"Quarry Hymns" as written by and Elizabeth Powell....
Leave it on the hottest day
To sink this quarry under
What the murder on the pride would bring
Lion, crow, your kingdom
Loaded in the stoned heart
I couldn't keep the woods in you
You had to learn about the hardest things
The softest side would leave you
And on days like this
I could take apart my window
So let down, I been so let down

How deep is the hole I feel I'm in?
Seen a lot of lights and done a lot with it

In the least of the lighted
Eyes was on a roll
And the deep and the sweet hearth
Couldn't keep the word in you
You can draw it in and draw it back
Pull the best behind you
You wanna leave I got it back
You can draw it in a draw it back

How deep is this hole I feel I'm in?
Seen a lot of lights and done a lot with them
How deep is this soul I feel I'm in?
Seen a lot of lights and done a lot with them

Lately little love could call
And get in my way
Maybe we could draw this out
Of our dark display

How deep is this soul I feel I'm in?
Seen a lot of lights and done a lot within
How deep is this hole I feel I'm in?
Seen a lot of lights and done a lot within


Lyrics submitted by phorty40, edited by schramm

"Quarry Hymns" as written by Elizabeth Powell

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  • +2
    My Interpretation
    //Leave it on the hottest day
    To sink this quarry under//

    To sink a quarry means to take down a victim from what it seems in this context.

    //What the murder on the pride would bring
    Lion, crow, your kingdom
    Loaded in the stone heart
    I couldn't keep the woods in you//

    The man she loves has a cold heart, someone who she knows is murderous in an emotional sense, and will probably some how victimize her heart. He has the "woods in him" or he is dangerous for her. The "pride" here could be symbolic of the girl, the man's family, whatever else that belongs to the man; he is committing some sort of an act that is harming the "pride".

    //You had to learn about the hardest things
    The softest side would leave you//

    //And on days like these
    I could take apart my window
    So let down
    I was so let down//

    (chorus):
    //How deep is this soul I feel I'm in?
    Seen a lot of light and done a lot with it
    How deep is this hole I feel I'm in?
    Seen a lot of light and done a lot with it//

    She is into him still, he still feels his soul and wonder how far in she is in to retract her heart out of the "woods".

    ... Just my interpretation of the first part, don't know about the rest!
    LesBovineEyeson December 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI finally got my Cloak+Cipher vinyl in, and SURPRISE SURPRISE.......it comes with lyrics! Lizzie Powell is finally shedding light on the mystery.

    So, these are definitely the corrected lyrics:

    Leave it on the hottest day
    To sink this quarry under
    What the murder on the pride would bring
    Lion, crow, your kingdom
    Loaded in the stone heart
    I couldn't keep the woods in you
    You had to learn about the hardest things
    The softest side would leave you

    And on days like these
    I could take apart my window
    So let down
    I was so let down

    (chorus):
    How deep is this soul I feel I'm in?
    Seen a lot of light and done a lot with it
    How deep is this hole I feel I'm in?
    Seen a lot of light and done a lot with it

    In the least of the lighted
    Eyes was on a roll
    And the deep and the sweet hearth
    Couldn't keep the word in you
    You can draw it in and draw it back
    Pull the past behind you
    You wanna leave I got it back
    You can draw it in and draw it back

    (chorus x1)

    Lately little love could call
    And get in my way
    Maybe we could draw this out
    of our dark display (x2)

    (chorus x1)
    somekindofprowesson September 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's "How deep is this hole I feel I'm in?"
    gonzologicon June 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the part that reads,

    'How deep is this soul I feel I'm in?
    Seen a lot of light and done a lot with it
    How deep is this hole I feel I'm in?
    Seen a lot of light and done a lot with it'

    means that she has seen a lot of light or hope, in his heart, that he can be right for her and she's done the best she can to use that. Yet, she is deep inside and can't seem to get out of it because she still loves him, regardless how cruel his actions.
    mzcrazyface16on October 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the chorus is
    "how deep is this hole, I feel I'm in?
    seen lights out
    don't go out with them."

    she is hard to understand, but man this song is so amazing.
    LoudLaughteron August 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo what's the song about? I can't seem to interpret any of it...
    t3romon September 28, 2010   Link

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