"Hounds" as written by Michael Jay Lerner, Peter Joseph Silberman and Darby Austin Cicci....
So loud
So loud
Slow down
Slow hound

They want to conquer you
Abandon you

I want a word with you
They'll long telling you

So loud
So loud
Slow down
Slow hound
So loud
So loud
Slow down
Slow hound

They want to think for you
Pour dreams into you
They want to look at you
I repent to after you

Slow down
Slow down
Slow down
Slow hound
Slow down
Slow down
Slow down
Slow hound

So loud
So loud
I want to ? with you
So loud
Defend against your home
So loud
So loud
So loud
I want to speak for you
So loud
As if I'll know what you'll do
So loud


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"Hounds" as written by Michael Jay Lerner Darby Austin Cicci

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the singer is looking for real love in this song, and comparing what he is looking for (someone to protect and really care for) to what it seems everyone else is looking for (someone to poor drinks into and take advantage of). I sympathize.
    Sometimesmisguidedon May 22, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI came to ask if anyone knows who the female vocals belong to these two lines at the end:

    "I want to sever you" and "I want to speak for you",

    but according to a comment on last.fm, these are all Peter's vocals! If I really concentrate, I can see how "I want to speak for you" is him, but it's so hard to pinpoint his voice in the line "I want to sever you", it sounds so remarkably like Sharon Van Etten's!
    (heartland)on January 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti found it interesting that it's "hounds" plural in the title, and "hound" singular in the song. so i thought maybe he's referring to the different possible usages of the word "hound"? a hound, besides being a dog, can be used to describe a person of contempt as well as a person who is an enthusiast of something in particular.

    the other men hoping to score with the woman by pouring drinks into her are obviously the contemptible ones. the phrasing of "pouring drinks into you" is rather vulgar and suggests that it's only for their benefit, not hers. they don't care for her at all, especially not as intensely as the narrator does. and perhaps she is an attention hound, the other side of the definition. hence, the two types of hounds-- both of which, the narrator wishes would slow down.
    leighveeon March 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song on the new album. It's about what sometimesmisguided said. He's thinking of a specific person who everyone wants for superficial reasons, whereas he is in love.
    ChristianBrotheron June 10, 2011   Link

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