing with my feet deep in the ground
    dovetailon May 04, 2008   Link

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