Hook
Jon Brion Lyrics


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It should be boredom by now
I know the tricks of the trade
But it goes on anyhow
Sometimes the answers are ready made

And I go for it every time
Just like a heavy drinker
I go for it every time
Hook, line and sinker

He descends on the room
Holier than thou and sillier
He's gonna knock on her cocoon
And it's gonna sound familiar

And she'll go for it every time
Putting herself in peril
She'll go for it every time
Lock, stock and barrel

And I'm feeling for all of the world like I'm feeling for all the world

So go and reel me in
If I am tugging the line
A hook is under my skin
Because your lure is well designed

Oh I go for it every time
Just like a heavy drinker




I go for it every time
Hook, line and sinker

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Jon Brion's song "Hook" delve into the human tendency to fall into familiar patterns and repeat certain behaviors, even when we know the outcome may not be favorable. The song explores the idea that despite understanding the "tricks of the trade" and recognizing that sometimes the answers are already known, we still find ourselves going for it every time, just like a heavy drinker who can't resist the allure of alcohol. This metaphorical hook, line, and sinker represents the irresistible appeal or temptation that draws us in, despite our better judgment.


The lyrics also introduce the character of someone who descends on the room with an air of superiority and foolishness, someone who knocks on her cocoon and triggers a sense of familiarity. This person represents a potential love interest who entices the singer into risky situations. The repeated phrase "she'll go for it every time, lock, stock and barrel" emphasizes the singer's willingness to put herself in perilous circumstances for the sake of this connection, unable to resist the lure even though she knows the potential consequences.


Overall, the repeated use of the phrases "go for it every time" and "hook, line and sinker" highlight the ideas of succumbing to temptation, repeating patterns, and willingly putting oneself at risk for the sake of a connection or desire. The lyrics evoke a sense of powerlessness or inevitability in our human tendencies, portraying the struggle to resist certain behaviors even when we know better.


Line by Line Meaning

It should be boredom by now
I should be tired of this by now


I know the tricks of the trade
I am familiar with the techniques and strategies


But it goes on anyhow
But it continues regardless


Sometimes the answers are ready made
Sometimes the solutions are already prepared


And I go for it every time
And I fall for it each and every time


Just like a heavy drinker
Similar to someone who drinks excessively


Hook, line and sinker
Completely and unquestioningly


He descends on the room
He enters the room dramatically


Holier than thou and sillier
Overly self-righteous yet foolish


He's gonna knock on her cocoon
He will disrupt her protected world


And it's gonna sound familiar
And it will seem familiar


And she'll go for it every time
And she will fall for it each time


Putting herself in peril
Endangering herself


She'll go for it every time
She will fall for it each time


Lock, stock and barrel
Without reservation or hesitation


And I'm feeling for all of the world like I'm feeling for all the world
And I am empathizing with the entire world


So go and reel me in
So go ahead and attract me


If I am tugging the line
If I am pulling on the line


A hook is under my skin
I am deeply affected by it


Because your lure is well designed
Because your bait is skillfully crafted


Oh I go for it every time
Oh, I fall for it each and every time


Just like a heavy drinker
Similar to someone who drinks excessively


I go for it every time
I fall for it each and every time


Hook, line and sinker
Completely and unquestioningly




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JON BRION

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