The Weather
Pond Lyrics


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He sold out both his eyes
Yet sees her face
Her thighs in lace
Oh, why such waste?

Ghosts are only negative space
Ancestors, no blood
No place, no mark
Just voices, in the dark

The floor, is covered in champagne
The leather and the blood, and all the sudden rain
Man, you should' ve seen those cops baptize
The worst case scenario, survival game

He sold out both his eyes
Yet sees her face
Her thighs in lace
Oh, why such waste?

The floor, is covered in champagne
The leather and the blood, and all the sudden rain




Man, you should' ve seen those cops' batons
The worst case scenario, survival game

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Pond's song "The Weather" present a vivid narrative about the aftermath of a violent encounter. The first verse sets a haunting tone, as it describes a character who has "sold out both his eyes" but can still see the object of his desire: "Her face / Her thighs in lace." The next verse introduces the concept of ghosts, ancestors who are little more than "just voices, in the dark." These ethereal entities are contrasted with the physical elements that dominate the rest of the lyrics: the champagne on the floor, the blood on the leather furniture, and the sudden rain outside. The final two lines suggest that the character has survived a brush with the law, as the "worst case scenario, survival game" has ended in his favor.


Overall, the lyrics of "The Weather" are a masterclass in poetic ambiguity. The song paints a vivid picture of a violent encounter and its aftermath, but it never reveals the specifics of what has happened. This ambiguity creates a sense of tension and unease throughout the song. We are forced to fill in the gaps ourselves, to imagine the full scope of what has happened and what might happen next. The lyrics of "The Weather" are a powerful example of how evocative poetry can be when it leaves certain details to the imagination.


Line by Line Meaning

He sold out both his eyes
Even though he has lost his sight, he can still see her face and everything about her.


Yet sees her face
Despite being blind, he is able to clearly envision the woman he loves and her physical features.


Her thighs in lace
He is able to imagine the way she is dressed and her alluring appearance in his mind.


Oh, why such waste?
He laments not being able to see her in reality and feels it is a sad loss that he can only imagine her.


Ghosts are only negative space
Ghosts have no physical substance and only occupy space as a shadowy form.


Ancestors, no blood
Even though they are not alive, ancestors leave a legacy for their descendants with no physical connection remaining in their descendants.


No place, no mark
Ancestors do not leave any physical trace in this world other than a memory of their existence.


Just voices, in the dark
Only their voices can echo in the dark, reminding us of their presence.


The floor, is covered in champagne
The floor is littered with the remnants of celebration and memories.


The leather and the blood, and all the sudden rain
There are also remnants that are not celebratory, such as the indication of brutality and pain in blood and the startling, unpredictable nature of the rain.


Man, you should' ve seen those cops baptize
The violence is underscored by the image of the police 'baptizing' something, indicating a destructive act even in its holy implications.


The worst case scenario, survival game
The situation is at its most dire, requiring extreme measures and thought. It is a game of survival.


Man, you should' ve seen those cops' batons
The violence of the police is further emphasized by drawing attention to their brutal weaponry.




Writer(s): James William Terry, Nicholas Roland Allbrook, Joseph Michael Ryan, Jay Wesley Watson

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He sold out both his eyes
Yet sees her face
Her thighs in lace
Oh, why such waste?

Ghosts are only negative space
Ancestors, no blood
No place, no mark
Just voices, in the dark

The floor, is covered in champagne
The leather and the blood, and all the sudden rain
Man, you should’ve seen those cops baptise
The worst case scenario survival game

He sold out both his eyes
Yet sees her face
Her thighs in lace
Oh, why such waste?

The floor, is covered in champagne
The leather and the blood, and all the sudden rain
And man, you should’ve seen those cops baptise
the worst case scenario survival game



All comments from YouTube:

Curtis Maranda

This song gives me shivers. Saw them live and they blew everyone's minds!

Mr. Lumbergh

The first time I ever heard this band was at Desert Daze. Beach House just finished and walked over to the small stage and heard this... I didn't stick around for the full set because I was worried about getting to work the next day, but this was stuck in my head. I found their setlist to find out what it was, proceeded to play it on repeat about 7 or 8 times, then checked out the rest of The Weather. Within the week I had that and 9 on order and tickets to their show in LA last month. I have five of their albums now with MIFLSA on the way.

They became one of my favorite bands in only 3 months. Love them.

This track has an unorthodox chord structure so it sounds a bit eery, then when you find out what it's about you get chills. So good. Why oh why didn't I just decide to power through my shift and stick around for the whole set?

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Devin Reese

Yes

Dabz Queen

planning my honeymoon to Australia to see them!!

anime jesus

Curtis Maranda They are amazing live performers !

Taylor

One of the most beautiful songs in existence, I want to share this with the world but I also like keeping it my little secret ❤️

Sean Fox

Genuinely one of the best songs ever written. Period.

danethekid1

These guys are one of the most under rated groups in Australia.This Album is just ASTOUNDING! These lads undoubtably deserve the very least "ALBUM OF THE YEAR" ARIA AWARD. Every album gets better and better,I truely think that they now have perfected their synth retro/future world in sound. THANK YOU POND, THANK YOU.. I hope they pop down to Hobart. I'd love to show them around and take em out to DINNER in APPRECIATION of their FINE ARTISTIC AUSTRALIAN MASTER-PIECE!!! :)

tmc

This song makes me well up with tears of the weirdest feeling of okayness and happiness it’s such a weird experience that I’ve felt with few songs

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