"This Head I Hold" as written by and Matthew Compton Asa Taccone....
They call me a little wound-up
See, I'm upset because I've always been stuck
But I don't know what it is I'm without
Guess I'm in love with always feeling down
It was fully consumed
By all of the petty things that I couldn't do
All of the plastic all are surely worn(?)
But I didn't ever show, I let it go
So I listen while I'm told

Sit back, don't think
Get high, take drink
Sit back, don't think
The more I listen, the deeper I sink

And, ooh, I go higher
And I say, ooh, a-ooh, I go higher
This head that I hold, oh, it's so tired
And I say, oh, no, I go higher
And I say, ooh, what's it gon', what's it gonna be
Make me say, ooh, what's it gon', what's it gonna be
I'm feelin' so cold, what they want, what they want from me
Make me say ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (what they want, what they gonna be)

So find me stuck in the scene
I wanna get out but there's no in-between
So I sit back as I watch the crowd go
Never assuming that I've sunken so low
If I wanna be free
I gotta stop playin' round and runnin' from me
'Cause all of the plastic all are surely worn(?)
They got my head feelin' low, no room to grow
So I listen while I'm told

Sit back, don't think
Get high, take drink
Don't feel, just go
If you listen carefully, then you won't feel so low

Sit back, don't think
The more I listen, the deeper I sink

And, ooh, I go higher
And I say, ooh, a-ooh, I go higher
This head that I hold, no, it's so tired
And I say, oh, no, I go higher
And I say, ooh, what's it gon', what's it gonna be,
Make me say, ooh, what's it gon', what's it gonna be
I'm feelin' so cold, what they want, what they want from me
Make me say ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (what they want, what they gonna be)

I'm sinking, ooh, I go higher
And I say, ooh, a-ooh, I go higher
Get no sleep, meet the vampire
And I say, ooh, no, I go higher
And I say, ooh, I go higher
And I say, ooh, a-ooh, I go higher
This head that I hold, no, it's so tired
And I say, ooh, no, I go higher


Lyrics submitted by priestparadox, edited by lizawat, Giffdev, tomiko2000, Aspenixre

"This Head I Hold" as written by Brian Burton Asa Taccone

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    My InterpretationI think the song's about someone who's being pressured by the media to fit into a perfect mold, and to please everyone - even when it comes to the "petty things". The media wants so much from this person; "what they want, what they want from me..." and encourages them to gain popularity by participating in shows and making merchandise, and all of those other commercial aspects of the entertainment industry "plastic, products, shows and woes" that have less to do with their original goal- I guess to make music. With all the pressure surrounding them, they let it all go with a drink and "sink deeper" into ...either a depression or extreme relief, I'm not sure. The singer talks about watching the unassuming crowd leave, suggesting that their fans, the people who see them from popular media, don't know about the exhaustion and depression of their idol.
    pandapanon September 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think line 29 ends with "no room to grow"
    chuckisruckison February 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about using drugs forget about your full of problems daily life.
    Think about it

    "And, ooh, I go higher
    And I say, ooh, a-ooh, I go higher
    This head that I hold, no, it's so tired
    And I say, oh, no, I go higher
    And I say, ooh, what's it gon', what's it gonna be,
    Make me say, ooh, what's it gon', what's it gonna be
    I'm feelin' so cold, what they want, what they want from me
    Make me say ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh (what they want, what they gonna be)"

    Souds totally like being stoned.
    leonardon June 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about someone who is "stuck in the scene" of partying. His life is fun - he goes higher - but there is a price to pay during the comedown. He feels tired and low. He feels that he is not growing as a person. He feels empty and that his life if full of plastic. But the people around him tell him not to listen to himself, to keep partying and that everything will be fine. Sit back, don't think about it, and get high. Get drunk. Keep the party going. All the while he sinks lower and lower into his empty lifestyle. But he doesn't know how to get out or what he would even do if it wasn't partying.
    Mmanninoon December 14, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGreat job on the lyrics priest paradox!
    chuckisruckison February 27, 2012   Link

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