Cold hands and always the last to know.
Long drives and shadows that follow you home.
Too late to find a light on, the tv’s glow.
Dark hallways and a place that you shouldn’t go,
and so, you go.

Alcohol, alcohol.

Take your seats.
Hold your breath until the morning.
Bar the door.
It’s happening now.
I sleep on the floor, seeping into the floorboards,
up the walls, and into the ceiling.
I’m watching the house from every angle now.
I’m watching you sleep so tenderly.

A broken skylight,
a kicked-in door,
all signs that you were here.
A blackened eye.
You’re a big man.
You’re a big man.
You’re such a big man.
Thirty odd years and all I can do is grind my teeth at the memory of you.

A long long drive, longer than before.
Hallelujah, you never looked back.
I never look back.

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    General Commentim guessing this song is about an alcoholic father that comes back into the picture after a long absent. yes? no?
    Itsgottabgrandon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about an alcoholic, who is probably obsessed with somone, who they're not able to see.

    perhaps a father with a restraining order, a love for whiskey, and a telescope? or something to that effect?
    books_out_loudon August 06, 2006   Link

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