"Into The Hollow" as written by and Josh/castillo Homme....
Avoir, adieu, goodnight
I'm too wrong to get right
But I can't wait forever
I've always been alone
A fool believes he's clever

Don't you wanna go into the hollow?
I won't go alone
Aren't you gonna follow?

I live behind my eyes
Be sure to keep the surprise
I break what I've, I've borrowed
That's why I always go
Alone into tomorrow

Don't you wanna go into the hollow?
I won't go alone
Aren't you gonna follow?

Into the hollow
Into the hollow


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"Into the Hollow" as written by Troy Dean Van Leeuwen Josh Homme

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    General CommentHey, I think it's not Avoir, Adieu but Au revoir, adieu.
    Cause au revoir means good bye and avoir means to have.
    Au revoir makes more sense, eh?

    Great song though, by the way :)
    BrokenBoxon January 04, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about oblivion. Both sexually and with drugs. He is impatient, unsatisfied and lonely - so why not go deep into erasing yourself as much as possible. "The Hollow" is a state where you can't remember or feel anymore, no matter how you get there. Loss of ego, loss of self.

    Musically the coolest thing QOTSA do is make hard metal music that somehow sounds quiet. Can't figure out if it's the arrangement, the production, or just his voice having more melody and tenor than your usual hard rock singer. But this song is crazy, turn it up as loud as you like and it still has this "quiet" thing
    interpretatoron January 09, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMaybe...a song alluding to him & the wife (Queen Bee to his Baby Duck) tying the knot? I know it's spelled hollow, but he could've changed one of the letters to make the meaning less obvious (changing "hallow" to "hollow"). Plus hollow and follow rhyme better. Just a theory...

    Definition of HALLOW
    transitive verb
    1 : to make holy or set apart for holy use
    2 : to respect greatly : venerate

    Synonyms: consecrate, bless, sacralize, sanctify
    cystermisterieon May 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about not being afraid. To see things with another perspective, "I live behind my eyes". We're all gonna die so what's the fuckin difference if you do something that you're not supposed to do. "A fool believes he's clever" And a fool doesnt do stuff. Queens are all about doing stuff. Check out the website "do stuff" and all that. Amazing idea
    robbantheshiton July 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about getting what you want. It doesn't matter that she's are already done everything you want, but the true test of love (or ludicrous) is to go into hollow with you. Stupid bitch doesn't know in what she stumbled into, so lets see how far can too far go... I know I'm wrong, just gotta to get it out.. Sorry... I don't go alone into hollow
    Foodforweakon August 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought this song was about getting stoned.
    He's got so much going on that he can't deal with and he wants to run away to somewhere he knows is safe. Like taking the easy way out. Even without the getting high part it still works.
    grapesoda865on June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, cool little guitar riff. I think its about going where your not supposed to go. Possibly death?
    Monkeywrench74on June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's alone but he doesn't want to be. He breaks things and then moves on. He's not as clever as he thought he was.

    The first couple of songs on this disc are about being different and taking risks, (I thought) and this is about this same person moving on to 'the hollow' or becoming hollow. (i.e. fake or empty) He's got nothing for himself because he's different and because he takes risks so that's what's motivating him to do whatever it is.
    SuperMutanton June 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with supermutant. i think he was alone for a long time, and now he wants to move on, but he´s a bit afraid (maybe) and doesn´t want to go alone... but maybe you´re right with fuckin´, a lot of qótsa songs are about this..
    twiggy moeon September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have two versions of this
    i dno wich is the album version
    ones like softer
    MassToolfanon March 08, 2008   Link

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