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Mazzy Star: Into Dust Meaning

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Into Dust Lyrics

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...

  1. Mack
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    Jun 26th 2020 report

    I hear a lot of songs that are played in the background whether in t.v shows or movies. If they " speak " to me I always try looking them up. This tune is sweet and haunting at the same time.my interpretation of the song is that there was a couple so bonded that when the male died it faded into dust and when she thought of him her eyes faded to dust not wanting to see a life without him.she try to hide the feelings and now thought of him as a stranger as a coping mechanism because she was now in this strange world without him.she is divided on whether she has more to gain or too join him as her hand shook in fear not knowing what to do , her soul is crushed and in a deep state of depression she doesn't know how she will carry on .

  2. anonymous
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    May 13th 2020 report

    I was aware of "fade into you" in 93 but I'm 45 now, and revisited Mazzy Star. I've since became a writer of poetry since I was 24. Without symbolism, this song seems dark, and depressing. However, Hope Sandoval's reoccurring metaphors of "eyes","fading","dust" in other songs, and the reoccurring themes of the freedom of the anticipation of the future, and chains of the past, disintegration of ego by means of perhaps multiple avenues including transcendence through the fear of the extremes associated with ultimate vulnerability into the voids of unknown experiences.
    That once one drops the armor of the past present and future, along with one's own protector, the ego, one faces ones deepest fears. However, it's my opinion that "fade into you" may be a less abstract expression of these same themes, and perhaps less disconnected by reason of a deeply intimate encounter, and for the merging with another's consciousness. In "Into dust" the symbolism seem to perhaps be, in my opinion a convergence of the formerly stated fading of one's ego by unification of another's whereby both egos merged that perhaps created the strength to further explore independent experiences of an even more disconnected self reflection with only the fleeting company of her former self while falling through the weightlessness of the "now" which is uniquely distinguished from the present, for the present is an illusion created by the combination of past experiences, and the always impending future. In "into dust" I imagine a very deeply abstract experience was the inspiration for her deeply profound expression of a dualistic encounter with herself, perhaps a duelly duelistic

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2008 report

    This song seems to be about loss considering the sad feel of the song. It is still a very good song but it makes you feel a bit depressed.


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