The Lumineers: Ho Hey Meaning
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Song Released: 2012
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Ho Hey Lyrics
I’ve been trying to do it right
I’ve been living a lonely life
I’ve been sleeping here instead
I’ve been sleeping in my bed
Sleeping in my bed
So show me family
All the blood that I would bleed
I don’t know where I...
anonymous May 21st, 2013 5:22pm report
No it's been said this is about him leaving New York for Denver. The Sweetheart is the city itself.
Canal and Bowery meet in Chinatown in New York. It's also known for it's out of town buss stops as it is at the end of the Manhattan Bridge and allows easy access out of the city. If you were going to leave New York, via Airport and didn't want to deal with the Jersey you would head there.
When he talks about what might have been this is his regrets about what he might have done in the city and that even as he is leaving she is (the city) standing next to him.
New York is famous for being a lonely place as it is so massive and that the "grind" of sleeping in the bed and getting up to face the city is taxing.
anonymous Apr 9th, 4:38pm report
I think its about two people w who loved each other but are not together due to one reason or the other..but whatever happens they'll always be there for each other
anonymous Oct 16th, 2019 10:01am report
I believe that he had a fantastic relationship and he stuff things up like it says I have been trying to do it right I have been living a lonely life as he has been trying to do the right things but he stuff up and now he's living a lonely life
anonymous Feb 10th, 2017 2:03am report
I feel that perhaps after his breakup with his "Sweetheart", he felt that there was nothing keeping him there anymore, and he is leaving. He comments on what might have happened if she met him at that bus station.
anonymous Apr 7th, 2014 4:49am report
It says "I don't think you're right for him" - so I believe it's about a relationship he had and lost and saying that they belong with each other.
anonymous Mar 24th, 2013 3:01am report
In the video you can clearly see that the female singer says "in my sweetHOME" it's a lot different the way your lips move when pronouncing the M.
anonymous Feb 1st, 2013 2:32pm report
I had read somewhere that Canal and Bowery street was a place to purchase engagement rings and having a few relatives about to get married, the conversation of the origins of "Here Comes the Bride" song had me looking at wikipedia.
The play in which the song was first introduced in opera Lohengrin and was performed on Bowery street in NYC so it makes me wonder if this song was inspired by that. If not, the parallels are interesting.
There is also a Canal street in New Orleans in that it so happens that my
Uncle proposed to my aunt.
anonymous Jan 15th, 2013 1:51pm report
Canal and Bowery is where the fung wah bus line drops off passengers from Boston. I know I have met my girl there many times
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