"Hurricane" as written by Florence Leontine Mary Welch and Francis Eg White....
All the places we grew up,
We're playing hide and seek,
Disappearing wall when you'll sleep

Is it something we gotta get used to?
Is it something we gotta get used to? whoa.

Hurricane.
Oh hurricane.

All the millions that we marched with
It never made a sound, never made a sound on your lips.

Is it something we gotta get used to?
But we're not giving up the coastline so easily.

Oh hurricane.
Oh hurricane.

I don't wanna run,
I've been here since I was young
Whoa this city day could be gone within the hour.

Oh hurricane, what you gonna do to us this time?
Oh hurricane, what you gonna do to us this time?

Oh hurricane!

Is it something we gotta get used to?
And it's something we gotta get used to..
And we're not giving up the coastline so easily.
And it's something we gotta get used to..
And we're not giving up the coastline so easily.

Oh hurricane!


Lyrics submitted by ridicularious

"Hurricane" as written by Francis Eg White Florence Leontine Mary Welch

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Hurricane song meanings
Add your thoughts

12 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentAn amazing song.

    Correction:
    "Whoa this city day could be gone within the hour." is actually "What we see today could be gone within the hour."
    MasterGraceyon July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIndeed it is an amazing song, I really cant wait for the album!
    hamfruitcakeon August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout global warming maybe? "we're not giving up the coastline so easily" - a reference to rising sea levels, and the fact that people have finally woken up and started trying to do something about it. also "what you see today could be gone within the hour" - pretty self explanatory. i dont like athlete, but this is a really cool tune, i cant stop humming it
    SamuelHWon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Disappearing WHILE WE ALL sleep"

    thats what im hearing.
    RobTheFantasticon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSamuelHW - I think you're right about the song being about global warming... and even about events like, and including, Hurricane Katrina.
    MasterGraceyon September 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe songs ever so catchy!
    I sing it all the time.. sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it,
    amazing stuff just like the whole album!
    NixiVonGrimmon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the part where hes like "we're not giving up the coastline so easily" i mean it just gives me this picture of ppl coming together and not letting a hurricane(yeah i think its abt katrina and incidentally all the other ones that are hitting now) take over without a fight...ok so theres not a lot you can do when mother nature strikes, but i love the imageray
    smileyface29on September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally i think that hurricane is life and how it goes changing everything and by the coastline he means his personal boarders and his rights ...
    psynumbon December 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kinda agree with psynumb. I think that it's talking about how life can come at you fast. You never know what's gonna happen, but no matter what, you have to push past and not let it get to you. It's something you have to get used to.
    p3fan27on December 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am going through an Orthodox conversion to Judaism. Unlike most religions, Judaism does not proselytize in the least bit. In fact, they actually dissuade converts. It is nearly impossible to convert to Judaism. What I am going through right now seems to be the meaning of this song to me. If there were no rewards to reap, I certainly would have walked away by now. This tedious path I HAVE CHOSEN here. I (should have?) would have walked away by now. But I simply can not walk away from something I believe so strongly in. I must be patient, wait it out, and the powers that be have my life in their hands, and I must trust in G-d and that fact.
    mokrunkaon December 30, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain