"Hell of a Season" as written by and Brian Joseph Burton Daniel Auerbach....
Even though
You don't know
You're reacting all along
What I see
Is killing me
You won't make it on your own

In this hell of a season
Give me more of a reason
To be with you
Be with you, yeah

Say you'll be better
I'll keep waiting forever
You know I do
Know I do, oh

Even though
I don't know
I'm pretending that I do
It's my curse
I can reverse
I'm still waiting here for you

In this hell of a season
Give me more of a reason
To be with you
Be with you, oh

Say you'll be better
I'll keep waiting forever
You know I do
You know I do, oh

In this hell of season
Give me more of a reason
To be with you
Be with you, yeah

Say you'll be better
I'll keep waiting forever
You know I do
You know I do, oh

In this hell of season
Give me more of a reason
To be with you
Be with you, oh

Say you'll be better
I'll keep waiting forever
You know I do
You know I do, oh


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"Hell of a Season" as written by Brian Joseph Burton Daniel Auerbach

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  • +6
    My InterpretationI think this is from the point of view of a guy in a relationship with a woman who is self-destructive. He cares about her enough to be affected by her self-destructive nature, but because of her issues (whatever they are - they don't seem to be mentioned in the song) he's not seeing a lot of emotional investment into the relationship from her side.

    This song is him saying that he's prepared to give her all the emotional support and patience she needs, but he needs some commitment and emotional investment from her, or he feels the relationship might bring him down with her. He's laying a bit of an ultimatum, in that if she doesn't commit to changing her life and getting more involved with the relationship then he'll leave (even though he feels she "won't make it on her own").
    RangerFishon March 20, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationMuch of The Black Keys songs are about girls problems, so it's not a reach to say that this song is about rejection.

    The first stanza starts off, "Even though you don't know you're reacting all along" essentially talks about the girl that rejected him, not knowing that if he's the right guy for her, but she didn't rejected him clearly, like staying as friends (yes, my interpretation comes from my own personal experience).

    The second stanza, "What I see, is killing me. You won't make it on your own." Almost says to me, that he's telling the girl that he IS the guy for her, and noone else is. So, she can't "make it on her own" because he's the only (and right) guy for her.

    Chorus comes in two parts, including the song title. First part: "In this Hell of a Season, give me more of a reason to be with you." "Hell of a season" is him trying to get over the rejection. "Give me more of a reason to be with you" means he wants to get over her, but can't because the rejection just makes him want her even MORE, and he wants a real reason to even think/wish about being with her again.

    Second part of the chorus, "Say you'll be better, I'll keep waiting forever..." Pretty much he's saying- you think you're better off without me (and you're not), so I'll be waiting when you come back eventually- eventually or "forever" meaning he'll wait, not literally, but probably until she's POSSIBLY married so he'll know it finally worked out for her, LOL.

    Third stanza, "Even though I don't know, I'm pretending that I do." - Even though he's not sure himself about HER, he thinks and wants her to be the one. "It's my curse, I can't (Can or cannot?) reverse, I'm still waiting here for you"- curse as in, the LONG mourning period that he can't get over, or can he, so he waits.



    foolishwillon December 13, 2011   Link

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