I've got sweat breaking out
But I try, try to conseal
I've got a savage root
And it's a growing pain

Feelings pushing through
Pushing through, through
Through, through, through you
And I found myself in the hothouse
I found myself in the hothouse

Spend too long looking in
Looking in from the outside
Now it's time to give in
Time to get inside

Feeling's pushing through
Pushing through, through
Through, through, through you
I found myself in the hothouse
I found myself in the hothouse


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  • +3
    General CommentThere's an alternative lyric for the BBC Recording version:
    "Feelings pushing through
    I tried to suppress
    Can’t turn to watch them crawl
    Inside their walls of glass

    Sweat breaking out
    I fought to contain
    Like those savage roots
    Of this growing pain

    I found myself
    In the hothouse"

    The theme is about Winning -Borland obviously feels that success and (in Hothouse) normal life is something mundane and irrelevant. He sees everyone leading a normal, sociable life as separate to him, seperated by the walls of glass of an imaginary greenhouse.

    On the one hand he's torn between giving up his individuality to be cultivated into another mundane person or clinging on to his individuality alone.

    If you haven't heard the BBC recording version do so, because it's a really, really fine take on the song.
    Archaixon October 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song, just amazing... close your eyes
    ashes2ashes18on February 22, 2014   Link

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