Black Out Days
Phantogram Lyrics


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Hide the sun
I will leave your face out of my mind
You should save your eyes
A thousand voices howling in my head

Speak in tongues
I don't even recognize your face
Mirror on the wall
Tell me all the ways to stay away-ay ay ay ya

Away-ay ya
Away-ay ya
And stay away-ay ya
Away-ay ya
Away-ay ya

Dig a hole
Fireworks exploding in my hands
If I could paint the sky
Would all the stars be shining bloody red?

Stay-ay ay ay ya away-ay ya away-ay ya
And stay-ay ay ay ya away-ay ya away-ay ya
And stay away-ay ya away-ay ya away-ay ya
And stay away-ay ya away-ay ya away-ay ya





Black out days
I don't recognize you anymore

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Phantogram's song Black Out Days convey a sense of desperation and detachment. The opening lines, "Hide the sun, I will leave your face out of my mind" suggest a desire to avoid the light of day and any reminders of a person or situation that is difficult to face. The next lines, "A thousand voices howling in my head, Speak in tongues, I don't even recognize your face" suggest a sense of overload and disorientation in which the singer is unable to make sense of the world around her.


The use of the phrase "black out days" in the chorus further emphasizes this sense of disconnection and inability to engage with reality. The chorus repeats the phrase "stay away" which adds to the feeling of separation and the inability to connect with those around us. The song describes the feeling of being lost and directionless, as if the world is exploding and one person is powerless to stop it.


Phantogram's use of electronic instrumentation emphasizes the sense of detachment and disorder in the lyrics, and the overall effect is haunting and captivating. The chanted repetitions of the chorus contribute to a sense of urgency and desperation which makes the song even more compelling.


Line by Line Meaning

Hide the sun
To avoid the light, possibly to hide from something or someone.


I will leave your face out of my mind
I am trying to forget about you and move on, so I won't think about your face.


You should save your eyes
Don't look at me, as it will only hurt you.


A thousand voices howling in my head
I am overwhelmed with thoughts or emotions, possibly due to a difficult situation.


Speak in tongues
You are speaking a language I cannot understand or relate to, possibly because of a difference in perspective or experience.


I don't even recognize your face
You have changed so much, I can't even recognize you anymore or relate to who you are.


Mirror on the wall
Looking at myself in the mirror, I am questioning my own identity and existence.


Tell me all the ways to stay away-ay ay ay ya
I am asking for guidance on how to stay away from something or someone that may be causing me harm or negativity.


Dig a hole
I am creating a space or barrier to protect myself from something or someone.


Fireworks exploding in my hands
I am trying to control or contain something that is chaotic, possibly causing harm or destruction.


If I could paint the sky
I am imagining a world where I have the power to change or control my surroundings.


Would all the stars be shining bloody red?
I am questioning the nature of reality and the possibility of a world that is not as beautiful or hopeful as it seems.


Black out days
A period of time where everything seems dark, negative or hopeless.


I don't recognize you anymore
I have lost touch with who you are and cannot relate to you anymore.




Lyrics © Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Sarah Barthel, Joshua Carter

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Martyna-bw5dc

Stay away, away, away
Hide the sun
I will leave your face out of my mind
You should save your eyes
A thousand voices howling in my head
Speak in tongues
I don't even recognize your face
Mirror on the wall
Tell me all the ways to stay away, away, away
And stay away, away, away
Dig a hole
Fireworks exploding in my hands
If I could paint the sky
Well all the stars would shine a bloody red
Stay away, away, away
And stay away, away, away
And stay away (I'm hearing voices all the time up in my mind)
(I'm hearing voices and they're haunting my mind)
And stay away (I'm hearing voices all the time in my mind)
(I'm hearing voices and they're haunting my mind)
Black out days
I don't recognize you anymore



@stvssrie2305

De Lyrics:
Stay away, away, away
Hide the sun
I will leave your face out of my mind
You should save your eyes
A thousand voices howling in my head
Speak in tongues
I don't even recognize your face
Mirror on the wall
Tell me all the ways to stay away, away, away
And stay away, away, away
Dig a hole
Fireworks exploding in my hands
If I could paint the sky
Well all the stars would shine a bloody red
Stay away, away, away
And stay away, away, away
And stay away (I'm hearing voices all the time up in my mind)
(I'm hearing voices and they're haunting my mind)
And stay away (I'm hearing voices all the time in my mind)
(I'm hearing voices and they're haunting my mind)
Black out days
I don't recognize you anymore



@yas070

Hide the sun
I will leave your face out of my mind
You should save your eyes
A thousand voices howling in my head

Speak in tongues
I don’t even recognize your face
Mirror on the wall
Tell me all the ways to stay away

Ey ey ey ah
Away ey ah
Away ey ah
And stay
Away ey ah
Away ey ah
Away ey ah

Dig a hole
Fireworks exploding in my hands
If I could paint the sky
Would all the stars be shining bloody red?

Stay
Ey ey ey ah
Away ey ah
Away ey ah
And stay
Ey ey ey ah
Away ey ah
Away ey ah

And stay (I'm hearing voices all the time up in my mind)
Away ey ah
Away ey ah
Away ey ah (I'm hearing voices and they're haunting my mind)
And stay (I'm hearing voices all the time up in my mind)
Away ey ah
Away ey ah
Away ey ah (I'm hearing voices and they're haunting my mind)

Black out days
I don’t recognize you anymore



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@absynth8086

This is the kind of song that I get sad when it's over.

@idktbh92929

Alex Brice That’s what the replay button is for

@shroomsforbreakfast

Exactly so I keep replaying it on a loop 😂

@raymontdabizach

Internally or externally sad

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