the blow came down from the hills
followed by snow
ohhh ohh
the snowy blow

i could feel far off the glow
and i made my way through
september and the next, month
towards the glow

i moved slow
down from the hills
i'm getting cold
buried in snow

[hey wake up it's me the glow
wake up and listen close
warm up and come down through the hills
towards the warm red lamp window]

i started to glow!
ohh oh
and it felt just like
being pulled out by the tide
i held on to your sides
we swam 'til it got light
cause the blue was deep and wide

into light our bodies glide
there was water in my eyes
we sank and we arrived
and found ourselves inside the light
the light
with the glow...

on the cold dark ocean floor
i felt warmth from behind a door
i asked to come inside
and the glow replied

Lyrics submitted by minusone

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  • +1
    General CommentReally transcendentalist in themes. Finding a glow after being lost for so long, hearkens to finding one's individualism after intense searching. The Microphones in general just really connect with transcendentalist themes I think.
    ClickForthon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif beauty can be heard, then it can be heard in this song.
    the lyrics are amazing. also amazing is how the word "glow" is faded into the instuments before the long instrumental part so that really it sounds like he's saying the word "glow" for two or three minutes!! and i still notice new things everytime i listen to it. brilliant & beautiful.
    minusoneon March 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree minusone. ahhh i am at work, and i wish i could listen to this song right now.
    i love love love when all the instruments come in.
    "i started to glow"...i glow everytime i listen to this song.
    theglowisgoneon March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just makes me wanna live in the woods, well all microphones song really just make me wanna have sex with nature
    youeatpoopon May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has such deep meaning and such beautiful lyrics. Thought I may not have interpreted it exactly as it was intended, but I interpreted in a way that it became very identifiable with.
    autumninloveon October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment5 comments.
    this song is rediculously amazing.
    happy or sad its perfect
    i dont even deserve to be commenting it
    peachplumon May 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just too beautiful. its the only song that has ever made me cry, and i wasn't sad at all. I think its about love: first he is lost but for a distant glow, then the female voice that is "the glow" speaks to him, and he begins to glow too. then they go swimming.
    vooodoooon October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love the way he sings about sinking and then the instrumentals start to get muffled, it sounds exactly like they're going underwater.
    Coowon January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThinly veiled metaphor for spiritually transcendent lovemaking.
    kamalmanzukieon September 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about falling in love.
    poogazeon October 20, 2012   Link

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