"The Hours" as written by and Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally....
Can I wait the hours
Til they find me
Climb up to the tower
So that you could see

Violence in the flowers where they found you
Can I wait the hours
Would it be untrue
Climb up to the tower
So that you can see
All across the hours

Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't care about me
Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't leave with out me
Frightened eyes

Made in your reflection
So that you can feel
Mad in your intentions
Fear it isn't real
All the recollections
Spinning in a field
Left in your possession
Til it isn't real
You say it isn't real

Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't care about me
Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't leave with out me
Frightened eyes

It's deeper than you and me
It's further than you could see
It's too much to ask tell me
It's all in a glance you'll see
It's deeper than you and me
It's all in a glance you'll see
It's farther than we could be
It's deeper than you and me

Frightened eyes


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"The Hours" as written by Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally

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  • +6
    General CommentI think this song is about being afraid of love or life. I don't have any definite conclusions about what the reflections/intentions/recollections/possession verse is all about, but the narrator seems to be describing someone who is worrying that the connection they're feeling with someone/something is actually a result of some projection? The end has to be one of the most beautiful moments on the new album... The narrator saying, "it's deeper than you and me" is his assurance that despite what's going on being hard to explain and unreal-feeling, it is real, love being a current that runs through everything, farther, deeper, in all the glass... Ok, that's my interpretation. I can't wait to see what other fans write!
    tesstigermilkon May 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song could represent a personal/spiritual awakening paired with the fear that is experienced throughout that process. In a more literal sense, the song describes someone's own awakening occurring while looking at their reflection in the mirror; in a deeper sense, however, it illustrates the frightening journey of deep self-reflection followed by suppressed memories flooding into conscious view.

    That's just one of many meanings I could ascribe to this song. One of the core reasons why I love Beach House so much - each and every one of their songs can have so many interpretations/meanings ascribed to them depending on the angle one views them from.
    lmg2474on January 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song , not sure about the meaning either

    hey does anyone else think the opening sounds like an homage to beatles
    it sounds exactly like" because"
    joninowon May 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentViolence in the flowers?
    electrophile888on June 21, 2012   Link
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    General Commentincredible. so happy with this album
    bethanypwnson July 27, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretationthe (tower) to me is a tarot card reference which usually has to do with the ego, the tower card is shown crumbling and in disrepair mostly. yr ego is always being destroyed only for you to build it back up again. this happens over n over, can happen in a matter of minutes hours or whatever. To me its a song about self reflection, doubt that ego is the true self, fear of what the ego can do to the soul.(spinning in a field) sounds like when the tower is falling and ( all yr recollections) is you desperately trying to keep it together on the way down.( frightened eyes) is your seeing soul seeing yr ego. IDK when i hear Victoria n her words i get a early pagan/pre christian/high priestess vibe . im sure that i am stretching here but hey im probably on some trip and Beach house is filling the "artist in which i desperately need to feel connected in my fantasy/escapism wtf reality that ive gotten my self into:)" void perfectly.
    youmedarkon February 05, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI was thinking there were two people to the story. As I go through my interpretation it's the singer and the other person. I believe that 'the hours' is a way of referring to their time spent together. Also for some reason I think it's a romantic sort of connection that they have but I know that there is no real evidence of this. Anyway.

    'Can I wait the hours
    Til they find me
    Climb up to the tower
    So that you could see'

    I think she means like Can I wait for you? Are you coming back? in the first 2 lines. He is busy for now trying to figure something out by looking at the bigger picture overall from a higher point of view. Maybe even a more logical one as opposed to a more emotionally charged one living in the present.

    'Violence in the flowers where they found you
    Can I wait the hours
    Would it be untrue
    Climb up to the tower
    So that you can see
    All across the hours'

    Everything was great between them, and peaceful in a way, like in a meadow of flowers. It was almost too easy somehow and that gave him time to think and then that is where he ran into trouble. In that there was frustration and second guessing (violence) on his part. Is it too good to be true, he wanted to know. In order to answer this question for himself he withdraws from her and hyper analyzes what they have. He is searching for an explanation for his uneasiness. I think he might just not be used to the niceness of it.

    'Frightened eyes
    Looking back at me
    Change your mind
    Don't care about me
    Frightened eyes
    Looking back at me
    Change your mind
    Don't leave with out me
    Frightened eyes'

    He's going ahead and is halfway out the door basically but looks back as he is kind of unsure. She knows it's his fear making him want to leave. She doesn't want him to leave without her.

    'Made in your reflection
    So that you can feel
    Mad in your intentions
    Fear it isn't real
    All the recollections
    Spinning in a field
    Left in your possession
    Til it isn't real
    You say it isn't real'

    He is the only reason behind his fear. He turns the memories and good times they've shared over in his head many times until everything is so twisted to him that he can see whatever it is he wants. Eventually he can find a reason to discount their relationship.

    'It's deeper than you and me
    It's further than you could see
    Is it too much to ask tell me
    It's all in a glance you'll see
    It's deeper than you and me
    It's all in a glance you'll see
    It's farther than we could be
    It's deeper than you and me'

    It's not something you can make sense of just by thinking hard about it for awhile or suddenly draw a conclusion of from the evidence. It is too deep seeded and he is acting too fast. It runs too far to see even up from the tower. Is it too much to ask, she says, just to wait and see. Everything he could need to figure out could be known from a mere glance at the situation. There's nothing to find and he's thinking on it too hard and with too much urgency. Any problems he might have run deeper than their relationship and so he should not look there for the source of his inner conflict.

    'Frightened eyes'

    Really he is just scared of what he knows to be true. Things are just as good as they seem.

    It isn't specified why. There are probably many reasons for feeling this way and totally going out on a limb but maybe he doesn't want to get his hopes up because then they could be crushed.
    Paradisecutieon February 25, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about the intensity and complexity that accompanies a deep love and soul connection between two people. In this situation one person is open to expressing their love and is hoping that the other will embrace the love, while the other person is attempting to shield themselves from the power of this love by running away and acting cold and distant, hence the "change your mind, don't care about me."

    "Made in your reflection so that you can feel": this is insinuating a soul connection, whereby soulmates recognise each other and reflect each other as they are made for each other.

    There is also an emphasis on eyes and glances in this song, "frightened eyes, looking back at me," ... "it's all in the glance you'll see." As they say, eye's are the windows to the soul.

    'Violence in the flower where they found you': this is about twisting beauty... even what is pure, true and beautiful can be warped by the mind.

    "All the recollections spinning in a field," relates to the chaos of attempting to understand moments and experiences in hindsight in your mind.

    There is fear that this love is too good to be true, "Mad in your intentions
    Fear it isn't real."

    I love this song and it means a lot me.
    waezaafon June 22, 2017   Link

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