How this feels like a floating
For the physical form you crave
And the gentle reminders
Hovering still the same
For the curative portion
The dysthymic of bold and blue
You are softened and hollow
Reflecting this winter hue
Wounded head you will be fine
Your weary legs will hold you in time
So you open the window
Wipe the grey from your salted eyes
Feel the string that once broken
Mended and slowly tied
Hope for remedies comfort
For the listless and looming moon
And the ghost of your father
Follow you home no more
Let water run through
Won't you open your eyes
Let water run through


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Wounded Head song meanings
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    General CommentI'm not sure who this is about, but I think that this woman was abused by her father. Shes thin and frail, and bruised (bold and blue). She is obviously not doing very well and filled with the memories of how he treated her. Something must have just happened to him (ghost of your father/follow you home no more) and William is telling her its all over now, cry- let it out and you'll eventually heal.
    Beautiful song. William mentioned that the difference between this album and his past albums is that Gold In the Shadow is about healing, and Wounded Head definitely reflects that.
    mixtape22on March 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationSo in general it seems like this song is an encouragement that things will be better. William may be writing this to himself or to someone else. I know he has written about his father in the past which is why the line about "the ghost of your father" makes me think it could also be to himself.
    The wounded head is addressed as it's own entity which also makes me believe it could be a song to himself.
    To me it seems like he is reassuring himself even though his head may be wounded with scars of his past they will heal and "your weary legs will hold you with time."
    bigstew1724on March 27, 2012   Link

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