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mk456

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The song "Into Dust" - What do the lyrics mean?

This song (youtube link here) is from the 1993 Mazzy Star album 'So Tonight That I Might See' - Hope Sandoval on vocals.

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Do you like the song or not like the song?

What do the lyrics mean to you ? do you interpret the song to mean anything?

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Still falling, breathless and on again

Inside today, beside me today

Around, broken in two

Till your eyes shed into dust

Like two strangers turning into dust

Till my hand shook with the weight of fear

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I could possibly be fading

Or have something more to gain

I could feel myself growing colder

I could feel myself under your fate

Under your fate

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It was you, breathless and torn

I could feel my eyes turning into dust

And two strangers turning into dust

Turning into dust

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https://www.youtube.com/w...LhPZFM>

[Edited 10/17/19 22:51pm]

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Reply #1 posted 10/18/19 10:25am

Germanegro

First of all I adore the album So Tonight That I Might See," so for the mention today, I say "Hellyeah!" highfive

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"Into Dust"--I would ponder and generally consider the notion of mankind's mortality being juxtaposed against the potential timeless endurance of love. Pair that notion with longing toward a stranger or longing for a domineering hand? What an image the lyrics project, leaning against your lover and crumbling into dust. Real poets may have more to say on the subject.

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mk456 said:

This song (youtube link here) is from the 1993 Mazzy Star album 'So Tonight That I Might See' - Hope Sandoval on vocals.

*

Do you like the song or not like the song?

What do the lyrics mean to you ? do you interpret the song to mean anything?

*

Still falling, breathless and on again

Inside today, beside me today

Around, broken in two

Till your eyes shed into dust

Like two strangers turning into dust

Till my hand shook with the weight of fear

*

I could possibly be fading

Or have something more to gain

I could feel myself growing colder

I could feel myself under your fate

Under your fate

*

It was you, breathless and torn

I could feel my eyes turning into dust

And two strangers turning into dust

Turning into dust

*

https://www.youtube.com/w...LhPZFM>

[Edited 10/17/19 22:51pm]

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Reply #2 posted 10/18/19 12:50pm

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Germanegro said:

First of all I adore the album So Tonight That I Might See," so for the mention today, I say "Hellyeah!" highfive

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"Into Dust"--I would ponder and generally consider the notion of mankind's mortality being juxtaposed against the potential timeless endurance of love. Pair that notion with longing toward a stranger or longing for a domineering hand? What an image the lyrics project, leaning against your lover and crumbling into dust. Real poets may have more to say on the subject.

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mk456 said:

This song (youtube link here) is from the 1993 Mazzy Star album 'So Tonight That I Might See' - Hope Sandoval on vocals.

*

Do you like the song or not like the song?

What do the lyrics mean to you ? do you interpret the song to mean anything?


High five back at you ! cool and thank you its nice to read someone else's interpretation of this song as that album made an impression on me also. I like your interpretation of the song and yes what an image the lyrics can project.

I played the song recently after going through an intense experience and it evoked deep aspects that felt almost beyond words. I want to put my recollections into words of what the lyrics meant to me when i get more quiet time - and will post here.

(your comment also made me ponder 'what is a 'real' poet ?' does being able to let certain words out onto paper define a real poet? perhaps there is the poetry of life 'inside' everything that is alive ? example the phrase 'poetry in motion' when describing a great sportsperson (okay im rambling im obviously not a poet biggrin )

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Reply #3 posted 10/19/19 11:59pm

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hmmm I was on a site a few years back where this was voted the top song to commit suicide to, but I'm not sure if it's about death or anything like that. I think it's about the end of a commited relationship and the lament about the destruction of their shared existence, once so certain all of a sudden becoming just a memory, where they were once intimately close they have drifted apart ("two strangers turning into dust"). She's struggling with the disconnection, not sure how to deal with conflicting emotions about whether they should still try to make it work or need to accept the demise of the relationship ("I could possibly be fading...Or have something more to gain"). Hope was in that relationship with that fellow at the time and he did note how toxic it was. We know 'Fade Into You' was about it, so this song might have been taking it further.

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Reply #4 posted 10/23/19 11:43am

Germanegro

^^^Hey, spacedolphin! I believe that is an excellent description for the meaing of the lyrics. Spot on!

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