She hangs brightly from the tree
Wonders what she's done to me
I'm aware of your game
Come and watch me
Watch me come down
Takes me down deep and wide
Pulls me through to the other side
She's the winner of her game
Come and watch her
Watch her come down
It stays down
Sour in truth
Lies of lovin'
The story's cheap
She's the winner of her game
Come and watch her
Watch her come down
Deep and wide
Inside, inside, inside



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She Hangs Brightly Lyrics as written by Hope Sandoval David Roback

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    General Commenti like this song. her voice sounds very cool and i like the way it starts. i have no idea what it means, i haven't really thought about it much. maybe when i've thought it thru i'll come back and post a comment ;)
    starla33on July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOoo, trippy! This will possibly stand to always be my favorite Mazzy song. It was possibly the very first one I heard from the band and it hypnotized me.

    What's it about? Jeez, it's another one of those druggy sounding ones with an obscure meaning. I love the way the lyrics and music just seem to meander and swirl. Definitely a nice psychedelic effect. Love the organ!

    I just get the sense you're supposed to feel hypnotized with a song like this. With the dark, bizarre lyrics, meandering music, and Hope's vocals, what else are you to do?
    Psychedeliaon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's:

    she hangs brightly from the tree
    wonders what she's done to me
    alovelyfadeouton February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the correct lyrics are:

    She hangs brightly from the tree
    Wonders what she's done to me
    I'm aware of your game
    Come and watch me
    Watch me come down
    Takes me down deep and wide
    Pulls me through to the other side
    She's the winner of her game
    Come and watch her
    Watch her come down
    It stays down
    Sour and true
    Lies of lovin'
    The story's too
    She's the winner of her game
    Come and watch her
    Watch her come down.
    Deep and wide
    Inside, inside, inside
    crookedbrainon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about finding out that someone you love has killed themselves, and how, upon realizing it, you also feel dead inside. It's like the person who's passed on has taken you to the "other side" with them. Either that or it's overtly about coming down off of drugs - you're high and hanging brightly as you hit the other side (that ephemeral high), but as you come down it cuts you like a knife when you have to face reality. To me, though, I think suicide seems to fit better. Perhaps it was a literal hanging (or maybe that's just a metaphor and it was actually a drug overdose that killed her friend/lover). The "game" is either drugs (you win the game by scoring again) or life (you win by getting out of it), and the "victory" is so very bittersweet.
    asSTARSfallxon October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIts memories hanging from the tree
    The whole album is about someone moving on from Roback. We as guys return to the past, don't know why & Im guessing he's returning to the tree & memories of her & she won when he gave in.
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    Further introspection...
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    Look at the album full of unrequainted love of a "Superstar in your own private movie": Blue Flower, Ghost on the Highway, Free, Taste of Blood, etc
    & he's wandering lost of direction, which we all do after failed relationships.
    Also, Hope sings the lyrics but if you listen/read them it's obvious Roback wrote them.
    angrypipon May 27, 2021   Link

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