Do you want in to the outside
The cool night
Where the stars gravitate toward you
Do you want in to the outside
The cool night
Where the fog wraps itself around you
Do you want in to the outside
The sunshine
Where the clouds take their places for you

And the wind and snow, and the rain that blows
None of those would matter much without you

As long as it’s talking with you,
Talk of the weather will do.

Do you want in to the outside
The cool night
Where the stars gravitate toward you
Do you want in to the outside
The sunshine
Where the song keeps itself inside you

And the wind and snow and the rain that blows
None of those would matter much without you

Nobody’s hoping for better days
No one knows what to do.
You’re okay in your secret place,
With no one bothering you.
It might save time if I meet you there, but I don’t care
I’d rather wait for you.
When no one’s home and the weather’s fine,
I’d rather wait for you.
When no one’s home and the weather’s fine,
I’d rather wait for you.


Lyrics submitted by Moonslasher

The Weather song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is about a lost loved one.

    It can be interpreted as Romantic or Sentimental. Take your pick.

    "Do you want in to the outside..." is a reference to the great beyond but could also be interpreted as estrangement.

    "Nobody's hoping for better days. No one knows what to do..." is describing the despair and unfamiliarity of such a loss.

    "It might save time if I meet you there, but I don't care I'd rather wait for you." is describing the feeling of wanting to die but instead having to go on with life without seeing this person again. Acceptance of the loss.

    This song is incredibily poetic.

    RIP Jeremy.



    Delmanon September 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a beautiful song--and, again, nobody's commenting! "It might save time if I meet you there, but I don't care, I'd rather wait for you" To say that the waiting for his love give him satisfaction--it just feels right. I love using the weather as some kind emotional truth for love. And then some kid can tell me how "DEEP" Anthony Kideses lyrics are. To each his own--this is the reason I keep coming back to Built To Spill.
    Eli_Cashon September 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti imagine a girl with an aura, i seen it. most people know a girl like this. the weather, and nature, is such a geat way to relate your love with someone.
    cfontson June 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an amazing song, i just listened to it for the first time in a long time and realized what a great song it is. It is such a great love song "the stars gravitate towards you" my favorite though is "as long as it's talking with you, talk of the weather will do" taht is so perfect, there's nothing more that you can say about it
    stellaluna1125on March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've been seeing this girl, and we can relate. i've even commented on it with her. i've even said the chorus to her, "as long as it's a talk with you, talk of the weather will do." she smiled, and we kissed. built to spill rules.
    bateauon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a great song. as you all have said. i wish i had doug martchs brain. anyway, this song can be played with G, Em, Bm, D, C, G, D. And so forth.
    drunk.kid.catholicon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalways works on mix taps too...
    SteadySlippinon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a gorgeous song.
    fireplaceon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful
    Ocean Soulon April 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"As long as it's talking with you, talk of the weather will do." this song is wonderful.
    chyeahon March 08, 2007   Link

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