Cardamom December
Nasty Cherry Lyrics


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Diving into steamin′ waters
I'm never comin′ up for air under the rumblin' form
Turnin' green and gettin′ older
And missin′ out on what I was told my life would be about

3 a.m. insecurities
My confidence always leaves me when I sleep
Open up the window and let the rain in
Open up the window and let the rain in
My, what have I done?

Chasin' ′round my memories
Always the same ones that come back and torment me
My mind's been rusted over
Layin′ in a cold, empty bath
Dirty daydream slipped down the drain

Blurred into love, these dark days
Run and hide on borrowed drive
Cardamom December sun
Cardamom cold December sun

Oh, open up the window and let the rain in
Open up the window and let the rain in
My, what have I done?

Open up the window and let the rain in




Open up the window and let the rain in
My, what have I done?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Nasty Cherry's "Cardamom December" reveal a theme of personal struggle and introspection. The opening lines describe the singer diving into "steamin' waters" and never coming up for air, which can be interpreted as a metaphor for being consumed by one's own internal struggles. The following lines reference the singer turning green and getting older, and missing out on what they were told their life would be about. This can be interpreted as a reflection on the singer's own self-doubt, and how it has caused them to feel like they are not living up to their full potential.


The second verse continues this theme, as the singer describes feeling insecure in the middle of the night, and how their confidence always seems to leave them when they sleep. The chorus then urges the listener to "open up the window and let the rain in," a metaphor for letting go of one's own internal struggles and allowing themselves to be vulnerable. The line "my, what have I done?" is repeated throughout the chorus, which can be interpreted as the singer questioning the choices they have made in their life and wondering if they have made the right decisions.


Line by Line Meaning

Diving into steamin' waters
Jumping into situations that are intense and challenging


I'm never comin' up for air under the rumblin' form
Being trapped under the weight of difficult circumstances and struggling to find a way out


Turnin' green and gettin' older
Feeling sick and tired of dealing with the same issues and feeling like time is slipping away


And missin' out on what I was told my life would be about
Feeling like one's life is not living up to the expectations set by others or society


3 a.m. insecurities
Feeling anxious and uncertain in the middle of the night


My confidence always leaves me when I sleep
Lacking self-assurance and feeling vulnerable when alone with one's thoughts


Open up the window and let the rain in
Inviting emotions and feelings, even the uncomfortable ones, to come in and be acknowledged


My, what have I done?
Reflecting on past decisions and actions with regret or uncertainty


Chasin' 'round my memories
Thinking and obsessing over past experiences, both good and bad


Always the same ones that come back and torment me
Being haunted by specific memories that continue to cause emotional pain or distress


My mind's been rusted over
Feeling mentally stuck or stagnant, unable to move forward or find clarity


Layin' in a cold, empty bath
Feeling alone and disconnected, in a vulnerable and uninviting environment


Dirty daydream slipped down the drain
Feeling ashamed or guilty about a particular fantasy or desire, and trying to get rid of those thoughts


Blurred into love, these dark days
Feeling a mixture of intense emotions, including love, during challenging times


Run and hide on borrowed drive
Trying to keep going, even when feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, by relying on temporary motivation or support


Cardamom December sun
A specific memory or time period that has a particular emotional significance, perhaps related to the spice cardamom and its warmth and richness


Cardamom cold December sun
Emphasizing the contrast between the warmth and richness of the emotion or memory and the coldness of the time of year in which it occurred




Writer(s): Debbie Knox Hewson, Chloe Chaidez, Martin Stilling, Georgia Somary, Gabbriette Bechtel

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