"Shout Me Out" as written by and Jaleel Bunton Kyp Malone....
Soul, cast me out
So I can feel it in another way
I won't talk about
Whoa, passenger's hide
If I can feed it for another day
It might run me dry

I know the seasons evolve to a freeze
Putting hearts in the balance here
It's up to your knees
And it's shifting degrees
And it's choking your atmosphere

Soul, wind me out
So I can feel it in another way
They won't talk about
Whoa, massacre sides
Distant figure in a photograph
Another eye

I know your reason is stout
And your freedoms dissolved in your passion dear
It's burning your eyes and it's killing your mind
And it's poking your atmosphere
But should you find it obscene in that gray
All dramatic series young hearts say

Lord, if you've got loss
Come on, shout me out


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"Shout Me Out" as written by David Andrew Sitek Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe

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    My InterpretationThe song is following the narrator's experience watching the person they love in a relationship with someone else, most likely a mutual friend. Then the eventual demise of said relationship.

    "Storm, cast me out
    So I can feel it in another way
    I won't talk about
    Warm passenger's high
    If I could feel it for another day
    It might run me dry"

    Narrator is hanging out with the person they love, and that persons lover. Probably in a car or maybe a school bus (if this is a childhood love story). The narrator doesn't like the way it makes him/her feel, and is becoming emotionally drained (dry).

    "I know the season's evolved to freeze
    Putting hearts in the balance here
    It's up to your knees and it's shifting
    Degrees and it's choking
    Your atmosphere"

    The relationship is showing signs of trouble, and the narrator is concerned for the affect it's having on the person he/she loves.

    "Storm, wind me out
    So I can feel it in another way
    They won't talk about
    Worn masochist's sigh
    A distant figure in a photograph
    Another eye"

    Narrator continues to hide they way they feel, not wanting other people to know. I'm guessing he/she is the "distant figure" hiding in the background.

    "I know your reason is stalled
    And your freedoms dissolved
    In your passion dear
    It's burning your eyes and it's
    Killing your mind
    And it's broken your atmosphere
    But should you find it
    Obscene in that grey
    Old dramatics hear a young heart say
    Lord if you've got lungs
    C'mon shout me out"

    At this point the friend's relationship is over, and the narrator's love interest is heartbroken. The narrator is letting them know that he/she is here for them. Maybe as a friend, maybe as a lover.

    "I know freeze has unthawed
    And it's putting your love into
    Action dear
    It's off in the breeze and it's
    Shifting degrees
    And it's opened your atmosphere
    So should you decide it's
    Obscene in that grey
    Old dramatics hear a young heart say
    Lord if you've got lungs
    C'mon shout me out"

    Time has passed and the narrator's love interest is back the dating game. The narrator again reminds them that he/she is here for them if/when they decide stop dating around and love the narrator back.
    ncogneatoon November 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want to know what u all think because I cant seem to get a grip on what this song means. I was thinking a moral problem with sex without love? Anyone think I might be on to something or am I way off.
    radioheadfanon October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like it should be...

    "Storm, cast me out"
    "Warn, passengers hide"
    "and it's broken your atmosphere"
    "Lord, if you've got lungs, come on, shout me out"

    Also, this chunk seems to be missing:

    "I know the freeze hasn't thawed
    and it's putting your love into action, dear
    It's off in the breeze and it's shifting degrees
    and it's opened your atmosphere"

    I can't find any official lyrics, can anyone confirm?
    muteoffon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOfficial lyrics:
    (From the lyric booklet)

    Storm, cast me out
    So I can feel it in another way
    I won't talk about
    Warm passenger's high
    If I could feel it for another day
    It might run me dry

    I know the season's evolved to freeze
    Putting hearts in the balance here
    It's up to your knees and it's shifting
    Degrees and it's choking
    Your atmosphere

    Storm, wind me out
    So I can feel it in another way
    They won't talk about
    Worn masochist's sigh
    A distant figure in a photograph
    Another eye

    I know your reason is stalled
    And your freedoms dissolved
    In your passion dear
    It's burning your eyes and it's
    Killing your mind
    And it's broken your atmosphere
    But should you find it
    Obscene in that grey
    Old dramatics hear a young heart say
    Lord if you've got lungs
    C'mon shout me out

    I know freeze has unthawed
    And it's putting your love into
    Action dear
    It's off in the breeze and it's
    Shifting degrees
    And it's opened your atmosphere
    So should you decide it's
    Obscene in that grey
    Old dramatics hear a young heart say
    Lord if you've got lungs
    C'mon shout me out
    napoleonwrasseon October 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally beautiful song, one of my faves on dear science (or any of the albums). The lyrics seem a little impressionistic, but my interpretation is:

    The parts in which he is speaking to another person, the verses,
    I know the season's evolved to freeze . . .

    and from
    "I know your reason is stalled
    And your freedoms dissolved
    In your passion dear . . . " to the end

    seem to be directed towards someone who is choked/frozen with their own emotions, either from coming out of a bad relationship or other negative circumstances in her life. She's living in a confused/disappointed, emotionally "grey" state. But the singer cares about this person (either romantically or not), and is inviting her to move on with her life, open back up to the world, and (once she has) "shout him out"--he wants to reconnect with this person in a positive way again. And in the final verse, this other person seems to be moving towards that--she has "unthawed" and is capable of loving and being a happy person again.

    The first and third verses, in which the singer seems to be discussing his own state of mind are still a little ambiguous to me, though the impression I get is one of just general waiting around and malaise:

    Storm, cast me out
    So I can feel it in another way
    I won't talk about

    things are happening, he wants to have vivid experiences, but they still seem unimportant.

    Warm passenger's high
    If I could feel it for another day
    It might run me dry

    "passenger" makes me feel like he feels as if he's along for the ride rather than making his own progress, and this feeling of spinning his wheels (possibly waiting for the aforementioned other person to come around), is "running him dry"--wearing him out.

    So IMO, this song is about someone waiting for a good friend or desired lover to come out of an emotional funk and rejoin the world of the living (and the singer). thoughts?
    greatbigclippershipon November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I see the straight-forward meaning of getting a friend out of a "funk," whatever that "funk" may be.

    That being said, I'd like to playfully suggest that the song is about the singer getting himself out of a funk.

    "Storm, cast me out
    So I can feel it in another way"

    "Storm, wind me out
    So I can feel it in another way
    They won't talk about
    Worn masochist's sigh
    A distant figure in a photograph
    Another eye"

    These parts could mean he wants to dissociate from himself so he can think about his from an perspective not so attached.


    "Warm passenger's high
    If I could feel it for another day
    It might run me dry"

    When he dissociates from himself, he sees how great and comforting his "funk" is, but knows it is running him dry. At this point he's talking about himself from the 3rd and then 1st person even though its all viewed from the 3rd person.

    The other parts of the son are all talking to himself from his new perspective as he's able to help him get better.
    dkizzleon April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPitchfork says this song 'borrows well from Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall'"


    Can someone tell me exactly how? I don't see any lifted lyrics, and the choruses aren't really at all similar.

    Is pitchfork just full of shit, as usual?
    chickenpiggieson June 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of a hotboxed car, and everybody in it completely high out of their minds. ^_^
    tnbon September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about this persons spirit feeling drained and wanting God to "shout him out to show that he's even still with him. I also think the freeze that he speaks of is almost symbolic of a flow of love thats not being shown.
    TheNzaon September 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about planet Earth.
    mkjcknon May 04, 2011   Link

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