Grass grows greener
On the other side
Corn grows sweeter
On the other side
And I watch, And I watch, And I watch
And I see too much
And I broke my face
And my head grows too much
God spits
On my soul
There's something dead inside my hole

In my hole
In my hole
In my hole

I step crueler
But less defined
Striped cats cooler
But so is mine
And I want to see
What I want to be
And I see me on a touching screen
And I'm dancing to a scream

God spits
On my soul
There's something dead inside my hole

In my hole
In my hole
In my hole

How can something crawl within
My rubber holy baked bean tin
It's god to me, it's god to me
It is heart and soul

Oh, heart and soul


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In a Hole Lyrics as written by William Adam Reid James Mcleish Reid

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  • +1
    General Commentsome of the lines make me think about obsessive reflection and self-abasement as a result of it.
    you think too much about your place in this word, can't stop comparing yourself to others, get angry and finally feel yourself as a loser
    skotinaon May 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a sort of depression where you want what you don't have or what you lost, perhaps he lost who he was or what he used to be and he is romanticizing that:
    Grass grows greener
    On the other side
    Corn grows sweeter
    On the other side

    and whatever he has or is becoming isn't what he wants at all--it may even be the opposite. He feels sort of trapped by it, like it is perhaps even preventing him from getting what he wants and turning him into someone who could either never achieve it or get it back:
    And I watch, And I watch, And I watch
    And I see too much
    And I broke my face
    And my head grows too much

    and not having the things he wants makes him feel empty inside and like God doesn't like him and hurts him on purpose:
    God spits
    On my soul
    There's something dead inside my hole
    In my hole
    In my hole
    In my hole

    It feels like he is losing himself in this lack of definition perhaps caused by realizing he won't get what he wants in life and trying to come to terms with that and now trying to find a new goal and identity:
    I step crueler
    But less defined
    Striped cats cooler
    But so is mine
    And I want to see
    What I want to be

    he seems himself on the tv pretending to be what he doesn't want to be and it's taking over how he behaves and acts, his identity and desires are being manipulated by his public image of himself and he's losing his previous self and what he had needed/wanted to feel fulfilled in the process and he is starting to find something in he is starting to enjoy, it's not much though as the next lines signify:
    And I see me on a touching screen
    And I'm dancing to a scream

    What little he has gained to help fill that void and loss of identity-not matter how small or worthless it seems to others or him-is now cherished by him as the only thing that currently defines him or give him any since of purpose/identity; It's all he has:
    How can something crawl within
    My rubber holy baked bean tin
    It's god to me, it's god to me
    It is heart and soul
    matthew232on March 14, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And I broke my face"

    Relevance to the Pixies anyone?
    joetheshowon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjoetheshow
    lol
    u n00b
    if its any connection between I've got a broken face and in a hole, its because jamc is one of the pixies main influence
    head on cover, remember?

    wanker
    Raveonon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpurely awesome song
    tsugumion September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally cool song.
    J3R3M7on May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMakes me bounce around in insanity
    Italion March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is maybe about losing himself in a sort of hell on earth.
    we are damned and living among them.and we are dancing to their scream.
    maybe...
    richardharon April 08, 2013   Link

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