"Railway House" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
There's a house
By the rails that I know
In a valley
It's own

With trains and bones
And birds in the yard
Where the wild

Growing over the door
Growing up through the walls
Growing up
Growing over
A treasure to be told

So wave goodbye
To living alone
I think
We've found
Our home

Let's paint these walls
And pull up the weeds
And cast
Our fevers
In stone

Growing out of the drugs
Growing up through the night
Growing up
Growing older
With treasure to be told

I see us growing old
I watch us growing old
Together, together

Lyrics submitted by timeforheroes

"The Railway House" as written by Patrick Wolf


Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Railway House song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentThis is an absolutely gorgeous song. To me, it's not only a song about the lovers, but the house, wherein the people in the song have a story that will soon replace the story of the house that they're settling into, one that's been caught in time long enough that its tale has been forgotten under the nettles...

    It's just beautiful, that the two people mature together, leaving behind their old vices, even though it means giving up childhood vices and freedoms.

    Just wonderful.
    Miyamashion January 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about a run-down house in london found by patrick and his friend ingrid z, who put on an installation at her art gallery (the residence) combining the works of many artists to recreate the railwayhouse
    iwasonceaboyon February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this love song!
    slinkstersarson April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCoule really only one person have commented on this song? its a really really unique song and I love it. I always thought that the lyrics were about two people in love that think their life was going to be perfect "i see us growing old together" but as always, peoples lives dont turn out the way they think it would be. I see that line as maybe a foreshadowing- something will happen to one of them to make them not be able to grow old together..

    or maybe i look to much into things
    IXneedXaXusernameon September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsolute favourite song right now.
    so gorgeous.
    -treasureon November 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this song was about a couple getting married, and moving to a new house together... and although they are excited about the future, they are also upset over leaving behind their past... and perhaps freedom, in a sense - since they are now committed to one partner...
    tmsidnon December 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is bloody brilliant!
    mollyphillips69on March 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionWhat I get from this song: A couple finding a small house by a railway, making it their own, and growing old together, both in maturity and in age.
    60_miles_an_houron October 14, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top