Thoughts seem to stumble out of my mouth
I can't seem to stop and talk to them
Fear tries, to pierce the armor of truth
Hollow point sniper hyperbole

I can't, seem
To follow a pendulum
And there must be organic cures for me
Report to base
Instrumental Case
Here's the map to my oubliette

Once more,
I'm flying with Brian my friend
Hold me,
Bonavista baby
Moose meat,
Neighboured a medley of beans
Screech me

I's the by that built the boat
I's the by that sailed her
I's the by the sunk the ship
You're the one that save me,
With love

You make me flow
You help me to grow
You make me glow
You help me to know


Lyrics submitted by NIQ702, edited by MHopkins88, Cappex

Hollow Point Sniper Hyperbole song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentcould it be about a good night out at the pub?
    patsun88on March 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch an amazing song
    ravin_13on March 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's awesome but...what the hell does it mean??
    sameerJONESon April 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPost-traumatic stress disorder therapy?
    wraton July 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe more I listen to it the more I love it.
    aidualcon August 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHere's the map to my oublie - oublie is French for forget.
    Flying with Brian my frere - frere is French for brother
    Bonavista is a fishing villiage in Newfoundland, Canada
    Screech is a rum like alcohol popular in the East Coast of Canada
    I's the by - this verse is a sea shanty
    cdngirlon October 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely Atlantic Canada related...mainly Newfoundland and Labrador (note they may be the same province but are NOT the same)... they love their screech and the word "by"... man...i miss Labrador :(
    DynamicK8on April 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is actually inspired by Ash and Jay's time up on the Rigs in Alberta and the Newfies they made friends with.
    tiki20on September 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLet's analyze the song title, "Hollow Point Sniper Hyperbole"...

    Hollow Point = A hollow-point bullet is an expanding bullet that has a pit or hollowed out shape in its tip, often intended to cause the bullet to expand upon entering a target - it's intended to cause maximum damage to a "target".

    Sniper = No explanation required...

    Hyperbole = The use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech.

    Now, let's think about this more closely. The song title isn't meant to be taken literally - it's a metaphor for someone being targeted by a "sniper" or a "person causing harm". The "sniper" could be a person spreading lies and harsh words about the "target" - hence the term "hyperbole". The nasty words or lies are meant to be the "hollow point bullet" and the person spouting the nastiness is the "sniper". Get it now?? This type of behavior is known as mobbing when it involves 2 or more people and causes the target to become hypervigilant which looks similar to schizophrenia - but it's artificial schizophrenia meaning that they aren't hearing voices but experience similar symptoms (can't follow a pendulum, disconnected thoughts due to psychological trauma).
    HyperVon August 19, 2013   Link

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