Oh Hellos, The - Constellations Lyrics




I can feel it on my tongue
Brick and mortar as thick as scripture
Drawing lines in the sand and laying borders as tall as towers
I babble on until my voice is gone

This hill I'll die on is about 90 meters of bricks
Colored indigo, inscribed with my name, and lined with cedar
But the words fall flat like cymbals crashing
Like molars gnashing

'Cause like constellations a million years away
Every good intention, every good intention
Is interpolation, a line we drew in the array
Looking for the faces, looking for the shapes in the silence

All that's left for me to climb to the heavens is
The chasm of the night and a matter of time
But I hear the rumble
As the tectonic plates start to shake
And I feel my blood pounding like the beat of a drum

'Cause like constellations a million years away
Every good intention, every good intention
Is interpolation, a line we drew in the array
Clinging to the faces, clinging to the shapes in the silence

Like constellations imploding in the night
Everything is turning, everything is turning
And the shapes that you drew may change beneath a different light
And everything you thought you knew will fall apart, but you'll be all right





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Oh Hellos, The Constellations Comments
  1. belle

    oh this cute....

  2. Damviennt Vin Skinner

    My taste of music brought me here. And my *R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S*

  3. Isabella Kuchnsky

    It was quite pleasant to listen to this as I collected pretty orange pebbles in my forest to surround a great white stone I unearthed. Thank you.

  4. Bill Shookspeare

    I love this whole song, but my favorite lines have got to be:
    "Like constellations a million years away, every good intention is interpolation" and "This hill I'll die on is about ninety meters of bricks, colored indigo and inscribed with my name"

  5. Bun Bun

    I don't know why or how this popped up in my recommended but I'm not complaining, this went in my awesome music playlist within like 30 seconds.

  6. Otter Moon

    This is the piece of me that I was missing
    After I listened to this the raccoon that I've been chasing through my dreams , he finally took my hand and we ran

    Crystal Spark

    Good for you!

  7. Javan Patrick Reigner

    This sends shivers down my spine. The good kind

  8. allen c.

    my heart hurts

  9. Wake me Up inside

    Listening to this type of music again makes me feel safe and a false sense of happiness

  10. Thomas Allen

    does this song feel biblical like to anyone?






    just wondering

    Catlisma

    i don't see it :S

  11. LIAM JACOB CAMET

    Wow, this great. This was in my recomended.

  12. Paris Naturefaeシ

    This is the essence of my soul.

  13. Wolves Prowl At Night

    I discovered this song on accident, but it was the best accident I've done. You all sound lovely, I adore this song and will be checking out more music from you.

  14. • Abigail Faith 아비갤 •

    Isn’t this about the building of the Tower of Babel

  15. Kris Itchon

    wonder what this will sound like on a piano

  16. kikml22

    1:30 is definitely my favorite stanza

  17. Corn Mono

    Wow that's a LOT of Biblical imagery; good stuff.

  18. Egg

    This was posted on my birthday
    :)

  19. Curly McJensenpants

    Idk why but this reminds me of Rick and Morty

  20. annabelulu

    my girlfriend told me this song reminds her of me and ive had it on repeat for weeks, its so addicting

  21. Δήμητρα οικ

    Adored it

  22. Asher :p

    heard the first 5 seconds and it was already liked

  23. Corey Dellosa

    i do not regret accidentally clicking... hello new favorite band

  24. _Rhyolite

    Listened to this as I was driving passed a field of cows. Seemed fitting.

  25. Some One

    I think I just need to listen to everything now... But I'm supposed to "wake up" in like 15 minutes

  26. Dear Salty Kid,

    Does anyone know what Notos means?

    Aurugentum

    Notos is the name of the Greek god of the south wind.

  27. Whoop :P

    The Oh Hellos, Sleeping At Last, Sea Wolf, Radical Face and Little Chief all have great traveling music

    Edit: this got a bunch of likes, thank you! Cosmo Sheldrake, Mumford and Sons, ect. are great additions!

    Ya boi Veronica

    Mumford and sons too!

    Whoop :P

    The Oh Hellos, Sleeping At Last, Sea Wolf, Radical Face and Little Chief all have great traveling music

    Edit: this got a bunch of likes, thank you! Cosmo Sheldrake, Mumford and Sons, ect. are great additions!

    Cormorant Colors

    Not _exactly_ the same vibe, but Crane Wives.

    Lilly Branch

    and birdtalker

  28. Catermelon Official

    I was on a plane recently, and I put this on loop and listened to it for the entire 4 hour flight. I’m still not tired of it.

    Perfection.

  29. King of Flowers

    This song is what stargazing sounds like

    Looloo 123

    King of Flowers omg yes

    Otter Moon

    It's true

  30. Bianca Vazquez

    The Oh Hellos are very good at making these songs!!! Like this if u like the songs of the Oh Hellos!!!!

  31. Sheepish

    The oh hello’s music is so strange to me because it’s so good, that it can enter places and experiences in my head. It’s arguably the most perfect music to attach to memories that it makes them all the more impactful.

  32. Leila Sabour

    honestly, im the "always-does-weird-shit-because-of-people-saying-no-balls" and always-chooses-dare-in-ToD" kind of person. i listen to punk rock, emotions dont phase me, resident badass if i do say so myself. but then i get home, and theres no one to hear me scream these lyrics. No one to hear me cry over the beauty of the melody and baseline of this song. And no one to see this kind of music bring out the real me under this thick skin of mine. Even after smashing bottles against rocks or chugging 2 quarts of gatorade then throwing up, theres still a little girl who always just loved to dance like no one was watching. Thank you genuinely for bringing her back to me. I love you guys. You're amazing. Never stop creating. ❤❤

    Card Kitti

    this is super inspiring man. keep being you.

  33. Abby Linker

    you guys deserve the world

  34. bowentreify

    This song came over to my house and fucked my sister

  35. Raven Mitts

    Hey, does anyone know the chords to this song? They're not on ultimate guitar which surprises me, I thought I'd ask.

  36. Jeffrey Stockham

    There something absolutely enchanting about this song and the album artwork

  37. Mia Andreatta

    I just discovered this band today. And oh my goodness I am blown away!!

  38. Lao

    are any of y’all here from the klance fic star-crossed???? because i’m about to combust

  39. Kitten Tail

    This reminds me of hades town the musical

    Valerie C.

    This song reminded me of another musical! Dear Evan Hansen to be particular

    Aurugentum

    same!! i love hadestown.

  40. Oafishhh

    this song needs WAY more love

  41. MaddieDiggin

    That babble on/ Babel on/Babylon play on words is just *chef’s kiss* magnificent

    Nicolas Gray

    I think it's a reference to the Tower of Babel but I like your connection too.

    Rachel B

    @Nicolas Gray it's all three bro

  42. raccoonteeth

    this makes me want to lay in a field under a clear blue sky next to someone i love

  43. Fen Wolf

    Remember, kids! Nazis are bad! Just ask Wolfenstein!

  44. Erin Connelly

    I ADORE this song! My childhood pretty much took place in what but a brick tower on a hill, it was a little fort my friends and I built. So I relate on an oddly personal level to this song

  45. PrimeDay

    As soon as this started to play my brain just? Went? "Who's your friend who likes to play? BING BONG BING BONG!"

    Eric Renrut

    BING BONG BING BONG

    Eric Renrut

    *Mr. Stark I don't feel so good.*

  46. Maureen Trashmctrash

    this song but instead of "brick and mortar" its "rick and morty" (i have not, and never will watch the show)

    Greta Blackwell

    Your icon alarms me. I approve.

  47. ChrystalDarkligh

    O.O yeah... I need to get this song on my phone... I need this on one of my playlist! <3

  48. nomi inquies

    I feel like i can enter this song, with headphones and closed eyes. Like a safe place.

    Animaker

    The Oh Hellos are the one and only band who can lead my mind away from fear. Fear of death and nothingness, the thoughts that keep me up at night. I know it's not good to entirely suppress them, but when I listen to The Oh Hellos, I feel like I'm floating. And for a short moment, everything is gone.

    And for that moment, that is good.

    Leila Sabour

    @Animaker amen.

    Erik Hamilton

    @nomi inquies Thank you for commenting that. I allowed myself to do that after reading your comment and remembered that magic is all around us. I wrapped myself in a blanket of this song.

    The Pip

    Animaker

    Except pale white horse. That throws the fear of death right in your face.

    Abbigail Hutchinson

    OMG RIGHT!?

  49. Brianna Bergman

    Is this band still producing music?? I've recently gotten into them and every song is beautiful

    Animaker

    Ikr, I really hope they do though

    Aaron Marrs

    They're wrapping up a tour right now, so hopefully they'll make a new album afterwards?

    Animaker

    @Aaron Marrs Join me in prayers, my brothers and sisters, may the Oh Hellos never stop sharing their holy talent with us commoners.

    Child Friendly Child I Swear

    @Animaker not even religious but im praying hard as fuck

    Wolves Prowl At Night

    @Child Friendly Child I Swear Same here.

  50. Some Dork

    i’ve been listening to this band for years now, and i’ve never felt the growing-old feeling i normally get. thank you Oh Hellos for making my life a bit better.

  51. Groove Emu

    wow just wow, this song is so pretty

  52. Josefina Meyer

    I really like this song. I relate to it. Kinda. At least my interpretation of it. I think it's about, like, the way that language and messages change over time and the original meaning ascribed to it changes as well with different interpretations of it. But also that you kind of cling to the original meaning of it, to not have it changed because it's important to you. But can't stop everything changes and different interpretations are made and the stars move and words and symbols change meaning and your message is lost, and is not yours anymore.

    I myself am afraid of that. That the thing that I wanted to say is lost to time. And maybe I have kinda contributed to that process with this comment. I put another interpretation out there and with every interpretation it like, kinda changes the message, at least for one person.
    It's a thing that is going to happen. And even more with works of art, because they can be interpreted so much already. And even in the creation of art the message you want to send can change, without even the artist knowing. The first meaning is lost and forgotten. But another replaces it.

    I've got to accept this process, even though I'm scared of it. I guess I'm afraid that I and my messages will get lost and I will be forgotten. You know, the second death that people talk about. I'm scared of that.
    Things are going to change but you want to be remembered. But I'm probably not going to be remembered, at least not for that long and not by many. I hope that I'm remembered, but with as many people who are already forgotten I don't have that much of a statistical chance.

    I have to accept that. I'm working on it, but I'm scared.
    Well, I do have a plan to like, a one message preserved. I don't know what it's going to be yet, but I have a plan that maybe someone will see this message by me and the second death will happen much later.
    Ok, so here is my plan. I will chisel my message signed by me into a cave in a non-earthquake prone area. And the rock of the cave has to be something that doesn't erode fast. So no sandstone caves. And like, a cave where there aren't stalagmites and stuff, because that could also block it.
    But yeah, even if it doesn't get much traffic some curious soul will find it some day maybe. They'll wonder: 'Oh, who was this person?' and I will be thought of and remembered at least a bit. And be alive in that person's thoughts and memories.


    Yeah. This got long. But yeah, I'm processing my fear here. It's a step on the way to accept that I will be forgotten some day.

    Anyway. I had another thought about this song. I has at least a theme of the tower of Babel. There's like lines about reaching the heavens. About towers and of course the word Babel in there. Then there is like, scripture borders? Like how the different languages created borders between the people.
    The like faces and shapes that they're looking for could be like angels and god, but I'm less certain about that specifically. And other songs also reference stuff in the bible, like smearing of oil on David and other Kings. So yeah. I think that's likely.

    Again really nice song. Not only does is sound so great, it's also deep and made me examine my fears, so that they're less abstract and more concrete so that I can deal with them better.

    Josefina Meyer

    Hm. Just looked up interpolation. It means basically like what I fear. That messages get different meanings than they intend to by force.

    But yeah, the other meanings of the word interpolation are also really scary. Like, someone inserting other things into a dialogue :O

    Or even worse! MATHEMATICS!

    Anna K

    ​@Josefina Meyer Woah that's a really detailed interpretation. I was looking at the lyrics and it seems like you might be right, like the narrator/singer is someone who is trying to "babel" on and on and get their message heard, but they realize that everything is turning, and that "shapes that you drew may change beneath a different light". The ending of the song seems to be them realizing and acknowledging this, when they say that despite their fear they're going to be all right.


    Thanks for making me hear the song in a different way! :)

  53. King Rojieks

    Sleeping at last and the oh hellos need to make a mashup

    molty copper

    My people omg

    kachicu

    mY PEOPLE

    Cass C

    God, OP your mind

  54. - Starsoul Studios -

    Henlo, I know many people relate these Oh Hello Songs to Christianity, but as a failed Christian [Tried to believe, but couldn't] and beginner Wiccan, I feel like these songs teach me that it's okay to be different from the rest of the world, to branch away, even if it's to another place not known as holy. As a Wiccan, I do believe in God, yes, but I also believe in spiritualism, the stars, and self infliction. Being Wiccan is what makes me feel whole, like being Christian is to some people. Have a good day, to all religious and non-religious people, may your Gods and Goddesses bless you on your path to righteousness.

    Kiplo

    Yeah, I also interpret this as Wiccan! Something about it has a very ancient Celtic feel to me :)

    Speed

    @- Starsoul Studios - Thank you. I haven't heard of Wiccan before, but who really knows all of the names of all the many religions and denominations
    -__(• - •)__-

    noah moore

    @Speed I thought it was about the building of the tower of babel

    Speed

    @noah moore Interesting. I never would have thought of that.

    noah moore

    @Speed yeah like the different languages created to split them apart

  55. Silixia

    I love The Oh Hellos :)

  56. Cora Carter

    I have so many animatic ideas for this band's songs

    Faith Swartz

    Cora Carter- i love animatics!!! Let me know when u post it?

    Cora Carter

    @Faith Swartz okay!

    ash

    i hope you get them made some day! even though it has been 6 months

  57. Cora Carter

    G O D
    I FRIKING
    L O V E
    THIS BAND

  58. Kay Scharmie

    This is a song that I truly wish I could like multiple times. Thank you for the beautiful music.

  59. Avalon Perez

    I don't know what we did to deserve this band. They are too good for us, but we desperately need more like them.

    Castaccio Nut

    We don't need them, we WANT them

    Tanna Tea

    You think very little of yourself

    frytki nie są smaczne

    well I mean, there once was of monsters and men but I'm getting worried they might have abandoned folk for the bIg wOrLD oF PoP. so you know, treasure the oh hellos for they might get famous some day and leave us

    corbinjelen

    It's not quite the same style but it makes you feel the same way. Try out the dodos especially the song horny hippies

  60. Clownscum

    music like this is really what keeps the world turnin huh?

    I J

    kuro....giri?

    Psÿçhøtïç Ambítìøn

    Oh shit same

    Cybelle

    Hello Kurogiri, got tired of Shigaraki?

  61. [Ultimate] [derp]

    You guys are fantastic,honestly.

  62. crina

    A fanfiction brought me here B)

    Jessica Murphy

    Same here! Was it perhaps Star-crossed, a voltron theme fanfic?

  63. Cheese Wizard

    It’s funny how the name is that of a Greek wind god, yet the aesthetic seems more akin to the night sky.

    Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely no problem with it, I love it.

    nomi inquies

    But that's so cute since it's actually called constellations and you heard that, despite thinking it was about the greek god of wind.

    Aurugentum

    @nomi inquies They mean the name of the album, Notos. it's the Greek god of the south wind.

    nomi inquies

    @Aurugentum didn't sound like they were referring to the whole album to me

    Aurugentum

    @nomi inquies "aesthetic seems akin to the night sky" they were talking about the cover for the whole album, not just the specific song.

    nomi inquies

    @Aurugentum perhaps

  64. Dylan Ford

    I love when greatness shines through 😉

  65. Kaylee Wallace

    Still one of the best

  66. Olivia Lauren

    this song is so magical and it makes my heart feel whole

  67. Michael Scarboro

    this makes me cry sometimes

    Sleepy Pup

    Michael Scarboro I'm crying right now oh boy

    Tide

    Me too 😢

    Kaydee Rosen

    Crying rn. Makes me feel so nostalgic

  68. Hakajin

    God, do I ever love this song!!! It's beautiful, and so interesting! I love how the guitar motif sounds like twinkling stars. Beyond that, how it works on two metaphorical levels: it starts out with the tower of Babel, relating the attempt to reach the divine and the resulting chaos, to how attempts to create meaning and connect with each other go awry. And then, it turns to the heavens themselves, constellations, shapes which only exist in our view, and uses that to refer to how we create meaning out of nothing. Seems awfully existential for The Oh Hellos, but I love it! That line about "Looking for the faces, looking for the shapes in the silence..." is especially haunting, especially with how quiet it goes there. Oh, and when it hits "But I hear the rumble," and that cascading violin sound comes in, I love how that gives the impression of falling, like bricks falling from a crumbling tower. I love stuff like that!

    Danny Walsh

    Hakajin Hi! A few months ago the two of us got in an Oh Hellos conversation in these comments. Do you happen to know when their next album will come out? It must be close. I thought it was going to be released last Friday because of how it would mirror Notos and Eurus.

    Hakajin

    Yeah, I remember! I don't, but I wish I did; I've been waiting and waiting for the next single to drop. I assume that the EP will be out two weeks after that, because of how the other two came out. They did just finish touring, so... I was hoping they'd play something from Boreas when I went to see them a couple of weeks ago, but alas, they did not.

    Cheese Wizard

    So, you’re saying that instrumental part is kind of like developing a feeling that nothing makes sense, and everything starts to apart, but then beginning to make sense again from the rubble?

  69. LordZaldyron

    This is the best song off the new album imo. It's pure magic!

  70. Matthew Hedges

    My fav of the new record, love this

  71. rosetigerlion

    I can feel it on my tongue
    Brick and mortar as thick as scripture
    Drawing lines in the sand and laying borders as tall as towers
    I babel on until my voice is gone

    This hill I'll die on is about 90 meters of bricks
    Colored indigo, inscribed with my name, and lined with cedar
    But the words fall flat like cymbals crashing
    Like molars gnashing

    'Cause like constellations a million years away
    Every good intention, every good intention
    Is interpolation, a line we drew in the array
    Looking for the faces, looking for the shapes in the silence

    All that's left for me to climb to the heavens is
    The chasm of the night and a matter of time
    But I hear the rumble
    As the tectonic plates start to shake
    And I feel my blood pounding like the beat of a drum

    'Cause like constellations a million years away
    Every good intention, every good intention
    Is interpolation, a line we drew in the array
    Clinging to the faces, clinging to the shapes in the silence

    Like constellations imploding in the night
    Everything is turning, everything is turning
    And the shapes that you drew may change beneath a different light
    And everything you thought you knew will fall apart, but you'll be all right

    C.o.R (Lex)

    @Ilse Bailey babble*

    Awkward Artists

    I see you in nearly every song from this band! A fan of them as well, I see?

    Thank you for the lyrics though, please.

    Tiana Mjoen

    @C.o.R (Lex) believe its refering to the tower of babel

    A Bird Lover

    oh dang, that last last stanza hits hard

    rosetigerlion

    @Awkward Artists I love them so much!! And I love singing and having the lyrics in front of me so I just copy and paste them from google

  72. NightBrains

    Phenomenal. Thank you guys so much.

  73. MB P

    Another classic Oh Hello jam.

  74. TwistTheCat

    Best track of the record. Good