Room 611

In hotelroom six eleven
In hotelroom six eleven
Had myself believing what I'd said
Wouldn't give my secret away

In hotelroom six eleven
Never been that south from heaven
You'd convinced me that I was the one
But now my moment in your sun
Was over and gone

I saw it clearly
In the lines that made your face
A face that told me
My heart beats out of pace

Had myself believing what I'd say
Wouldn't give my secret away
But you'd convinced me that I was the one
And now my moment in your sun
Is gone

Lyric analysis

I think Room 611 talks about a couple that is on the verge of breaking up. *Sighs*. My heart gets all funny whenever I listen to this song.
The song has a nostalgic atmosphere, it's a bit heavy, like it should be when one is about to break up. What are they doing in Hotelroom 611?



In hotelroom six eleven
In hotelroom six eleven
Had myself believing what I'd said
Wouldn't give my secret away

The protagonist of the song... in this case Tobias sings the song, but we can't assume it's something that happened to him personally, so I'm referring to it as the protagonist as if this were a book! Anyway, the protagonist is in a hotel room with his current girlfriend (or boyfriend).
He is saying that he was forcing himself to believe in what he had said previously (years ago, days ago, we don't know). That he wouldn't give his secret away could mean that, deep inside, he isn't in love with her anymore or that he had an affair, or many other things? The fact is that he had said something, he wanted to still believe it, and was trying hard not to open about the whole issue.



In hotelroom six eleven
Never been that south from heaven
You'd convinced me that I was the one
But now my moment in your sun
Was over and gone

In that room, he feels like he's never been that south from heaven. What does that mean? Simply, he feels like he's in hell. Something's happening there that makes him feel the worse he's ever been.
He talks about how the girl (or guy, we never know!) convinced him that he was the one. I think of two possibilities here: either they had already been in that same room 611 previously, or this is the first time and he is feeling insecure about his feelings... I always think of the first possibility when I listen to the song: That they have been together for a while, said how much they loved each other and, after some time, they returned to that same room and started talking serious about their relationship.
Let me digress a bit for a moment. I'm not saying this is a clear reference, because it most likely isn't, this is just a note from me, I like comparing stuff and seeing how well they complement. But this song reminds me a bit of Silent Hill 2! How James Sunderland goes to the Lakeview Hotel with Mary in a love trip and, after all, when he returns back to the same room, it's just to be aware that he didn't love his wife anymore. *teary eyes* SORRY. I just thought this was an interesting resemblance!

But now my moment in your sun was over and gone. I think that love is over for both of them. He is ressisting to say it, because he promissed love to her, but she is also letting him know that it's over... Sad.



I saw it clearly
In the lines that made your face
A face that told me
My heart beats out of pace

Just looking at her face, he sees everything clearly. Her face told him something was wrong (a face that told me my heart beats out of pace). Looking at her face, his heart started rushing, just like it does when you know it's over.



Had myself believing what I'd say
Wouldn't give my secret away
But you'd convinced me that I was the one
And now my moment in your sun
Is gone

She had convinced him that he was the one, but now all he was to her, is gone. So now he's debating on whether he should just give his secret away anyway or not.


Final notes: This song feels too deep. I ignore if this is something that happened any of Subvision's members or Tobias himself. All I know is that he's had one serious girlfriend and he's married to her :D No, but seriously. This makes for a pretty good story, a movie or a book. I love that this song opens the album, because... I think the beginning of So far so noir is, actually, the end. This album feels like a cyclic story to me. About love, about how life treats you bad sometimes, how love grows and then, suddenly, you notice your moment in her sun is over, gone.
I may be wrong, but if you listen to it, and think about this, you may see it... or not! Either way, feel free to message me if you have other theories or interpretations! I love reading them :D
Thanks for reading!