Hangin - Bastille


by Simon Cleary 

The Experience: Hangin' gives us Bastille mixing from dry indie vocals, to a rock beating bridge. This single slides between dry regrets to a heartfelt cry 'Don't leave me hangin'!"


Music Video: Waiting. (We're left hangin'. 

The meaning of Bastille's Hangin' lyrics "start with the truth" of guilt. "Don't tell me you've never done a thing that, in honesty, you regret." We all have regrets, guilt and past sins. Hindsight pretends we could have been perfect. Bastille describes it as lurking at the stairs to "catch you unaware with 'I told you so'.
That sense of guilt leaves us 'hangin', a "guilty voice that still rings" out the words, "I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you." The voice of our accusing conscience won't leave us alone. 
Bastille's Hangin' gives us the closing message: make peace with your conscience, make peace with anyone you've hurt. Ask forgiveness and forgive yourself: and the guilty voice won't be hangin' around you anymore. 

Ask Yourself: Can I move on from my guilt and regret? Do I try to pretend I could have known and accuse myself? (And be left hangin') Or do I ask forgiveness to those I've hurt... and move on? 

LYRICS:

Hindsight's a wonderful thing
We were all experts in the end
I don't know where to begin
But let's start with the truth
‘Cause it gets you in the end
Don't tell me you've never done a thing
That, in honesty, you regret
That guilty voice that still rings
Blows around in the breeze
Through the branches in your hair

Still through the leaves
The wind keeps blowing, but...

Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you
Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you

Ooooh, it's coming for you
Ooooh, it's coming for you

Hindsight's an unhelpful friend
Who's awaiting man at the end
He catches you unaware
With 'I told you so'
At the spirit of the stairs
Don't tell me you've never done a thing
That in honesty, you regret
Those bits you'd rather forget
Cut them down, cut them down
And lay them all to rest

Still through the leaves
The wind keeps blowing, but...

Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you
Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you

Ooooh, it's coming for you
Ooooh, it's coming for you

Just leave me hanging in the breeze 
If it makes you feel better

Still through the leaves the wind keeps blowing
I could just turn the other cheek 
If it makes you feel better
Still through the leaves the wind keeps blowing, but
Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you

Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you
Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you

Ooooh, it's coming for you
Ooooh, it's coming for you

Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you
Don't leave me hanging
I'm coming for you, I'm coming for you

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