The Hours
Beach House Lyrics


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Ahh
Ahh

Can I wait the hours 'til you find me?
Climb up to the tower so that you could see

Violence in the flowers where they found you
Can I wait the hours?
Would it be untrue?
Climb up to the tower so that you could see
All across the hours

Frightened eyes looking back at me
Change your mind, don't care about me
Frightened eyes looking back at me
Change your mind, don't leave without me
Frightened eyes

Made in your reflection so that you could feel
Mad in your intentions, fear it isn't real
All the recollections spinning in a field
Left in your possession 'til it isn't real
You say it isn't real

Frightened eyes looking back at me
Change your mind, don't care about me
Frightened eyes looking back at me
Change your mind, don't leave without me
Frightened eyes

It's deeper than you and me
It's farther than you could see
Is it too much to ask? Tell me
It's all in a glance, you'll see
It's deeper than you and me (Looking back at me)
It's all in a glance, you'll see (Don't care about me)
It's farther than we could be (Looking back at me)




It's deeper than you and me (Don't care about me)
Frightened eyes

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Beach House's "The Hours" speak of longing and the passage of time. The lyricist ponders whether they can wait for hours until the person they are yearning for finds them. The imagery of "climbing up to the tower so that you could see" highlights the idea of striving and going to great lengths to be noticed or discovered. The juxtaposition of "violence in the flowers where they found you" creates an unsettling feeling and hints at the possibility of danger or tragedy.


The second verse delves deeper into the singer's emotions, revealing that they are scared of being rejected or left behind. The repeated line "frightened eyes looking back at me" emphasizes the vulnerability of the singer and the uncertainty of the situation. The following lines suggest that the person they are waiting for is struggling with their own internal conflicts, as they are "made in your reflection so that you could feel" but "mad in your intentions, fear it isn't real."


The chorus repeats several times, urging the subject to "change your mind" and not leave without the singer. The final lines of "The Hours" plead for clarity and understanding, as the singer realizes that the situation is "deeper than you and me" and "farther than you could see."


Line by Line Meaning

Can I wait the hours 'til you find me?
Asking if the singer has the willpower to endure the wait before being reunited with the person they desire


Climb up to the tower so that you could see
Scaling the tower in order to observe and locate the other person


Violence in the flowers where they found you
Imagery of nature being disturbed by trauma or tragedy where their loved one was discovered


Would it be untrue?
Questioning if waiting for their significant other is a false hope


All across the hours
Enduring the passage of time as they wait


Frightened eyes looking back at me, Change your mind, don't care about me
Other people around the singer showing apprehension or disregard for their feelings


Change your mind, don't leave without me
Pleading with someone not to abandon them


Made in your reflection so that you could feel
Creating something to bring comfort to themselves or their loved one


Mad in your intentions, fear it isn't real
Doubting their own intentions and the validity of their feelings


All the recollections spinning in a field
Memories and experiences swirling around and overwhelming them


Left in your possession 'til it isn't real, You say it isn't real
Wondering if their emotions and attachment are just a delusion, and choosing to believe or accept it


It's deeper than you and me, It's farther than you could see
Their connection and entwined feelings surpass surface level, and are beyond what others perceive


Is it too much to ask? Tell me
Questioning if their hopes and desires are too much to ask for or unreachable


It's all in a glance, you'll see
Realizing that everything they want and long for is right there, if only they could meet eyes


Frightened eyes
Repeated sentiment of wariness and unease in the face of uncertainty and separation




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Written by: Alex Kristian Scally, Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand

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@beefalo9

Can I wait the hours
'Til you find me?
Climb up to the tower
So that you could see
Violence in the flowers
Where they found you
Can I wait the hours?
Would it be untrue?
Climb up to the tower
So that you can see
All across the hours
Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't care about me
Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't leave without me
Frightened eyes
Made in your reflection
So that you could feel
Mad in your intentions
Fear it isn't real
All the recollections
Spinning in a field
Left in your possession
'Til it isn't real
You say it isn't real
Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't care about me
Frightened eyes
Looking back at me
Change your mind
Don't leave without me
Frightened eyes
Deeper than you and me
It's farther than you could see
Is it too much to ask? Tell me
It's all in a glance, you'll see
It's deeper than you and me (Now you're gone)
It's all in a glance, you'll see (Don't care about me)
It's farther than we could be
It's deeper than you and me (Don't care about me)
Frightened eyes



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@craigomozfan

Funny, herd this at a coffee house a few days ago :)

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4 minutes, 11 seconds of joy.

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