James song: hollow world


Senior Member
Portuguese (Portugal)
A song by the band James (full lyrics here) has the line:

I'll meet you inside this hollow world
I've been wondering what this refers to. I thought it might be the "craft" that is mentioned earlier in the song, but I'm not entirely convinced of this. Is it some known idiom?

Any other ideas would be welcome.
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The lyrics do suggest that the singer if located in some kind of aircraft ("stratosphere," "gliding," "craft"), so perhaps this craft is itself a "hollow world?"

    It's probably meant to sound poetic or to express suffering or loneliness.


    Senior Member
    USA - English
    He's at the top (stratosphere) of his craft and gliding because it's now easy. But it's dark and when he looks inside at the top it's hollow, empty and meaningless like Trisia said.