It's so nice to get away, get away for a day
I see a hollow man, gun in hand, gun in hand, it points my way
You know, he follows me everywhere and everyday, I gotta get away
I won't miss him if he goes away and stays away, yeah, yeah

He's just a hunter for the devil
Hollow man
Hollow man
Hollow man

He's just a hunter for the devil
Hollow man
Hollow man
Hollow man

You see, it's so nice to get away, get away for a day
I see a hollow man, gun in hand, gun in hand, it points my way, oh
You know, he follows me everywhere and everyday, I gotta get away
I won't miss him if he goes away and stays away, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

He's just a hunter for the devil
Hollow man
Hollow man
Hollow man

He's just a hunter for the devil
Hollow man
Hollow man
Hollow man

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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    My Interpretation

    I've always felt it's about being a drug addict and having a good day -- not feeling the alter-ego self of the addict around and breathing free but knowing he's never really far away either. I also think it could fit for being a song about a drug dealer.

    miriamistaon July 13, 2014   Link
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    General Comment

    Excellent arrangement for this song. When this album came out I had to listen to numerous times back-to-back. The arrangement of the songs lends itself to the overall theme of the "album" thus what was included and what was cut and the order of songs. "Hollow Man" made me think of T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men" as an allusion, and it seems to be there in the tone of the music - read the poem while listening to the music, it works - and in the lyrics, "He's just a hunter for the devil" = death, the existence of the soul - hollow = empty, waiting to be filled, or worse yet emptied..."gun in hand" = tool for destruction, should someone who is empty or waiting to be stuffed be pointing the way for us? Hhhmm... politicians, leaders, the voices we listen to - we need to get away from them, we need to be free from those who lack conviction, to quote Eliot again, "The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity". Hollow, no substance, the path of least resistance is the devil's way, it is a path of destruction and anarchy. Yeah I gotta get away!

    DavidMalibuon August 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    presumably about a hit man/assasin. I love the classic 40 second gothic guitar/drum intro.

    CharmingManon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Maybe about a drugdealer?

    alejojp1on March 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Since I heard this song, it's clear that it's about someone trailing a victim, with bad killing intentions. But theirs some little irony in the song ("It's so nice to get away for a day" or "I won't miss him if he goes away and stays away")

    NeonsOfMe91on January 18, 2011   Link
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    General Comment

    Thought the hollow man might be a syringe. There's either too many songs about drugs or too many drug interpretations of songs. The hunter for the devil bit reminds me of Burroughs'lyrics to Just The Right Bullets.

    Hollow man is a ridiculously awesome song.

    CommentHsrryon July 29, 2022   Link

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