"I Can Feel a Hot One" as written by Andy Hull....
I could feel a hot one taking me down
For a moment, I could feel the force
Fainted to the point of tears
And you were holding on to make a point
What's the point?

I'm but a clean man, stable and alone man
Make it so I won't have to try
The faces always stay the same
So I face the fact that I'm just fine
I said that I'm just fine

I remember, head down
After you had found out
Manna is a hell of a drug
I need a little more, I think
Because enough is never quite enough
What's enough?

I took it like a grown man crying on the pavement
Hoping you would show your face
I haven't heard a thing you've said
In at least a couple hundred days
What'd you say?

I was in the front seat, shaking it out
And I was asking if you felt alright
I never want to hear the truth
I want to hear your voice, it sounded fine
My voice, it sounded fine

I could feel my heartbeat taking me down
And for the moment, I would sleep alright
I'm dealing with a selfish fear
To keep me up another restless night
Another restless night

The blood was dry, it was sober
The feeling of audible cracks
And I could tell it was over
From the curtains that hung from your neck

And I realized that then you were perfect
And my teeth ripping out of my head
And it looked like a painting I once knew
Back when my thoughts weren't entirely intact

To pray for what I thought were angels
Ended up being ambulances
And the Lord showed me dreams of my daughter
She was crying inside your stomach

And I felt love again


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"I Can Feel a Hot One" as written by Andy Hull

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  • +5
    General CommentLETS END THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL. All it took was a Google search:

    "the standout "I Can Feel a Hot One," the singer recalls a dream involving a car crash that takes his wife's life.

    "The way that song is written is, in the first half I'm basically just describing touring and kind of my relationship with God and my wife," he explains. "And the end is about this dream I had about us being in the van and getting sideswiped and hit by a huge truck. I dreamed my wife was pregnant at the time and I lost her. But this life was inside her, and in some weird way I was able to celebrate that there was some new life coming with one ending." "


    THERE. It was ALLL a dream.

    soonstaron March 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a car crash.


    "I was in the front seat, shaking it out
    And I was asking if you felt alright
    I never want to hear the truth
    I want to hear your voice, it sounded fine
    My voice, it sounded fine"

    That's after the crash. He's in the front seat shaking off what just happened. He wants to hear her voice, and the line "I never want to hear the truth" implies he knows something is wrong, he just refuses to accept it.


    "I took it like a grown man crying on the pavement
    Hoping you would show your face
    But I haven't heard a thing you've said
    In at least a couple hundred days
    What'd you say?"


    He's sitting on the pavement grieving her death longing to see her walk out of the car.


    "To pray for what I thought were angels
    Ended up being ambulances
    And the Lord showed me dreams of my daughter
    She was crying inside your stomach"

    I'm guessing with that line he died as well. Now they're both together in "heaven" with god.

    And some more lines that fit in with the crash:

    "The blood was dry, it was sober"

    "For a moment, I could feel the force
    Fainted to the point of tears"

    "Manna is a hell of a drug
    And I need a little more, I think
    Because enough is never quite enough"
    Evil013on September 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI bought the CD, at a store, I know it's crazy, and it came with a lyric book. I checked over the lyrics and these were thee only three lines that were wrong. Manna was a hell of a drug is actually in huge print compared to everything else.

    your blood was dry, it was sober

    And I realized it then you were perfect

    Back when my thoughts were not Tire leak intact
    duckman121on January 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correction"And I realized it then, you were perfect"*
    ambermistyon June 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalot of machester orchestra songs have allusions to god and what i see as their relationship to him. manna is symbolic of a gift from god. he lost his gift from god, and is suffering(going through withdrawl) because of it.
    thefutileon September 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not sure, but I have a strange feeling it means this:

    It's about a guy who found something or someone and doesn't exactly know what to think what to feel. She stayed a little long 'to make a point' yet he never found out if it could be real or she was hesitant to let him know for sure. He has this feeling of always being alone, he's bummed yet pretends to hide behind an illusion of being fine...he's not

    The drug reference is only as important as saying that what is going through his head is heavy to deal with a little something could help take the edge off, because after that I see little reference to drugs anywhere else.

    He is caught with the burning restlessness of what this girl is doing, he wants her she wants him, but it's like shes leaving, or he is and he can't take it.
    "I took it like a grown man crying on the pavement
    Hoping you would show your face" right there explains it easily.
    Honestly think of a girl you met or a guy whatever your fancy and remember finding someone and feeling something special but having it have to end? He got attached, he fell in love and maybe he is finding it is not mutual or it is but half has to go and he will probably never have what he has with her or had with her again.

    The next part was talking about their last night...on the way home is she okay...like a guy always asks. Yet all he wanted to do is just hear her voice. That is a sign of fear of loss, like he may never hear it again. A girls voice...just conversation affects a man greater than anyone would ever admit.
    He can't sleep, he wants her, that selfishness he refers to is real. Think about how you act when you are about to loose something or never find out if you never had it...you want it even more...his heart is really heavy he is hurt. He is sober because of the feeling. Now it is over, the curtains I feel resemble the expression on her face more than clothes. It's like the last meeting is awkward, she needs to leave he wants her to stay she wishes she could but if they get caught up...it becomes even worse for both emotionally.
    "Back when my thoughts weren't entirely intact"
    He longs for feeling like he did. thoughts are never intact when you find love or affection.

    The end is tough one to prove it is more than a death of someone...again the whole song can be about a woman he was in love with and suddenly she dies, but I think that is the metaphor for what I've been saying. I think here is where he talks about wanting this relationship, instead he is given that but in a different manor. Angels are fine but to have one someone has got to die. Same Idea, to have love he has to realize that that what he has or had may be just what it was...there was the love and he may never have it again. The baby crying in the stomach is like the realizing that the fantasy of a more serious relationship is gone, she would not be the mother of his child.

    "And I felt love again"
    I think the last line is resolve, finally being able to deal with that space or it is the final kiss.

    So that is the way I see it, but I am only giving a interpretation of the song because that is how I read it.
    freebird44on September 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwallpapergate.com/data/media/1679/…


    Clearly what he means by Manna.
    JimmieNeverDieson March 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentspin.com/articles/… NEW VERSE

    Well I'm but a Captain
    Sailing on an old ship
    making the best of my time
    so i sing a little here and there
    but i can hardly rhyme, rhyme

    Seems to have little to do with a car crash, drugs, and other meanings we have found,
    sang before a live crowd might be just a little bonus
    who knows , its andy it could be anything
    GoState721on March 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this song is from the point of view of a father-to-be whose partner/ wife couldn't handle the thought of motherhood, or suffered pre-natal depression leading her to kill herself -
    "And I could tell it was over
    From the curtains that hung from your neck"

    The end of the song is somewhat hopeful, perhaps although the wife is dead, the paramedics saved the baby?

    "To pray for what I thought were angels
    Ended up being ambulances
    And the Lord showed me dreams of my daughter
    She was crying inside your stomach
    And I felt love again"


    im not sure, there could be so many meanings to this song, either way, it's beautiful.
    CollyStringsxon June 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningoh yeah, just to let you know, the comment i made below is just how i like to interpret the song, the song is actually about a breakdown lead singer Andy Hull had whilst on tour, as he explains in numerous interviews. The song is not actually about abortion.. or a car crash as some people think.
    CollyStringsxon June 11, 2009   Link

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