Come down from your mountain
Oh, I miss your holy shoutin'
These days I can't make you make a sound.
Take me to the times where
We'd look up to the skies &
Climb up there & draw the thunder down

Now I'm forcing myself into
What you've already been through
But darlin' I can't help the way I feel
& you need something stronger
A drug to kill the hunger
& ease the awful pain of living here

Well I'm the kind of love that hurts to look at
Oh, maybe we should take it as a sign.
When I'm strung out on leavin'
Exaltin' all my demons
& you don't care for me enough to cry

I dreamt I'd take you with me
& you'd say you forgive me
& we'd live out some easy ancient song
Now where I am unattended
In a splendid love's remembrance
You lost the mind to even do me wrong

Yeah I'm the kind of love that hurts to look at
But once I was enough to make you cry
Now I'm underneath the rubble
Tryin' not to feel the trouble
& you don't care for me enough to cry.

So here's to hopin' I can change tomorrow
You wanted hard as nails couldn't drive
But I begged, stealed & borrowed
I'm so damn good at sorrow
You don't care for me enough to cry.


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    My InterpretationThe overall theme of this song to me is the idea that the opposite of love is apathy. The singer is mourning the fact that his former lover no longer even cares enough to be upset about their breakup even though he's still hurting.


    Come down from your mountain
    Oh, I miss your holy shoutin'
    These days I can't make you make a sound.

    The singer is mourning the apathy that has taken over his relationship. He misses even the fights and bad times because at least then his partner felt SOMETHING towards him. Now she's just ambivalent to him.

    Take me to the times where
    We'd look up to the skies &
    Climb up there & draw the thunder down

    They once had an intense, strong relationship, and he misses feeling that way.

    Now I'm forcing myself into
    What you've already been through
    But darlin' I can't help the way I feel
    & you need something stronger
    A drug to kill the hunger
    & ease the awful pain of living here

    This is the toughest verse for me to parse because there's clearly more complexities to their relationship that he's telling us here. I think he's trying to force himself to feel the way she does but he's just unable to. I think she's deeply unhappy but has been sticking it out to be with him and she just can't anymore and he's not willing to make the changes that would make her happy.

    Well I'm the kind of love that hurts to look at
    Oh, maybe we should take it as a sign.
    When I'm strung out on leavin'
    Exaltin' all my demons
    & you don't care for me enough to cry

    He's not an easy person to love. He's acknowledging that maybe they were never going to work because he's too caught up in his own issues and concerns, and she doesn't care enough anymore to even be upset by that.

    I dreamt I'd take you with me
    & you'd say you forgive me
    & we'd live out some easy ancient song

    He moved away, physically or metaphorically, and put himself and his own needs before his partner. He'd hoped that they could make it work anyways, that she would choose to forgive him and join him.

    Now where I am unattended
    In a splendid love's remembrance
    You lost the mind to even do me wrong

    He's now stuck with memories of a their love and she doesn't even care enough to wish him pain. She's completely moved on.

    Yeah I'm the kind of love that hurts to look at
    But once I was enough to make you cry
    Now I'm underneath the rubble
    Tryin' not to feel the trouble
    & you don't care for me enough to cry.

    Again, he was never an easy person to love, but still he knows that she used to love him. Now he feels buried in the emotional rubble of their relationship even though she doesn't feel anything for him anymore.

    So here's to hopin' I can change tomorrow
    You wanted hard as nails couldn't drive
    But I begged, stealed & borrowed
    I'm so damn good at sorrow
    You don't care for me enough to cry.

    He knows he needs to change in order to make their relationship work again, or maybe even just to have any happy, fulfilling relationship, but he's "good at sorrow" so he's not hopeful he ever will.
    _mo_anonymous_on August 02, 2017   Link

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