"Hermit the Frog" as written by and Marina Diamandis....
Yeah I feel I'm bordered down
Whenever he's around
I put on the frown of frowns
And melt slowly to the ground

Yeah I feel it coming on
When I've been static for too long
And an explosion comes in time
Before I go and cross the line
Oh yeah, I go and cross the line

Think before you blurt
Out the words you say to hurt
Coz next week you'll be

They say you used to be so kind
I never knew you had such a dirty mind
Well, I went to the doctors believing
The devil had control over me
I was finding it hard to breath and
Finding it hard to fight the feeling

That my heart just burst like a glass balloon
And that it fly too high and shattered too soon
I was the wrong damn girl in the wrong damn room
I broke my glass balloon
I let go of my glass balloon

Oh oh oh

They call him Hermit the Frog
He's looking for a dog
Did you find a bitch in me
Oh you're a abominable socially
You're just a little bit too much like me

Think before you blurt
Out the words you say to hurt
Coz last week I was so
But now it'll be you

Says you used to be so kind
Well baby I give you your dirty mind
I wanna tell you a secret
You can take your double standard love and keep it
I can't help the devil likes to make my heart a double bed
I can't help he sometimes like to come and rest his little head

Well my heart just burst like a glass balloon
We let them fly too high and they shattered too soon
They'll be the wrong damn people in the wrong damn room
We broke our glass balloons
We let go of their glass balloons
We broke our glass balloons
Let go of my glass balloon


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"Hermit the Frog" as written by Marina Diamandis

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  • +7
    Lyric CorrectionYeah I feel I'm watered down
    Whenever he's around
    I put on the crown of clowns
    And melt slowly to the ground

    Yeah I feel it coming on
    When I've been static for too long
    And an explosion comes in time
    Before I go and cross the line

    They say you used to be so kind
    I never knew you had such a dirty mind
    Well, I went to the doctors believing
    The devil had control over me
    I was finding it hard to breath and
    Finding it hard to fight the feeling

    When my heart just burst like a glass balloon
    And let it fly too high and it shattered too soon
    I was the wrong damn girl in the wrong damn room
    I broke my glass balloon
    I let go of my glass balloon

    Oh oh oh

    They call him Hermit the Frog
    He's looking for a dog
    Did you find your bitch in me
    Oh you're abominable socially
    You're just a little bit too much like me

    She says you used to be so kind
    Well baby I give you your dirty mind
    Well I, I wanna tell you a secret
    You can take your double standard love and keep it
    I can't help the devil likes to make my heart a double bed
    And I can't help he sometimes like to come and rest his little head

    When my heart just burst like a glass balloon
    And let it fly too high and it shattered too soon
    I was the wrong damn girl in the wrong damn room
    I broke my glass balloon
    I let go of my glass balloon

    Oh my heart just burst like a glass balloon
    We let them fly too high and they shattered too soon
    Are we the wrong damn people in the wrong damn room
    We broke our glass balloons
    We let go of their glass balloons
    We broke our glass balloon
    Let go of my glass balloon
    frenzydiamondson April 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi feel like this song is about how she likes a guy who is basically just a scumbag. like she's talking about his double standards and asking him if he found a bitch in her. but she's also saying that the devil likes to make her heart a double bed, so like her and the guy. and also she always is mentioning the devil so its like she knows that hes a horrible person but some evil force is compelling her to like him despite his not-so-redeeming qualities. and "glass balloon" is really just her heart.

    thats what i think anyways... i'm no good at this analyzing stuff :(
    sappire999on July 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love the meaning of this song. Also, when someone is going through a heartbreak or someone who thinks that a guy/girl was their everything but ending up being nothing but mean to them.
    Some people fall in love with others easy, even if they want to help it they can't. Because simply, you can't help who you love.
    Most of the time, the other doesn't feel the same and that's where the chorus comes in.
    "Well, my heart just burst like a glass balloon,
    I let it fly too high and it shattered too soon.
    I was the wrong damn girl, in the wrong damn room,
    I broke my glass balloon, I let go of my glass balloon."
    I love the metaphors. She's saying her heart is fragile and she let's, and can't help, herself fall in love. And when you're in love, if they don't come out and say they don't feel the same. You have hope and positivity. So when they say they don't feel the same, it breaks.
    She's saying she gets hurt and falls in love easy.
    hollaaaaaaon June 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song clearly represents her issues with mental health and mental instability.when she says " I went to the doctor believing the devil had control over me" she talks about her own mental problems she might have had.I don`t know too much about her private life but for me this is the interpretation making the most sense. when she talks about the "glass balloon" she means her psyche and how she maybe let herself go to far away partying, doing drugs or whatever and how it crashed then.I think its plausible that with hermit she means either the devil or her mental illness.
    oloveron March 09, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi think the song is about jealousy.

    basically she likes a guy and he at some point corresponded it, but soon he traded her for another girl (kind of explicit in the demo version when she says "Think before you blurt out the words you say to her/Because next week you'll be over her").

    she still has feelings for him and whenever he's with the other girl she feels extremely jealous and she can't control it and that makes her feel weak. people around her noticed she was acting weird, maybe getting sad or angry for "apparently no reason" (obviously it was the jealousy consuming her), and since she's often portrayed as a good and kind girl, they started saying ("you used to be so kind/
    I never knew you had such a dirty mind").

    she went to the doctor, probably a psychiatrist, because she was having all these bad thoughts she never had before and it felt like the devil had possessed her. she used to have control over her bad thoughts and feelings but now she can't help but be extremely jealous over this girl ("Finding it hard to fight the feeling")

    she gave all her heart to the guy and he left her sooner than she expected. she previously knew the guy and must've seen this girl coming, but she still had hopes that he'd fall for her and gave it all to him (notices how she blames herself for her broken-heart "I broke my glass balloon/I let go of my glass balloon")

    he's a loner and he "was looking for a dog" = somebody to play with. she wonders if he found his "bitch" in her because she feels like he played with her feelings. she says she's loner just like him, implying she has a lot more in common with him than this other girl.

    the other girl is proud of making her jealous and brags that around ("you used to be so kind/Well baby I give you your dirty mind"). marina says that logically he should love/like her more than this other girl, because they knew each other for a long time and this girl just appeared out of the blue. she's become sassy and telling people (maybe the guy?) things she shouldn't about this girl and she can't help it because "the devil" (jealousy) has control of her heart.

    at the end, she kind of gives us advice. the chances of having a "sooner" heart-break and losing control of our feelings are higher if we give ourselves to someone all at once :-)
    selesgoon March 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*watered down
    *crown of clowns
    *ecstatic...above all things, I think lyric-interpreter heard a different version than that on the album.

    no one's yet commented on this piece of brilliance?
    clearly about someone who falls for a bastard who only uses for sex, or something else which deprives values.

    glass balloon - I think it's the fragility of love or what-you-yourself-would-call-it, that precarious feeling you feel for someone...great analogy.
    AlecsPenon February 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song, my favoite on the album
    Hippolytaon March 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis. Song. Is. Genius.

    I agree with AlecsPen
    Mayeraregreaton May 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor some reason i relate to this song.
    erakatsuon August 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wonder, if "hermit the frog" is a person, the music business or patriarchal society generaly
    leahleahleahon December 16, 2010   Link

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