Your bones are brittle inside you
Wrapped so soft, your blood is running,
I'll be there
If you're moving slowly we still get there
I'll be there
Such a strong desire

Oh you need to hope you keep your head, yeah
The slow hand quickens

What you've done with all those around you
Hopeful always that someone will come and save you
But I'll be there
To watch you sulk, returning seething
I'll be there
Minutes hold onto hours
Gets you twisting

Oh you need to hope you keep your head, yeah
The slow hand quickens

How'd you leave it with the love you lost
You made them crawl to be without you
The slow hand quickens

Yeah sand is empty in the hourglass
I'll be there
To turn it over and over in your head
So you keep the hope you get your day, yeah

The slow hand quickens, oh
You seem too hard to break, too cold
To burn, afraid your chance is gone
Your wires are crossed, your mouth is lost
You fear you left it far too long
The minutes pass, the hours are gone
So hard to find your way alone

The slow hand quickens, yeah
The slow hand quickens
The slow hand quickens

Your slow hand quickens

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Too High song meanings
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    General CommentThe song is about growing old and living a lonely wasted life. The line "the slow hand quickens" refers to the short hand of a clock. Your time is running out.
    fortyoneon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat cd is this song from?
    agxcon April 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDave Matthews - Some Devil It is the 13 track on the album
    Hadgieon May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat do ya'll think this is about? I relate it to different things everytime I hear it depending on what kind of mood I'm in.
    taylor8285on May 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply....time slipping through your fingers...if you know what Pink Floyd - Time is about this seems to have a very similar meaning..

    "No one told you when to run // You missed the starting gun"
    xshawaxon June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall i can get from this song is that maybe it's about someone who turned their back on a friend/lover for something they thought was better, burned bridges etc....they found out it wasn't worth it and they find now that they are alone. i dunno. but i like the lyrics.
    BeYourOwnGirlon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the ending to this song on Some Devil. It's like one of those symphonies that you just get lost in. Beautiful song.
    mer x 846on February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely about Dave's Drinking problem. It's a good description of what probably anyone is feeling who has an addiction. Someone who has guilt about their natural state of mind and how some how you should be different and nicer and better.
    zepherspringon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the end of this song with the symphony in the background, gorgous. Tops for you Dave! You did wonders with the ending!

    I think this song has to be connected with waiting for a girl. Or maybe he's so drunk he waiting for the hours to pass away. Kill some time.
    DaveMatthewsgirlon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti know everyone has their own meaning to a song, so im gonna be the one to relate it to drugs, sorry guys
    Sand is empty
    In the hourglass
    I’ll be there
    To turn it over and over
    In your head
    it may relate to the pain of drugs in your head, the addiction, lack of sleep, ect. the slow hand quickin as soon as you get your hit. you are alone until you find yourslef with the drug. i
    stevie_dmb_don December 07, 2005   Link

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