"Dust Hymn" as written by Megan James, Corin Roddick and Cecil Frena....
Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn
Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn

Water spills down o'er the glass, left always full
There's a dew under the bed
Where sweat and dreams have dread
Your feet would touch the floor
Drift around our board
Hang you like a lullaby

Hang you like a lullaby
Hang you like a lullaby

Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn
Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn

Little voices left to rot and plot
The crunching of your teeth might help you sleep
But will not lift you
Always wished you'd walk
Through another song
Hangs you like a lullaby

Hang you like a lullaby
Hang you like a lullaby

Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn
Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn

Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn
Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn

Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn
Dear lie still along my old web
Cursed by your dust filled hymn


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"Dust Hymn" as written by Corin Roddick Cecil Frena

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    Translation1.Dear lie still along my old web
    People use the word dear to address someone they care about.Web can be
    seen as a trap or something old.
    2.Cursed by your dust filled hymn
    (dust)Played out(some old) hynm/song (song, anthem, poem,or praise usually more on the religious side)

    (dust) can also be seen as empty. Empty hymn. Empty~ meaningless/with out value
    Line 1 and 2 can be see/interpreted in two ways. One of them can be religious and the other one is someone saying something meaningless over and over again(some old song)
    3.Dear lie still along my old web

    4.Cursed by your dust filled hymn
    Line 1-4 ( literal meaning) It’s saying that the person is lying against an old web filled with dust . which can be interpreted as someone lying against/ or retaining something old or left behind almost forgotten.
    The words they use are almost haunting.


    5. Water spills down o'er the glass, left always full
    O're~Over
    (bad luck) metaphor for someone with a lot of problem that
    never seem to go away until one day it's just too much.
    6. There's a dew under the bed
    Drop (problem,complication or difficulty) had fallen on to the floor (mostlikely from the full glass of water in line 5)
    7. Where sweat and dreams hath tread
    (sweat and dreams can be related to nightmares or it can simply mean dreams you have work hard for)
    Hath = have (3rd person)
    Tread mean be multiple things( to walk on, over, or along; to press along press beneath the feet: trample or it can mean to oppress something)
    Line 7 can mean two different things
    One being Where Nightmares have walk on.
    The other meaning could be Where hard work and dreams have (been) trample(d) over
    8. Your feet would touch the floor (Ground)
    When someone's feet touch the ground it usually mean that someone has a realistic understanding of their own ideas, actions, and decisions
    Would= desire,wise, want, or will.
    9. Drift around like boards
    Drift around~moving along slowing, moving with the flow
    8 and 9 are contrasting each other.It's almost giving the person a choice/or telling the person they have a choice. (This is fully my opinion/inference which might be wrong, in other words you can ignore it)
    You can come to your senses or drift around like a boat (zombie): not knowing or being aware of what you’re doing/thinking, or simply not caring.
    Lines 8 and 9 can also be more literal. You could/would come to a realistic understanding but you will drift around like a boat (not care or be aware)
    10. Hang you like a lullaby
    Lullabies are meant to make people go to sleep they are usually soft and gentle
    Comparing hanging someone with a lullaby.
    When you hang someone the way they die is slow, they slowly drift away from life (slowly fall asleep to their death).

    I felt like this was more of a translation of the song instead of a meaning. These were my thought when I read the lyrics.I know my grammar and spelling is not the best. Hopefully this is some what in the right direction and not totally of.lol. and if its way of its ok .
    Abigdog45on July 14, 2016   Link
  • +1
    TranslationThis song is about the speaker feeling resentment from someone that is close to her (most likely a parent, or family member) because of their stubbornness of their ways (religious/ cultish beliefs, moral compass, etc.) and how the loved one has always disapproved of the speaker as a result.

    "Dust Hymn" stands for the old traditional belief of something, that in the eyes of the loved one, must true and has to be followed.

    "Dear lie still along my old web, cursed by your dust filled hymn." the speaker is stuck in the past and the lingering disapproval of the loved one haunts her.

    The "dew under the bed, where sweat and dreams have dread"- The speaker tries to put all her bad thoughts and anger behind but she knows those anxieties and harsh feelings still linger there.

    "Your feet would touch the floor
    Drift around our board" - The loved one would pace back and forth around the room, arguing with the speaker.

    "Hang you like a lullaby" very interesting line. She's saying that she would still listen to/obey the loved one despite her feelings against what the loved one wants for her.

    "Little voices left to rot and plot"- the speaker eventually becomes very angry, and restless, maybe even vengeful.

    "The crunching of your teeth might help you sleep
    But will not lift you" -the loved one's anger toward the speaker goes away at times, but the anger won't rest in the long run and the loved one will never be free from the chains of their stubbornness.

    "Always wished you'd walk
    Through another song
    Hangs you like a lullaby" -the speaker wishes that the loved one never believed their traditional beliefs, and stuck through with that wish from the very beginning. "Hangs you" -- now the speaker refers to the loved one, clinging on to their beliefs with no question; obeying it like a moral compass.


    Dust Hymn is a pretty angry song. I think the music captures that anger very well, especially towards the line "Little voices left to rot and plot".

    Anyway this is my interpretation/translation. Beautiful song and well written.
    n33rrxon March 17, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationSome of it sounds like it's addressed to someone that hangs on to fears/problems from the past, hence the "dust", as if the problem has been there for a long time.

    And the lyric "little voices left to rot and plot" implying that there are internal anxieties that have been around for a long time that are still bothering the person who is being addressed in the song.
    A lot of it I'm still thinking about, really, but I figured I'd put this out there just for the sake of discussion.

    Anyone else have some interpretations?
    Sawlieon June 06, 2016   Link

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