"Behold the Hurricane" as written by and Brian Fallon....
I'm in love with the night
Every breath of this house creaking
I'm familiar with the cold and the windows and the doors
And the sound of my heart beating
Beating in and out of time

And it's such a shame
I heard the wind say this morning
Be still my heart
I age by years at the mention of your name
What a pity this season
You remember me, my lover
I don't recognize myself
I'm not the man you love
Behold the hurricane
Behold the hurricane

I walk around these empty rooms
We once moved like the morning
Silhouettes they haunt this house
Like a memory haunts me now
As if it were a dream
As if it were a dream

And it's such a shame
I heard the wind say this morning
Be still my heart
I age by years at the mention of your name
What a pity this season
You remember me, my lover
I don't recognize myself
I'm not the man you love
Behold the hurricane
Behold the hurricane

I heard the moon has visions of her nightly
I heard the mighty rivers cry out her
I saw the heaven and the earth
I saw the heavens and the earth cry alone to you

And it's such a shame
I heard the wind say this morning
Be still my heart
I age by years at the mention of your name
What a pity this season
You remember me, my lover
I don't recognize myself
I'm not the man you love
Behold the hurricane
Behold the hurricane


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"Behold the Hurricane" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General CommentHonestly, in my opinion this song I feel has a double meaning. The lyrics reflect on a past relationship with a serious couple who lived together and she is no longer around. The man walks around his cold, empty house, where he and his ex once "once moved like the morning" seeing silhouettes that make him uneasy and feel as if the past and their time together was a dream. But the chorus to me reflects positive winds of change. He's starting to get over the break up. It's such a shame, but he's telling his heart to slow down and relax. The memories of her still are painful but he doesn't recognize himself in that he's no longer than man she loved. The winds of change (behold the hurricane) are starting to change him. He is no longer the man she loved, he is a different person, and sure winds of change can be scary and destructive like a hurricane; but I feel that the song precedes good things to come.
    TGA4Lon January 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe end:

    "at the door the leaves had fallen
    suddenly i realized that you were gone
    suddenly i realize that you were gone"
    coldcoldethylon September 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a sad song about a man who's life is falling apart and he doesn't know where to turn. The film that goes with it can be found on The Horrible Crowes' website.
    thatsnotthewayitgoeson October 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I don't recognize myself
    I'm not the man you love
    Behold the hurricane" - I've got a feeling he's referring to to that quote by Haruki Murakami - “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” or it might just be a coincidence, but either way I think the "hurricane" refers to his lover and now he's left to deal with the wreckage.
    Truly one of the best tracks on Elsie.

    ThisisAger13on March 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what the words are at the end of the song?
    YourLoversWereLiarson September 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"When all the lines are drawn,
    and the leaves have fallen.
    Suddenly I realized that you were gone,
    suddenly I realized that you were gone."
    GODReapeRon September 21, 2011   Link

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