Hundred Dollar Suit Song Lyrics by Husky


Husky - Hundred Dollar Suit Lyrics

Artist: Husky
Album: Forever So
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

Into the freeze I make my way
Follow a light unto the nations in my head
Speak not of tomorrow or yesterday
Let us be what we will never be again

On my knees in a hundred dollar suit
All the people came out of their shops
And in their cars the people watched me
Praying in the rain
Shipwrecked hearts start sailing
I wanna see my home again
I wanna see my home again

I still remember every day
Although I thought I'd forgotten everything
The streets in my mind still lead the way
And the people they still smile as they go by

On my knees in a hundred dollar suit
Some think it holy, some just crazy
As the lightening provides glimpses of me
Praying in the rain
Shipwrecked hearts start sailing
I wanna see my home again
Praying in the rain
See the ghosts start sailing

Wild man roams the mountains of my history
Deep sea flourishes with life inside my head
Old love, thought that you had gone away from here

Some think it holy, some just crazy
As the lightening provides glimpses of me
Praying in the rain
Shipwrecked hearts start sailing
I wanna see my home again

Praying in the rain
Shipwrecked hearts start sailing

On my knees in a hundred dollar suit


“On my knees in a hundred dollar suit..” No, this is not our staff praying in a hundred dollar suit, it’s part of the lyrics by Husky. The Australian Band released their debut album “Forever So” in 2012, including the Song “Hundred Dollar Suit” as Track 10. Why am I writing about Husky's Hundred Dollar Suit? Because the song itself actually has not much to do with actual suits. And I like to concern myself with curious things like that. So many song titles seem completely random, the Indie Folk Band Husky followed this example. Smells like teen spirit by Nirvana, to name another one.


The Lyrics

There is one leitmotif in Husky's song:

Shipwrecked hearts start sailing
Praying in the rain
On my knees in a hundred dollar suit

By the way, a leitmotif is a recurring phrase in a song associated with a particular person, place or idea, according to Wikipedia. It is derived from the German word Leitmotiv, which loosely translates to guiding motive.
What does Husky's Hundred Dollar Suit mean? This is probably subject to everybody's own interpretation. In my opinion, Husky's Hundred Dollar Suit is a nostalgic and melancholic song. "I wanna see my home again" is another line, which tells us directly that the singer is longing for his home.

The Band Husky

Even though Husky didn't really reach international fame yet, they are well known all over Australia. Plus, they are the first band who got signed with Sub Pop Records, an American music label partially owned by the Warner Music Group. Their lead singer Husky Gawenda won the APRA Award in 2013, an Australian bi-annual ceremony series. It recognizes songwriting skills, sales and airplay performances.

Husky's Hundred Dollar Suit

Even though the song title might have been chosen as a joke, I can see Mister Gawenda kneeling in a Hundred Dollar Suit. The Indie Folk Band Husky seems to be creative in a simple way.