Sucks me in, taking a ride
And I'm wishing for the satellite
Grabbing vein pulling down on the radio
Laughing at the face that's bending down

I'm all alone so far up here
And my oxygen's all gone

Bend the metal
My glory box has failed
We're rocking in our reclining chairs
Drive away that car
That brought us all this harm
Those are the pieces of my story line

I'm all alone so far up here
And my oxygen's all gone

Truly stressing realization
I wish I was an astronaut
Eight hour bitterness all for whose sake
Stain glass Sunday school charades


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Hourglass Lyrics as written by Tony Hajjar Cedric Bixler

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about loneliness. I'm sure about the details (sometimes I get a dying astronaut, sometimes I get a kid who's in trouble at school), but it's about being lonely and desperate -- yet sort of resigning yourself to it.
    Gren901on August 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is more about alienation from those around you and maybe wishing that you were an astronaut so you had an excuse to get away from the world for a while. Just a song about being fed up with people.
    Listen-upon April 27, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about heroin. when you do heroin, your breathing rate slows down incredibly making it feel like your "oxygen's all gone" because you breathe like twice a minute. "so far up here" = high. when you dose, you nod off into your own little world.

    cedric and omar used to do lots of crack and heroin.
    basemieson February 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is seriously a really good song
    mulmoon June 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the whole k hole thing. I was thinking it was about some kind of drug but that specific one seems to make the most sense. The viewpoint that the song is about a waisted life also seems to fit pretty well. Very abstract indeed.
    ArtificialFurron September 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentheroin dude.
    DTeeon September 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the many failures of the Russian space program.
    black_cow_of_deathon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. its amazing. one of my favorite songs of all time. i love his voice. i dont understand much about the song though. thanks 'black cow of death' for informing me.
    little tara staron June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe hourglass, the bottom part of the bottom glass is earth the skinny part is the small window in the atmosphere, and the top part is space. Ya see?
    yacantfademeon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of my favorites off in/casino/out. i really enjoy it when cedric puts piano in their songs, it permeates quite nicely with the rest of the music and with the vocals. buy relationship of command it will better your life
    Lucif3ron July 29, 2002   Link

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