"Spring Hall Convert" as written by and Bradford Cox....
So I woke up
In a radio freeze
Occupied by a couple of girls
I knew from
Way back when, where
Oh, I had my face like the ocean
So I’d radiate but
Too much radiation
I walk around like a walker
And like a walker
Always choosing where to go
And where to be

Radiation

Too much radiation

So long loneliness

So far from home


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    General CommentFrom the Deerhunter blog:

    (When I was sixteen I was hospitalized for extensive surgeries on my chest ribs and back because of marfan's. That entire summer was like completley erased. I was in a coma for a couple of weeks. I got to really understand what its like to not be well. I've always sort of understood, growing up with marfan's, but this was hardcore shit. I wrote this song transposing this high school acid trip where i saw my two best friends back then, Sarah and Chrissy, bathed in this golden spring light in the hallway of my highschool and felt really close to them, like we were sisters. I always felt genderless around them. I actually took a photo of them in that hallway that day which i will find and upload. If the song could be captured visually, this photo would be it. Anyways, I was trying to transpose the concepts of illness (in this case I was writing from the perspective of someone going in and out of conciousness during chemotherapy, and how they would miss their friends, their past experiences, and anything that reminded them of normalcy, or a time before misery. Nostalgia as anesthetic)
    craiiigon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta sad and beautiful song. I love the "swish swish" noises.
    flex.on July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the beginning lyrics of this song (so i woke up...) serve to show the listener that the beginning "drone" section of the album is about to end and the listener will wake up to a new, more poppy section.

    Also, i have seen the photo this song is based off of, and it makes total sense when viewed while listening to the song.
    makingbedson February 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish my experiences of life involving drug usages could be expressed this beautifully...
    easyion April 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere's the photograph.
    deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com/2007/07/…
    hiscozzeseon September 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Looking at that picture and listening to this song, quite an experience.
    ToB_NarooNon October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRadio freeze? I always thought he sang "So I woke up in a raid - freeze" (like someone saying "freeze" to someone.. you get it)
    ESSPLODEon March 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRadio freeze? I always thought he sang "So I woke up in a raid - freeze" (like someone saying "freeze" to someone.. you get it)
    ESSPLODEon March 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRadio freeze? I always thought he sang "So I woke up in a raid - freeze" (like someone saying "freeze" to someone.. you get it)
    ESSPLODEon March 17, 2010   Link
  • -1
    TranslationThis song is about sex with two girls - specifically oral sex. Face like the ocean, and sshhhhhhhhhhh - that would be the getting wet part/orgasm. Radiation is the way they shudder on him. Then he walks - searching, in a daze and deep in thought. Spring Hall Convert - has to do with his sexual orientation. BC is a very talented writer. Enjoy.
    DeepGreenon May 10, 2013   Link

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