I Can Feel a Hot One
Manchester Orchestra Lyrics


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I could feel a hot one taking me down
For a moment, I could feel the force
Fainted to the point of tears
And you were holding on to make a point
What's the point?

I'm but a clean man, stable and alone man
Make it so I won't have to try
The faces always stay the same
So I face the fact that I'm just fine
I said that I'm just fine

I remember, head down
After you had found out
Manna is a hell of a drug
I need a little more, I think
Because enough is never quite enough
What's enough?

I took it like a grown man crying on the pavement
Hoping you would show your face
I haven't heard a thing you've said
In at least a couple hundred days
What'd you say?

I was in the front seat, shaking it out
And I was asking if you felt alright
I never want to hear the truth
I want to hear your voice, it sounded fine
My voice, it sounded fine

I could feel my heartbeat taking me down
And for the moment, I would sleep alright
I'm dealing with a selfish fear
To keep me up another restless night
Another restless night

The blood was dry, it was sober
The feeling of audible cracks
And I could tell it was over
From the curtains that hung from your neck

And I realized that then you were perfect
And my teeth ripping out of my head
And it looked like a painting I once knew
Back when my thoughts weren't entirely intact

To pray for what I thought were angels
Ended up being ambulances
And the Lord showed me dreams of my daughter
She was crying inside your stomach





And I felt love again

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Manchester Orchestra's "I Can Feel a Hot One" are haunting and evocative. The song tells a story of emotional pain and detachment, as the singer grapples with self-doubt, addiction, and the loss of a loved one. The first verse sets the tone for the song, as the singer describes feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable. The second verse reveals that the singer has been struggling with addiction, and that their desperate desire for more is driving them to the brink. The third verse is perhaps the most harrowing, as the singer contemplates suicide, and reflects on the fragility of life and the power of love.


The lyrics of "I Can Feel a Hot One" are open to interpretation, but one reading is that the song is about the pain and isolation of addiction. The singer seems to be struggling with a dependence on drugs or alcohol, and this has led them to push away those who care about them. They feel trapped and alone, and are looking for a way out of their pain. The final few lines of the song, however, offer a glimmer of hope. The singer remembers their daughter, and feels a renewed sense of love and purpose. It is a moving and cathartic moment, and one that suggests that there is always a reason to keep going, even in the darkest of times.


Line by Line Meaning

I could feel a hot one taking me down
I could sense an intense wave of emotion that was overpowering me.


For a moment, I could feel the force
For a brief period of time, I was consumed by the powerful emotions.


Fainted to the point of tears
The intensity of the emotion caused me to almost faint and begin crying.


And you were holding on to make a point
You were grasping to the situation to prove a point.


What's the point?
What was the purpose of your action?


I'm but a clean man, stable and alone man
I am an individual who is unblemished and solitary.


Make it so I won't have to try
Help me have a life that is effortless and effortless.


The faces always stay the same
The people I encounter remain unchanged.


So I face the fact that I'm just fine
I accept that I am okay just the way I am.


I said that I'm just fine
I confirmed that I am okay with my current state.


I remember, head down
I recall being ashamed.


After you had found out
Once you discovered something.


Manna is a hell of a drug
Being content can make one complacent and unambitious.


I need a little more, I think
I believe I require a bit more.


Because enough is never quite enough
Being content can make one complacent and unambitious.


What's enough?
What does it take to satisfy one's needs?


I took it like a grown man crying on the pavement
I accepted it manfully but with visible emotions.


Hoping you would show your face
I wished you would appear before me.


I haven't heard a thing you've said
I have not listened to anything you have said in a long time.


In at least a couple hundred days
It has been a minimum of several hundred days.


What'd you say?
Can you repeat what you said earlier?


I was in the front seat, shaking it out
I was in the passenger seat, attempting to shake off the anxiety.


And I was asking if you felt alright
I was inquiring about your wellbeing.


I never want to hear the truth
I do not want to hear the real facts.


I want to hear your voice, it sounded fine
I want to hear the sound of your voice, assuring me that all is alright.


My voice, it sounded fine
The sound of my voice was calm and unworried.


I could feel my heartbeat taking me down
My heartbeat was becoming too much to handle.


And for the moment, I would sleep alright
For the time being, I was okay with resting.


I'm dealing with a selfish fear
I am coping with a self-focused anxiety.


To keep me up another restless night
To prevent me from having a peaceful night's sleep.


The blood was dry, it was sober
The situation was calming and in control.


The feeling of audible cracks
The sensation of cracks and fissures that were audible.


And I could tell it was over
I could sense that it all came to an end.


From the curtains that hung from your neck
From the drapes that were draping your neck.


And I realized that then you were perfect
I came to the realization that you were then flawless.


And my teeth ripping out of my head
My teeth were being violently pulled out of my head.


And it looked like a painting I once knew
It resembled a painting that was once familiar to me.


Back when my thoughts weren't entirely intact
When my thoughts were not completely sound.


To pray for what I thought were angels
To appeal for what I supposed to be divine beings.


Ended up being ambulances
Ended up being emergency vehicles.


And the Lord showed me dreams of my daughter
And God presented me with visions of my child.


She was crying inside your stomach
She was shedding tears within your womb.


And I felt love again
I felt affection once more.




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Written by: John Andrew Hull

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@MyJess76

I could feel a hot one taking me down
For a moment, I could feel the force
Fainted to the point of tears
And you were holding on to make a point
What's the point?

I'm but a clean man, stable and alone man
Make it so I won't have to try
The faces always stay the same
So I face the fact that I'm just fine
I said that I'm just fine

I remember, head down
After you had found out
Manna is a hell of a drug
I need a little more, I think
Because enough is never quite enough
What's enough?

I took it like a grown man crying on the pavement
Hoping you would show your face
I haven't heard a thing you've said
In at least a couple hundred days
What'd you say?

I was in the front seat, shaking it out
And I was asking if you felt alright
I never want to hear the truth
I want to hear your voice, it sounded fine
My voice, it sounded fine

I could feel my heartbeat taking me down
And for the moment, I would sleep alright
I'm dealing with a selfish fear
To keep me up another restless night
Another restless night

The blood was dry, it was sober
The feeling of audible cracks
And I could tell it was over
From the curtains that hung from your neck

And I realized that then you were perfect
And my teeth ripping out of my head
And it looked like a painting I once knew
Back when my thoughts weren't entirely intact

To pray for what I thought were angels
Ended up being ambulances
And the Lord showed me dreams of my daughter
She was crying inside your stomach

And I felt love again



@wristcuttingEmoKid

And I could tell it was over 
From the curtains that hung from your neck 

And I realized that then you were perfect 
And my teeth ripping out of my head 
And it looked like a painting I once knew 
Back when my thoughts weren't entirely intact 

To pray for what I thought were angels 
Ended up being ambulances 
And the Lord showed me dreams of my daughter 
She was crying inside your stomach 

And I felt love again

My favorite part of the song because it means to me to hold on to those you have in your life because they could be gone today or tomorrow. And in light of something bad happening something good can come out of it as well so don't always look at things in a bad way.



All comments from YouTube:

@kirbycat

I am 61. My daughter loved this band. I went through some pretty profound struggles. I sit here today listening and bawling through this song because it takes me back. This group just cuts to the bone. 💔

@wannaseeyourpeacock1

This song reminds me of when I was in my drug addiction. 1 year 2 months sober! Makes me heart melt every time I hear it.

@jimmybried

Same here, an every night anthem to drinking and drugs. 11 years clean now.

@cashusclay69able

That line... I'm in the front seat shaking it out and I ask if you're alright 🖤🖤🖤

@aimal666

"So I prayed for what I thought were angels, ended up being ambulances..."

This line always hits me. It always makes me want to weep.

@SlowMovingEvil

same and im satan

@SlowMovingEvil

GuitarBrother im not a child of a disgusting "god" i was born from a mother i was created from a sperm

@envy2260190

+Athiest I'm confused, you don't believe in god but yet Satan is considered godly and you said you're satan.. you contradict yourself.

@crazylikeatiger8896

+Zack Carter fuckin idiot

@lowgik

you prove God to be real... even if you don't say anything.

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