"Sweater Weather" as written by Jesse James Rutherford, Zachary Abels and Jeremy Freedman....
And all I am is a man
I want the world in my hands
I hate the beach
But I stand in California with my toes in the sand
Use the sleeves on my sweater
Lets have an adventure
Head in the clouds but my gravity centered
Touch my neck and I'll touch yours
You in those little high waisted shorts

Oh, she knows what I think about
And what I think about
One love, two mouths
One love, one house
No shirts, no blouse
Just us, you find out
Nothing I really wanna tell you about no
'Cause it's too cold whoa
For you here
And now, so let me hold whoa
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

And if I may just take your breath away
I don't mind if there's not much to say
Sometimes the silence guides your mind
So move to a place so far away
The goosebumps start to race
The minute that my left hand meets your waist
And then I watch your face
Put my finger on your tongue 'cause you love to taste yeah
These hearts adore, everyone the other beat heart is for
Inside this place is warm
Outside is ice cold

Coming down
One love, two mouths
One love, one house
No shirts, no blouse
Just us, you find out
Nothing I really wanna tell you about, no no no
'Cause it's too cold whoa
For you here
And now, so let me hold whoa
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

'Cause it's too cold whoa
For you here
And now, so let me hold whoa
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

Whoa, whoa, whoa

Whoa, whoa whoa
Whoa, whoa whoa
Whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa whoa
Whoa, whoa

'Cause it's too cold whoa
For you here
And now, so let me hold whoa
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

It's too cold whoa
For you here
And now, so let me hold whoa
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

It's too cold, it's too cold
The hands of my sweater


Lyrics submitted by leemond50, edited by HeartMusic, diseased, poppypearpies, MegC, darkforce100, rpgpigs, Awsomeniss9595, odanata, HappyHamish, jillmln, thenbhdfall, theneighbourhoodlum

"Sweater Weather" as written by Jesse James Rutherford, Zachary Abels, Jeremy Freedman

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  • +23
    My InterpretationIs it possible this song revolves around the speaker admitting that they are currently in a relationship of infidelity?

    SHE knows what I think about...just US, YOU find out. Nothing that we don't wanna tell you about.

    At first listen, it sounded like a cute song but after listening to it a few times, it sounds more like a confessional. There's a You and there's a She and I think they're different people. He's having a relationship on the side and he's telling "you" that it's too cold here; he can't offer her his sweater, but he can offer her a place in the holes of his sweater.

    She's getting somebody else's leftovers. Am I off?
    BatteryPoweredLighton August 29, 2012   Link
  • +7
    General CommentMy interpretation of the song is that he is emotionally cold and quiet person but also a man of action, he communicates through his actions. He can't just come out and be all romantic but by his body language the girl he loves knows how much he wants to be with her and his actions toward her are warm considering his cold exterior.
    tinabingaon October 13, 2013   Link
  • +6
    General CommentI personally don't think this song is about infidelity. This is because he says

    "One love, two mouths
    One love, one house
    No shirts, no blouse
    Just us, you find out"

    This chorus I think is specifically talking about him and the woman he desires. Also he says in another verse,

    "These hearts adore, everyone the other beat heart is for"

    I think he's saying their hearts beat for each other.

    To me this song is about him offering all that he has to this woman, even if it's not much, "Both your hands in the holes of my sweater"
    hellojelloon May 16, 2013   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationI think that this song is about being unprepared to love another person because of the heavy depression weighting down on ones own life. He says that inside it is warm but outside it's ice cold. The depression is so overbearing that it is too cold to love another.

    Use the sleeves of my sweater, let's have an adventure. He's using the pieces of strength he has to enjoy his time with her.

    Head in the ground but gravity centered means that she takes him away but he still has those problems.

    She knows what I'm thinkin about. And what I'm thinkin about is one love one house one love two mouths no shirt no blouse. He wants a love that is committed and means something between only the two of them and includes a sexual component but

    Nothing that I really wanna tell you about no. He doesn't want her to know how pained he is when she isn't there to take it away.

    I think this is a very sexy song and that references suggest that their sexual chemistry is wonderful but that he is afraid to put anything more down because of his own personal issues. Just my thought. I can definitely relate to this.
    Larlarlaurenon February 22, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentShes means the world to him and he wants an excuse to hold her hands. So he takes her someplace cold and when she gets cold offers to hold her hands and to warm her.

    The line should be:
    These hearts adore everyone the other beats heart is for.

    Meaning he can hear her heartbeat and he adores her and she adores him.
    barnmaddoon June 07, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI take the song more literally. All the words describe a young summer love; reminds me of mine this summer. Just a guy letting his hormones get the best of him and being with his girl.
    queens21on November 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionbest version of the lyrics i can find, but i believe it's:

    these hearts adore,
    every one the other beats hard is for
    niplacereson July 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree its about infidelity.

    All i am is a man--> that sums it up from the start

    Toes in sand--> cant make up mind. Testing the waters

    These hearts adore, everyone the other beats heart is for--> wanting two loves

    one love, two mouth
    one love, one house--> having two lovers (mouth)is against norm(1house)

    just us, you find out
    Nothing I really wan to tell you about--> lying to her but wants to tell

    The first half of the song is fast like the initial excitement and exhilaration of cheating amd new love while the last half slows down when things start crumbling.
    snipersongson December 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAndrew Gomez
    Period 1
    LA/ Samson

    Sweater Weather By
    The Neighbourhood

    The song "Sweater Weather" is sung by the American rock group The Neighbuorhood and was first realesed in 2012. Based off of reading the lyrics, I have a strong interpretation of the meaning to "Sweater Weather" from my findings. In addition, I have found the meaning of the song as seen through litarary terms such as the use of imagery and hyperboles. Introducing the background of my idea, this song is about a constant battle of love between a woman and man who is having a secret affair caused by lust yet hides it through comforting her at all times. The beginning of the romance is strong as so the tone follows (represents their high love for each other) and as the feeiling of guilt occurs over time, sooner or later the feeling becomes too over bearing (easily noticed once song slows down). As the song continues, it slowly changes rythem and gets slower and quieter until it is completely over; symbolizing thier love destined to end from confession.

    The first words from the song "Sweater Weather" are, "And all I am is a man. I want the world in my hands." These first lines are an illistration to sum up that the point of view is from a man, indicating background for the listner. The next few lines describe the 'man' to be secretive by going to a beach (nearby or possibly not) to think to himself evaluating his crime yet all he can find as a rememberance toward his current lover is fake love and only a pattern of lust. The band sings, "[Thinking] but I stand in California with my toes in the sand. Use the sleeves on my sweater lets have an adventure. Head in the clouds but my gravity centered. Touch my neck and touch yours, you in those little high waisted shorts." From this stanza, i have found this interpretation with the poetic term, imagery: the use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas. When the 'man' mentions "his toes in the in the sand", it symbolizing how he cannot decide to confess his affair or whether not to continue the relationship. This waiting period refers to the beach as to 'still testing the waters' which is an expression revealing he will continue. The source of imagery is found in starting of this stanza stating, "Use the sleeves of my sweater" which implys his lust begining along with his fake love intamacy. This is just only the start of the song and is strongly analyzied through imagery.

    My next findings reaveals the lust in the song as seen through the third stanza from the help of the literacy analysis of hyperboles. The band reveals the feelings and endless lust felt from the the 'man' and also the points of view from his spouse. The 'man' quotes, "I don't mind if there's not much to say. Sometimes the silence guides your mind, so move to a place so far away. The goosebumps start to race, the minute that my left hand meets your waist and then I watch your face. Put my finger on your tongue 'cause you love to taste yeah. These hearts adore, everyone the other beat heart is for. Inside this place is warm, outside is ice cold." From these lyrics i can clearly suggest that the meaning in short, is that the 'man' knows he is guilty of cheating and futhermore changes his actions guiding him toward lust. Adding to my assumption, the 'man' says, "I dont mind if there's not much to say" which leads to his ignorance of his spouse creating lust. As the song continues, the 'man' explains his sexual intimency of them by saying, "The goosebumps start to race, the minute that my left hand meets your waist and then I watch your face. Put my finger on your tongue 'cause you love to taste yeah." The lyrics of this intimency of them reveals his lust being felt. At the end of the stanza, the sense of the hyberbole is hidden but is shown when the man expresses his true feelings saying, "These hearts adore, everyone the other beat heart is for. Inside this place is warm, outside is ice cold." Accoring to the 'man' while his heart races, he realizes his heart can not pick who too love, but he assumes his spouse will not know of his affair indicating that he feels safe inside(warm) but in reality he is a cheater explaining that he is driven by lust(cold). Futhermore to make my point clear, the chorus of the song says,

    "Oh, she knows what I think about
    And what I think about
    One love, two mouths
    One love, one house
    No shirts, no blouse
    Just us, you find out
    Nothing I really wanna tell you about no
    'Cause it's too cold whoa
    For you here
    And now, so let me hold whoa
    Both your hands in the holes of my sweater"

    The key line in the chorus is when the 'man' says, "[Thinking about] just us, you find out. Nothing I really want to tell you about" (his secret affair). This line from the chorus reveals his lust and as well as his secret. My assumptions are only a jist of the analized lyrics and keep in mind that throughout the song, the tone and beat decrease as symbolism of thier love until its over. All in all, based off the tiny clues that i used from imagery and hyperboles, i have understood the true meaning of this song.
    andrewgomez100on December 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWell there could be multiple meanings to this song. but heres mine.

    hes in the states (there a british group) for a little bit. hes with a girl, he doesnt like the beach but he wants to make her happy. and when he says all i am is a man i want the word in my hands. Hes meaning he wants everything to go his way and to do everything he wants. then hes describing his lust for this girl. the she knows what i think about part is her sensing his intense sexual attraction. and when he goes on about it hes stating their fantasies they had together, and the fantasies he has of her.

    the chorus is just about finding comfort in a storm, making the best of things. finding somewhere warm.

    the second verse is about being really comfortable around her. even when its sileant and awkward. "These hearts adore everyone other beats heart is for" Stating they like each other. And then saying this fantasy is nice, but his real reality for her is ice cold.

    So I think this songs about an affair he had with this girl. and this songs about her, he cant do much for her, but he can try and comfort her and hold her hands in the hole of his sweater. This is just my interpretation.
    RolyPolyxoon June 25, 2014   Link

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