Slow Hands
Interpol Lyrics


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Yeah, but nobody searches
Nobody cares somehow
When the loving that you've wasted
Comes raining from a hapless cloud
And I might stop and look upon your face
Disappear in the sweet, sweet gaze
See the living that surrounds me
Dissipate in a violet blaze

Can't you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies
We slow hands
Put the weights around yourself
We spies, oh yeah
We slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself now

I submit my incentive is romance
I watched the pole dance of the stars
We rejoice because the hurting is so painless
From the distance of passing cars
But I am married to your charms and grace
I just go crazy like the good old days
You make me want to pick up a guitar
And celebrate the myriad ways that I love you

Can you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies, yeah
We slow hands
You put the weights around yourself
We spies, oh yeah
We slow hands
Killer, for hire you know not yourself

We spies
We slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
We spies, oh yeah
We slow hands
We retire like nobody else
We spies
Intimate slow hands killer
For hire you know not yourself
We spies




Intimate slow hands
You let the face slap around herself

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Interpol's "Slow Hands" portray a bittersweet love story about a man completely consumed by his lover. The opening lines suggest that the singer has a feeling of being ignored or neglected, which is revealed as the man he loves is preoccupied with something that takes precedence over him. The chorus, "Can't you see what you've done to my heart and soul? This is a wasteland now," underscores the magnitude of the lover's impact on the singer's emotional state as he feels his love is not reciprocated.


The second verse vividly describes how the singer is mesmerized by his lover's physical beauty and the effect is more intense than ever before. He woos his lover with the words, "I am married to your charms and grace," and is driven to celebrate their love in music. The reference to the distance of passing cars and pole dance of the stars gives a sense of elusive beauty and transience.


Overall, the song is an intense portrayal of how love can both inspire and debilitate.


Line by Line Meaning

Yeah, but nobody searches
There is no one searching for what I'm looking for


Nobody cares somehow
There's a general sense of apathy towards what's happening


When the loving that you've wasted
When an opportunity for love has been lost


Comes raining from a hapless cloud
That love comes back unexpectedly, with unfortunate timing


And I might stop and look upon your face
I may pause and gaze upon your beauty


Disappear in the sweet, sweet gaze
Become fully entranced by your stare


See the living that surrounds me
Become more aware of the world happening around me


Dissipate in a violet blaze
Allow myself to become lost in a moment of passion


Can't you see what you've done to my heart and soul?
The person has deeply affected my emotional well-being


This is a wasteland now
My life is now dull and empty without you


We spies
We are undercover and observing


We slow hands
We are cautious and methodical


Put the weights around yourself
Your own actions are holding you back


We spies, oh yeah
We are still watching closely


You put the weights all around yourself now
You are responsible for your own limitations


I submit my incentive is romance
I am motivated by the pursuit of love


I watched the pole dance of the stars
I observed the celestial bodies in motion


We rejoice because the hurting is so painless
We take pleasure in the lack of pain we are feeling


From the distance of passing cars
Observing from a faraway place, like a passing car


But I am married to your charms and grace
I am wholly in love with you


I just go crazy like the good old days
I feel like I'm losing myself in love, like in the past


You make me want to pick up a guitar
You inspire me to create and express myself


And celebrate the myriad ways that I love you
To revel in the many ways I care for you


Killer, for hire you know not yourself
You have no idea how damaging your actions are


We retire like nobody else
We'll live out our lives in a unique way


We spies
We are still watching silently


Intimate slow hands killer
A dangerous and intimate person taking their time


For hire you know not yourself
You don't realize the full impact of your actions


You let the face slap around herself
You're letting yourself get beat up by life's challenges




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Carlos Andres Dengler, Daniel Alexander Kessler, Paul Julian Banks, Samuel J. Fogarino

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justin morgan

Rippin' truth

Yeah, but nobody searches
Nobody cares somehow
When the loving that you've wasted
Comes raining from a hapless cloud
And I might stop and look upon your face
Disappear in the sweet, sweet gaze
See the living that surrounds me
Dissipate in a violet place

[Pre-Chorus]
Can't you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

[Chorus]
We spies
We slow hands
Put the weights around yourself
We spies
Oh yeah, we slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
Now

[Verse 2]
I submit, my incentive is romance
I watched the pole dance of the stars
We rejoice because the hurting is so painless
From the distance of passing cars
But I am married to your charms and grace
I just go crazy like the good old days
You make me want to pick up a guitar
And celebrate the myriad ways that I love you

[Pre-Chorus]
Can't you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

[Chorus]
We spies
Yeah, we slow hands
Put the weights around yourself
We spies
Oh, yeah, we slow hands
Killer for hire, you know not yourself

[Chorus]
We spies
We slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
We spies
Oh, yeah, we slow hands
We retire like nobody else
We spies
Intimate slow hands
Killer for hire, you know not yourself
We spies
Intimate slow hands
You let the face slap around herself



colr naranjanga

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Voyager I.

[Verse 1]
Yeah, but nobody searches
Nobody cares somehow
When the loving that you've wasted
Comes raining from a hapless cloud
And I might stop and look upon your face
Disappear in the sweet, sweet gaze
See the living that surrounds me
Dissipate in a violet place

[Pre-Chorus]
Can't you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

[Chorus]
We spies
We slow hands
Put the weights around yourself
We spies
Oh yeah, we slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
Now

[Verse 2]
I submit, my incentive is romance
I watched the pole dance of the stars
We rejoice because the hurting is so painless
From the distance of passing cars
But I am married to your charms and grace
I just go crazy like the good old days
You make me want to pick up a guitar
And celebrate the myriad ways that I love you

[Pre-Chorus]
Can't you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

[Chorus]
We spies
Yeah, we slow hands
Put the weights around yourself
We spies
Oh, yeah, we slow hands
Killer for hire, you know not yourself

[Chorus]
We spies
We slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
We spies
Oh, yeah, we slow hands
We retire like nobody else
We spies
Intimate slow hands
Killer for hire, you know not yourself
We spies
Intimate slow hands
You let the face slap around herself



colr naranjanga

'''''''''might i recommend u this indie song --- faceless humming by the impures ....''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''



























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Rosaria Collarino

Yeah, but nobody searches
Nobody cares somehow
When the loving that you've wasted
Comes raining from a hapless cloud
And I might stop and look upon your face
Disappear in the sweet, sweet gaze
See the living that surrounds me
Dissipate in a violet blaze

Can't you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies
We slow hands
Put the weights around yourself
We spies, oh yeah
We slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself now

I submit my incentive is romance
I watched the pole dance of the stars
We rejoice because the hurting is so painless
From the distance of passing cars
But I am married to your charms and grace
I just go crazy like the good old days
You make me want to pick up a guitar
And celebrate the myriad ways that I love you

Can you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies, yeah
We slow hands
You put the weights around yourself
We spies, oh yeah
We slow hands
Killer, for hire you know not yourself

We spies
We slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
We spies, oh yeah
We slow hands
We retire like nobody else
We spies
Intimate slow hands killer
For hire you know not yourself
We spies
Intimate slow hands
You let the face slap around herself



colr naranjanga

vvv'''''''''might i recommend u this indie song --- faceless humming by the impures ....''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''



























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All comments from YouTube:

Charlie Walls

Interpol has made some of the most danceable music that isn’t meant to be danced to.

Zack Zallie

Same with their forefathers, Joy Division.

Charlie Walls

@Zack Zallie this is true, though I don’t think Joy Division has a “Slow Hands” in their oeuvre.

Elissa TroiseGreco

@Zack Zallie hi

Miguel Angel Miranda

isn't it? 🤔

Charlie Walls

@Miguel Angel Miranda maybe so

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Dustin

I love his voice so so much. I feel it in my soul.

Name Face

it is a good love to have, btw if you like Interpol you should check out Lonely Gimmick - Pessimistic Weather, it gives me strong interpol vibes and is a cool unknown gem

DavidVBobb

Yeah. Just like Joy Division. But not.

Duchaj Áron

One of the best and heartbreaking lyrics ever: "we rejoice because the hurting is so painless
from the distance of passing cars". Interpol is one of a kind, bless them.

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