"2 O'Clock" as written by and Kaki King....
2 O'Clock you're still sleeping
When you wake up you'll be in such pain.
And I wait with the plate, piled high with my love
That you wont eat from

Love, you think you can contain me
But the future is already known
We give up our rest, and the best of us though
We'd be better off alone

There's no need to be so terrible
When you know I would do anything for you
This is so laughable, whatever happened to
Knowing that this was forever.
File off the sharpness of feelings so
I'll be protected from all of your evil
When you come round my love, I'll be gone, finally done
Never to come to your rescue.


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"2 O'Clock" as written by Kaki King

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    General Commentthis might be my favorite song of hers. such simple lyrics, and yet they resonate so profoundly with sincere and intense emotions... a song of foolish mistakes, and reactions to the hurt that they caused. the intentions of both parties were pure, wanting to show their love for each other and failing because of immaturity of one or both. yet they tried with all their might to hold onto control and each other in order to make up for it, only to realize that it is impossible because there is too much pain from their mistakes, and they couldn't force what needed to come naturally. this song is the singer's last attempt at reaching out to his/her lover before leaving, because it feels hopeless, that the lover has been pushed too far away, that trust has been destroyed... it seems they have been damaged beyond repair. the rejection and destruction of hopes is too much for the singer to take, and the song is in a very defensive tone. it has somewhat of a "sour-grapes" attitude. none of the singer's mistakes are acknowledged.

    "i wait with a plate piled high with my love that you won't eat from"

    "love you think you can contain me, but the future is already known"

    "we give up our rest and the best of us though we'd be better off alone"

    "this is so laughable, whatever happened to knowing that this was forever"

    "file off the sharpness of feelings so i'll be protected from all of your evil"

    "i'll be gone, finally done, never to come to your rescue"


    god... i miss him so fucking much.
    kumugenzobion July 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this yet. One of my favourites off of her new album...

    I think this song is about unrequited love; the singer loves this person but the person isn't interested (and I wait with the plate, piled high with my love / that you won't eat from).

    However, the singer isn't going to wait forever (love, you think you can contain me) even if it means being alone. The singer either isn't appreciated or has been harshly rejected by the person they love; they no longer see the point in waiting even though they love the person very much (there's no need to be so terrible/when you know I would do anything for you).

    The line "this is so laughable whatever happened to / knowing that this was forever" implies that maybe they had had a relationship prior and it's being broken off, and that it wasn't a very clean breakup. (File off the sharpness of feelings so / I'll be protected from all of your evil).

    Despite the pain that the singer is going through, he or she still loves this person. However, they know that love =/= slavery and abuse. They refuse to wait around for this person to "come round". They're leaving, and for good.

    Such a loaded song...I find comfort in it though.
    auelkuon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just read about this in an online article...this is supposed to be about Kaki King from the perspective of her ex-girlfriend. the artist was staying up late every night and sleeping until the afternoon, when she would get horrible stomachaches and be unable to eat the food her girlfriend made her. The song is a way of acknowledging the mistakes made in a relationship that ended.
    cehsogreenon March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat tunee.
    haha
    JoeyMcChipmunkon May 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit a very intersting song because it is about persective...seeing from anothers eyes.

    seeing the mistakes and failures that have finally driven one away.
    goalie271990on July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFantastic just Great!
    ruffianangelinaon July 18, 2009   Link

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