Hollow - Tori Kelly



The Experience: I'm fragile and you know this... I'm paper-thin and you make me whole again... You pick up the parts that are broken... Tori Kelly discovers that empty, hollow, fragile and broken can be ingredients for happiness. As long as there's someone who fills, heals and holds...



Music Video: Tori Kelly sings Hollow in an empty house, at a piano with no music, and surrounded by empty cages - her happiness has flown. But the empty house isn't abandoned. It's clean - someone cares about it, even if it is empty and hollow. And even if the windows are smudged, they still let in the light.

The Meaning of Hollow: Empty and hollow can be lonely and anguished. They aren't any fun. But that's not the sound behind Hollow. Tori Kelly's message is that empty and hollow, fragile and paper-thin, aren't bad... as long as there's something, someone, to fill them. To hold them. To cherish them. People who are full of themselves don't "need" love. And they never find it. Cups can't hold anything if they're not hollow. But people who confess their weakness discover that hollowness is space open to love and perfection. Space open to someone who can pick up the parts that are broken and pour out their perfection on you.

Ask yourself: Who fills your hollowness? A friend? A lover? God?

LYRICS:

I don't wanna be the last man standing
I don't wanna be the lonely one
Picking petals when the party's over
No, it's not any fun

Cause I'm fragile
And you know this

So hold me
Wrap me in love, fill up my cup
Empty and only your love can fill up my cup
Cause I'm hollow
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh
Cause I'm hollow
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh

I don't wanna be the first one folding
I don't wanna be the joker heart
Tell me, darling, will you understand me?
And not show me your cards?

Cause I'm paper-thin
And you, you make me whole again

So hold me
Wrap me in love, fill up my cup
Empty and only your love can fill up my cup
Cause I'm hollow
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh
Cause I'm hollow
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh

I confess (yeah), my weakness
Til you pick up the parts that are broken
Pour out your perfection on me now

And hold me
Wrap me in love, fill up my cup
Empty, cause only your love can fill up my cup
So hold me
Wrap me in love, fill up my cup
Empty and only your love can fill up my cup
Cause I'm hollow
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh
Cause I'm hollow
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh
Cause I'm hollow (yeah)
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh (oh yeah)
Cause I'm hollow (I'm hollow)
Yeah, I'm hollow, oh oh oh

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