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Song Released: 2010

Hello Seattle Lyrics

Hello Seattle, I am a mountaineer
In the hills and highlands
I fall asleep in hospital parking lots
And awake in your mouth

Hello Seattle, I am a manteray
Deep beneathe the blue waves
Ill crawl the sandy bottom of Puget Sound


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 12th 2011 report

    This song is about Seattle, which Adam Young (the songwriter) often imagined and dreamt about.
    He grew up in a small town in Minnesota, and had never travelled a lot, haven't even seen the ocean before.

    I his blog he writes about his first trip to Seattle.
    "I can remember staring out the window and daydreaming about this place during class when I was a freshmen in high school so needless to say, being here for the first time is indeed a bit surreal for me. And from the little I’ve seen of it thus far, I can safely say it’s enchanting."
    (Link: http://owlcityblog.com/2009/04/07/helloooooooooo-seattle/)

    In an interview with Female First, Young said:
    "Hello Seattle is a song about growing up in Minnesota, imagining what the city of Seattle was like without having visited. It's about daydreams and imaginings where you are things that dwell in/around the Emerald City, thus giving the listener a first person view."
    (Link: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=18635)

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2021 report

    I thought before I read the real interpretation now that the song is an expression of love.......but getting the real interpretation now is nice.

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 6th 2017 report

    The song is about him experiencing the great city of Seattle in every possible way. He's dreaming about the experiences he had there (very powerful).

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2017 report

    I thought it may be a sexual reference, not gonna lie.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 31st 2014 report

    sangum bhedum; owl cityx2 - tree = hospital
    red +blue != lightouse; == hospital
    owl city died

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2013 report

    I think its saying about different stages of life appears in nature..

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2011 report

    It means he was so excited to go to Seattle because he'd always dreamt of it and now since he's there he wants to experience Seattle at every perspective possible

  8. anonymous
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    May 17th 2011 report

    I thought before reading the above that it was a wrong song... i mean 'i awake in your mouth' and 'I will disguise myself as a sleeping pill And descend inside of you' yea it seemed weird but now...i know the truth its about him dreaming about seattle growing up

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 29th 2011 report

    It's about him when he arrived in seattle when he got his record deal.

  10. BloodAndInkPaint
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    Nov 20th 2010 report

    Im going to make this short and sweat, "I am an oldlight house, I am the moon" etc etc all thats missing in the song is "Hello Seattle I am Seattle." Its not that he fells at home in Seattle but he is one with Seattle.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. anonymous
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    May 20th 2010 report

    Seatless could be the literal city, and it makes him feel secure being there, or it could be a metaphor for somebody who he loves, who makes him feel secure and right where he needs to be.

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