For have I, I've built a castle
Upon believing before I doubt.
I have suffered but my friends say I have learned from it.
And for have I believed the snow could
Not be freezing upon the ground.
Now my ass is blue and black, but I am sound.

And for have I belonged to no one
More than fleetingly and in doubt.
I have had what now is gone
But still I've known them.
And for have I, I have absolved myself
Of demons I must confess.
Having known them growing old, then
I will re-e-e-est.

But where are all the songs
For me to sing along to
When I am hoping someone writes one for me.
And sings me something sweetly
For, I promise to sing along.
And then we'll both know nothing's wrong,
Singing na, na-na-na

For have I delivered comfort
To the aching and for the tired
With these words of comic wisdom,
I have tri-i-i-ied.

So where are all the songs
For me to sing along,
When I am hoping someone write one for me.
And sings me something sweetly
For, I promise to sing along
And then we'll both know nothing's wrong,
Singing naaaaaaaaa, na-na-na


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    General CommentI think "Welcome To The Monkey House" is somewhat sadder and moodier than all the other DW albums... and this song is a good example. It seems to depict a moment of happiness and peace after various screw ups, but to me this just sounds so sad. I must confess I'm almost moved to tears now, listening to this song... it's so weird, I don't know why.
    Marquezon June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the most "real" song The Dandys have ever done. It's just a pure, true song. The title says it all.
    satori_planeton February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is referring to having an unfounded belief or blind faith in something (built a castle upon believing before i doubt) and then realizing that it was a false belief and feeling let down. I think the part about the snow on the ground is rejecting the reality of the world for some religious belief of salvation or deliverance and then suffereing the consequences of an ignored reality.

    Satori is right this IS very pure and real for the dandys
    laocoonon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song.

    What's funny is that I don't find it to be sad at all. The third line says it all: -- "I have suffered, but my friends say I have learned from it."

    Basically, this guy has been through a lot in his life. It's been a rough ride, but everything that's happened, and everything he's done, through it all, he's turned out okay. "I am sound."

    It kinda sends a positive message, in my opinion. That no matter what kinda ish goes on in your life, you just gotta make it through. Very nice. I love it.

    But I'm a "glass-half-full" kinda girl, myself. :P
    the_mimeon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh but I do agree that this is one of the most "real" dandy's songs.
    the_mimeon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite DW song, and I have to agree with the mime. He's put his faith in a bunch of dumb little things, but as he says - and is emphasized by the title of the song - he is sound, meaning he's doin' great! The first stanza's basically just saying shit happens. Get over it, you'll be fine.

    Later, it gets sorta sad, but still very hopeful. I love this song! And sorry for just rephrasing what's already been said >.
    Tronfoon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all I'd like to say that I have never regarded this song as being particularly good until I've found myself yearning for it over and over again in the past year. I'd get this song stuck in my head many months after having listened it for the last time. I think it's the mix of the beat and the mood that I have never found before and that is very unique to me.

    I am not much of a lyric listener - I listen songs entirely musically, even treating the main voice as an instrument rather than a speaker of words, and thus haven't paid to the meanings of the lyrics. Now that I'm looking them over, I like them a lot. Bonus!

    By the way, this is why I like songmeanings.net. The previous comments on here seem very sincere and from the heart, and I haven't seem many sites with this type of candor regarding how its users feel about songs.
    lewikeeon October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a perennial favorite of mine. I actually didn't give much thought to the lyrics of the song, but the general voice made me think of it as being about a person looking back with that mixture of happiness and melancholy over the things he/she has done in the past. It's sort of like when you're looking at yourself back in high school now being much older and thinking about the really insane sort of emotions and things you did during that time that were both destructive in a way and yet they were so pivotal to who you are now. So you think back about those times in your life and it all comes together in this sort of far off rush and you feel both wise and distant from it, but also sort of at that moment.

    It's perhaps a bit of a stretch, but I definitely get a sort of mixed-emotions feeling from the song. And not mixed in terms of "I don't know how to feel". More mixed like, "I'm seeing it all at the same time".
    12122121on April 05, 2008   Link

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