This midmorning awakening
This bleak whiteness, nothingness
The eye that stares through your mirror
A suction entanglement
On stained sheets
Figures with no regrets
Their doubts cast a shadow here
The time drifts
The time swells
The skies melt
In my dream I am older
Everything is soft out of focus
There's this sound which disturbs me
A clarinet plays in the distance
Everything turns black and white
I must go to work
I know where it is
I've been there before
I'll go there this time
They will not have to force me
I'll go there willingly
I'll go there today
This could be New York
This could be London
I don't care anymore
I'm wearing this suit
A black suit
I'm wearing this tie
A black tie
I'm carrying this case
A black case
I walk down the street
The people are staring
The taxi cab is slower
A piano falls from above
It smashes in front of me
I fall to the floor
I open this door
I'm back in my room
I see two people asleep
This midmorning awakening
This bleak grey whiteness, nothingness
The eye that stares through your mirror
I see two figures asleep
They look older
You look older
We're all older
Let us join them in their dreams
We're only four hours
We're only four moments
We're only here too long

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4 Hours song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's about someone committing suicide, with a few hints of an existential crisis. The singer alludes to the day being a "This bleak whiteness, nothingness", and the "The eye that stares through your mirror" as perhaps his soul staring at himself.

    Him in his dreams being older alludes to how some dreams have you dying, and those dreams being close to dying yourself - hence being older used as a similar meaning. The singer saying "This could be New York, This could be London, I don't care anymore" is him talking about how his surroundings don't matter, which make him feel bleak about his future.

    The segment that comes after about him being in a black suit, black tie, could allude to funeral wear after he kills himself, or it could alternatively mean his bleak routine at work (he says he "must go to work" later on). The "piano that falls from above and smashes in front of me" refers to how close he was, or is, towards death.

    Finally, the last segment, "I see two figures asleep, They look older, You look older, We're all older" refers to the future in where he's dead. It makes even more sense when he says after that "Let us join them in their dreams", which obviously means that he'll kill himself and join the dead in their dreams, which also ties in with his previous dreams where he's older. The final part, which name drops, states that "We're only four hours, We're only four moments", talks about how people are on the earth for a short amount of time, in his instance, 4 hours. It takes 4 hours to kill himself, and 4 moments for the action to be done.
    BigChungus001on April 18, 2019   Link

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