Hang You From The Heavens
The Dead Weather Lyrics


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I never know how to treat you
You say I love you but it ain't true
I'm walking away now
One step forward and back two

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens
I don't know how to let you go
Or if I should keep you
I don't know how to let you know, hey
I really do got a reason

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And drag you to the devil

I never know why I push you
Just to, just to confuse you
I make the hole just to see how
See through me how I push you

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And sell you off to the devil

I never know in what mood you'll be
Be mine be kind or be cruel to me
I'm walking away now
One step forward and back three

I never know what I'm gonna do
I say I'm leaving but it ain't true
I got a lot I could do to you, hey
Nothing you can do to stop this

I wanna grab you by the hair
I wanna grab you by the hair




I wanna grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens

Overall Meaning

The Dead Weather's song Hang You From The Heavens is a thrilling and intense song that revolves around the uncertainty of how to treat someone in a changing relationship. The lyrics express confusion, aggression, and a desire for control. The singer admits to not knowing how to treat their partner, questioning whether they should keep them or let them go. They reveal their innermost thoughts of wanting to grab them by the hair and "hang them up from the heavens," or "drag them to the devil." The lyrics suggest a sense of desperation and recklessness, with the singer unsure of what their next move should be, but incredibly determined to make a decision nonetheless.


The chorus is the most prominent part of the song, where the singer repeats the same line over and over again, emphasizing the intensity and aggressive nature of their emotions. The repetition of "I'd like to grab you by the hair" and "hang you up from the heavens" is almost hypnotic, drawing the listener in and adding to the overall feeling of danger and unpredictability.


Overall, while the lyrics in Hang You From The Heavens may come across as violent and aggressive, they portray a complex and deeply emotional experience of a person struggling to navigate a confusing and complicated relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

I never know how to treat you
I am unsure of how to behave towards you


You say I love you but it ain't true
You claim to love me but your words are insincere


I'm walking away now
I am leaving this situation


One step forward and back two
I feel like I am making minimal progress and am stuck in a cycle


I'd like to grab you by the hair
I am filled with an intense desire to exert control over you


And hang you up from the heavens
I want to showcase my power by subjecting you to a harsh punishment


I don't know how to let you go
I am unsure of how to move on from you


Or if I should keep you
I am conflicted about whether or not I should continue our relationship


I don't know how to let you know, hey
I am struggling to communicate my feelings to you


I really do got a reason
I have a valid justification for my actions


And drag you to the devil
I want to subject you to immense torment and suffering


I never know why I push you
I am unsure of why I feel the need to aggravate you


Just to, just to confuse you
I sometimes intentionally instigate confusion in our relationship


I make the hole just to see how
I create difficult situations to test your loyalty or affection


See through me how I push you
You can see that I am intentionally pushing your buttons


And sell you off to the devil
I would willingly trade your well-being for my own gains


I never know in what mood you'll be
I have trouble predicting your emotions or behavior


Be mine be kind or be cruel to me
You may either be loving or harsh to me


One step forward and back three
I feel that my efforts are ultimately futile and ineffective


I never know what I'm gonna do
I am prone to unpredictable or impulsive behavior


I say I'm leaving but it ain't true
Although I suggest that I may leave, I am uncertain about whether or not I will


I got a lot I could do to you, hey
I have multiple options for actions or responses towards you


Nothing you can do to stop this
You have no control over my intentions or actions




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Alison Mosshart, Dean Anthony Fertita

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@tjradmila

I never know how to treat you
You say I love you but it ain't true
I'm walking away now
One step forward and back two

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens

I don't know how to let you go
Or if I should keep you
I don't know how to let you know, hey
I really do got a reason

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And drag you to the devil

I never know why I push you
Just to, just to confuse you
I make the hole just to see how
See through me how I push you

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And sell you off to the devil

I never know in what mood you'll be
Be mine be kind or be cruel to me
I'm walking away now
One step forward and back three

I never know what I'm gonna do
I say I'm leaving but it ain't true
I got a lot I could do to you, hey
Nothing you can do to stop this

I wanna grab you by the hair
I wanna grab you by the hair
I wanna grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens



@chloereppas3653

I never know how to treat you
You say I love you but it ain't true
I'm walking away now
One step forward and back two

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens

I don't know how to let you go
Or if I should keep you
I don't know how to let you know, hey
I really do got a reason

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And drag you to the devil

I never know why I push you
Just to, just to confuse you
I make the hole just to see how
See through me how I push you

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens

I'd like to grab you by the hair
And sell you off to the devil

I never know in what mood you'll be
Be mine be kind or be cruel to me
I'm walking away now
One step forward and back three

I never know what I'm gonna do
I say I'm leaving but it ain't true
I got a lot I could do to you, hey
Nothing you can do to stop this

I wanna grab you by the hair
I wanna grab you by the hair
I wanna grab you by the hair
And hang you up from the heavens



All comments from YouTube:

@metalheadneji

I love this song; the vocals rock, the bass rocks, the drums rock, and the guitar rocks. Haven't heard it over two years.

@lounesamies7459

Masterpiece..ever

@hardlyevolved

Yay that was a great show; what a nice surprise to find ourselves in their video.

@YerpDerp17

Thats so random. lol I am jealous though. It's one of my favorite concerts to watch. For many years I have watched all the songs performed at that specific concert, because I think its the best version of all of those songs. I always find myself coming back to them every few months. It's ironic that this is the first time I have come across the official video. I am so used to the live version of this song. lol Those are some really awesome memories for you to have though!

@seurat2

So happy for Allison that this band has happened and should finally make her known to a really big audience.

@4wearemany

Loved the interlude with the drums!!

@strangewayfaringstranger

This is one of the coolest songs ever.

@YerpDerp17

Whats even better is the actual audio live recording that this video is taken from is the version I prefer. It's so good. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't seen it. It is just way more bombastic, and much more energy. This is one of those rare bands where I prefer almost all of their songs live compared to the studio version.

@valentinesway

Here for it in 2022 🖤

@gangabv15

The best "new" band of 2009 Rock Rock Rock.....Rock Rock

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