I heard you fell into a rabbit hole
Covered yourself up in snow
Baby, tell me, where'd you go
For days and days?

Did they make you stay up all night?
Did they paint your face that pastey white?
You're thirsty but your appetite
Gets chased away

Sun turns us to stone
It's a cloudy day
But we still can't go home
I've been out that cellar door
Until we see the moon
We're invisible

No one ever takes the garbage out
A neighbor kid gets dared to touch the house
He runs back only to announce
"There's no one home"

Because we paint the foil with the flame
Smear the soda, taste butane
For every fear that can't be named
To calm you down

Your heart starts skipping steps
So you're farther gone
Than you might expect
If your thoughts should turn to death
Gotta stomp them out
Like a cigarette


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  • +3
    General Commenti think this song is about speed....i mean look at the lyrics how could it not be...

    i heard you fell into a rabbit hole
    covered yourself up in snow
    baby tell me where'd you go
    for days and days

    covered yourself up in snow..........speed
    and people do it for days sometimes


    did they make you stay up all night?
    did they paint your face that pastey white
    you're thirsty but your appetite gets chased away

    obviously speed will make you stay up all night and you won't have an appetite


    cause we paint the foil with the flame
    smear the soda, taste butane
    for every fear that can't be named
    to calm you down

    smokin


    your heart starts skippin' steps
    so you're farther gone
    then you might expect

    your heart beats like crazy when ur on it...

    i dno maybe im just looking too far into the drug thing... probably caus ive been up for 3 days on something simaler.... lol
    getluckyon January 05, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentok first of all take it from a former drug addict this song is definatly about drugs.. its totally about coke more than anything though, certain pieces of the song could be used in reference to other drugs as well and have the discription fit, but anyone who does coke or has done coke knows that thats exactly what the song is about. i know many people with experiences similar to this song, think about it..




    ill break down the lyrics so you see what i mean


    I heard you fell into a rabbit hole
    Covered yourself up in snow
    Baby, tell me, where'd you go
    For days and days?
    ^
    first off coke turns you into a shady person so when you fall into rabbit hole you fall off the face of the earth to go to [a drug house, or whenever you do your lines] and do so much blow that you dont want to go home because all you wanna do is keep doing more lines. thats what coke does, it turns you into a pheind and makes you disapear from your family, your kids, your significant other, or whoever it is that cares about you just to go on drug binges for days


    Did they make you stay up all night?
    Did they paint your face that pastey white?
    You're thirsty but your appetite
    Gets chased away
    ^
    coke obviously keeps you speeded out of your face all night and he asks it in a question form in almost a mocking way. the pastey white could have to do with the color of yay in itself but i think its more about the actualy color of your face. not only do you get crazy bags under your eyes that shows you haven't slept in days but your face actually does turn pastey and you lose a lot of color (thats why all these movie stars tan 7 days a week) because it makes you look sick. when you do blow you cant eat and youre always thirsty.

    Sun turns us to stone
    It's a cloudy day
    But we still can't go home
    I've been out that cellar door
    Until we see the moon
    We're invisible
    ^
    this parts pretty deep, but what i get from it is that when the sun finally comes up after a night of coquaine binging you freeze because you almost don't realize that you've been up all night so you contemplate on going home, but your usually comming down at this point so its night but grey clouds and skies because you feel like shit, then you decide that you cant go home because you don't want to deal with you problems in real life so instead you stick around to hide out and do more drugs. the cellar part is saying he's gone outside and saw the sun, but decided that he isnt leaving where he is until night when the moons out (usually to sneak home trying to go un-noticed)

    No one ever takes the garbage out
    A neighbor kid gets dared to touch the house
    He runs back only to announce
    "There's no one home"
    ^
    this part is mostly symbolism think, no one takes the garbage out means that you just stop caring about things you should, the simple things that help us live happily everyday. i think the neighbor kid and the house represents somone you know [parents, friends, kids, siblings] looking for you at the places they think you'd be, and looking in all hte wrong places, because its not where you are.

    Because we paint the foil with the flame
    Smear the soda, taste butane
    For every fear that can't be named
    To calm you down
    ^
    after you do enough of any drug you build up tolerance to it so that it just doesnt effect you the same way anymore, so i believe that whoever hes talking about did so much yayo that they were almost imune to it that the only thing that can fill your cravings for coke would be crack (because it's made of coke, and its much much cheaper) and this is how you calm yourself down when youre thinking about your problems and phiening to do your drugs. you chase away your fears and disapointment and sorrow with drugs.


    Your heart starts skipping steps
    So you're farther gone
    Than you might expect
    If your thoughts should turn to death
    Gotta stomp them out
    Like a cigarette
    ^
    i dont tihnk this means that youre hearts litterally skippin steps, i think its just saying that its been so long and youre finally realizing how badly addicted you are or ever even expected to be. then next step after addiction is honestly death because theres no where else to go when you have such a bad habbit. so i tihnk the last part
    "If your thoughts should turn to death
    Gotta stomp them out
    Like a cigarette "
    means that when you finally see how bad you are, you gotta depend on yourself to fix things..

    my last little analysis of the song is about the dark sound to the music and the song in general, it has an almost depressing sound, and thats the main reason why i tihnk its about coke instead of speed because speed reminds me of techno and upbeatness and as much as coke speeds you up, its anything but upbeat. its more of a downer because it makes you completely depressed overall more so when youre comming down from it. so yeah conor oburst is amazing. i love bright eyes
    dawnnon February 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIT'S NOT ABOUT COCAINE DAMMIT. you blow coke(snort it)
    "cause we paint the foil with the flame
    smear the soda, taste butane"
    foil for the pipe or whatnot, flame for the lighter, soda for baking soda(thanks barrowedtune), and you have to use a butane lighter to smoke crack cause a normal one doesn't get hot enough.
    The song is about somebody smoking crack for days and days...that's crazy all effects of the stuff only last for what a half hour to 45 minutes at most usually less cause base lasts shorter then coke. They must have blown so much money in a few days...
    Eric EX351on February 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits not about meth or speed i would know i actually did 4 foilies last night and that is when you put coke and baking soda on a square of foil and mix it together with water and smear it around then "light the foil with the flame" to burn off the baking soda and then take hits from the coke that is on the foil making a foilie does not mean you are turning coke into its freebase form because you burn off the baking soda its still coke its just dried onto foil to smoke it the .whole song is about coke, nothing else.
    loser_puddon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Because we paint the foil with the flame
    Smear the soda, taste butane
    For every fear that can't be named
    To calm you down"

    this is a great line showing the desparation of someone hooked on drugs.

    stick to the ganja people.
    AnAcidRevolutionon May 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's definately about cocaine.

    it sounds to me like conor stayed in a house with a few other users. the typical run down crack house/abondoned house that druggies would stay in.

    the younger kids in town must think it's scary looking, so they dare eachother to go up and touch it.
    No one ever takes the garbage out
    A neighbor kid gets dared to touch the house
    He runs back only to announce
    "There's no one home"

    i picture conor in a rundown house with his friends, using, or already high. and they can hear the kids talking and maybe come up to the door? but they don't respond or go outside, so the kid assumes that no ones home.
    liesarelieson January 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about drugs. Conor had a coke addiction- it is referenced in other songs, such as "Gold Mine Gutted". also, the reference on "paint the foil with the flame" is obvious- freebasing coke over foil, a flame beneath to heat it and inhale the smoke.

    i love Conor.
    jennijayneon March 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong's called Down IN A Rabbit Hole
    apocalypse84on November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, but it isn't.
    scycison December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, but it isn't.
    scycison December 11, 2004   Link

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