Back to when I was born on a full moon,
I nearly split my mama in two,
While she held me proud I had the thought:
Well, there's no one more beautiful than you.
Ahhhhh ahhhhhhh
And you’re the kindlin’ still that burns below my heart,
And you’re the hooves that lead me through the forest.
Ahhhhh ahhhhhhh
And you’re the kindlin’ still that burns below my heart,
You’re the memory now that lives across the world,
While the wind howls low and tries to steal my hours,
You’re the hooves that lead me through the forest.

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Hooves song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentWow you listened to this song and that's all you could think of?
    This song is the best by them. It was even better live
    DiePolizeion August 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAm I the only one who noticed that he says when he was BORN he almost split his mom in two? Clearly a reference to the pain of giving birth. This song is basically about how much he loves his mom and how she gives him strength to venture through life.
    Sablepawson November 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful..
    solitary walkeron August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song about how we should all love our mothers.
    chuckles1992on September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't really think that it's meant this way, but it almost smacks of an Electra type complex where the son is a little TOO into his mother. The first lines about splitting her in two do seem to reference the genital thing, but I think if you look at it a little deeper, it's contrasted with imagery of nature. So, it could be a giant metaphor like man vs. nature, we love it deep down but we almost "split it into two". Since Bowerbirds are so into natural imagery and the environment, the second explanation seems more plausible.
    asSTARSfallxon October 08, 2009   Link

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