There was no connecting my actions with words
In the bright sunlight, the movement of birds
The car ride home, was blinded again
The light would not focus the light would not bend
There's no use calling I know what you'd say
Over and over it ended today
Worlds lost their meaning and could not explain
Why the subject was always just out of frame

I was sixteen
I lived on Hazel Street
Protect me from the scene
And guide me with your heat

Ice forms in sheets
There melting in the street


Lyrics submitted by Fuchi900, edited by DashT

Hazel St. song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentA little bit after I posted these lyrics Deerhunter released the official version on their blog.

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    There was no connecting my actions with words
    In the bright sunlight, the movement of birds
    The car ride home, was blinded again
    The light would not focus the light would not bend
    There’s no use calling I know what you’d say
    Over and over it ended today
    Worlds lost their meaning and could not explain
    Why the subject was always just out of frame

    I was sixteen
    I lived on Hazel Street
    Protect me from the scene
    And guide me with your heat

    Ice forms in sheets
    There melting in the street
    -----
    Fuchi900on August 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo craiiig: these are the Hazel St. lyrics, not Strange Lights.

    Amazing song here, though
    Aoshieon October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom the Deerhunter blog again:

    (the music for strange lights was written entireley by lockett, who told me about a dream he had in which he and i and our friend walked into the sun together, knowing it was going to kill us, but we did it anyway just to be doing something together i guess. I think of this as an unrequited homoerotic lovesong from me to someone else. Its very complicated. It's mainly about brotherhood or friendship. It's about companionship, and facing uncertainty with someone to share it with. Pretty sentimental stuff but its the product of our interpersonal relationships and stuff and is really meant to be sincere.)
    craiiigon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom the Deerhunter blog again:

    (the music for strange lights was written entireley by lockett, who told me about a dream he had in which he and i and our friend walked into the sun together, knowing it was going to kill us, but we did it anyway just to be doing something together i guess. I think of this as an unrequited homoerotic lovesong from me to someone else. Its very complicated. It's mainly about brotherhood or friendship. It's about companionship, and facing uncertainty with someone to share it with. Pretty sentimental stuff but its the product of our interpersonal relationships and stuff and is really meant to be sincere.)
    craiiigon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBradford says this song is like a fantasy of what he wishes his life was like when he was 16, seeing as his actual time spent when sixteen was in a childrens hospital, missing out on his youth. I find this song and the song "Wash Off" closely tied together. Both of them repeat "I was 16" over and over again, the difference being "Wash Off" suggests a sort of dystopian realistic version of his teenagedom, rather than this hollywood-esque scene painted in the lyrics to "Hazel St."
    Brad Stengelon February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a glorious song; his vocals have such an ethereal quality on this track.
    A_Raging_Bullon September 05, 2009   Link

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