"The Owls Go" as written by Cameron Bird, Isobel Knowles and James Cecil....
Don't hide the treasures you've found in a hole in the ground,
How 'bout the tree back your house where the owls go,
Or in between the attic and the basement somewhere where it's not dark,
Dark, dark, dark. Attic in a basement with a knife serrated I'll protect you.

Don't hide the pleasures you've found in your rolling around
Where all the leaves have been swept and the flowers grow.
And don't go finding a replacement I promise I'll show heart heart heart heart.
Finding a replacement with a heart sedated I'll forget you.

And you won't make a sound or be nervous around piles of pictures
So old that it feels like it is ending.
It's not too late now to change your mind.
The grass gets greener when you get to the finish line,

An attic in a basement, An attic in a basement, An attic in a basement,
An attic in a basement, An attic in a basement, An attic in a basement.
And you won't make a sound or be nervous around
Piles of pictures so old that it feels like it is ending, it shouldn't feel like it is ending.


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"The Owls Go" as written by Isobel Knowles Cameron Bird

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    General CommentI'm just getting out of a relationship right now and I'm trying to be optomistic about it all but at the same time it's a constant struggle. This song really seems to apply to everything I'm trying to deal with. Totally agree with you DerangedHippo.


    I also like the line "Finding a replacement with a heart sedated, I'll forget you." It seems to sum up the entire song quite nicely.
    Blistering Preeon October 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas to do with breaking up with someone, and getting over that breakup.
    UsedToVacationon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about being broken hearted and not knowing what to do with your memories...I personally like to apply it to being a relationship, but I guess it could be anything (childhood would definitely fit w the tone of the song).

    When it says "finding a replacement with a heart sedated," to me that really captures that feeling when you're so heart broken, you can only find a "replacement" because you're unable to feel the same passion you feel for the person who broke you.

    I think the whole song the singer is saying he really doesn't want to get over this person...he doesn't want to bury the memories in a place where it's dark...he wants to hold on to them, to "protect" them, but also "not be nervous" around these memories, which I feel is saying he doesn't want to be vulnerable to these memories because they still hurt.

    When he says he's bursting with pride because his heart is finally mending..but then immediately contradicts it with "it's not too late to change your mind," I feel that's meant to show he doesn't actually want to get over this person, and that's why the song ends with "it shouldn't feel like it is ending." He can't really let himself heal.

    I don't know though...i mean, I've like intensely personalized this to my own situation. haha
    La Meilleureon February 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has posted here before! This is one of my absolute favorite songs! It's got a wonderful beat and catchy lyrics
    Gemini_15on October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first AIH song I heard... the vocals seem so creepy but i love the quirkiness!
    losecontrolon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSame, The Owls Go was the first AIH song that I ever listened to. I absolutely love the band and I still think this is their best song.
    bottledlifeon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis a beautiful but so sad song. it even made me cry.
    fcoon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI finally get what this song is about! It is about childhood heirlooms and how they are so easily forgotten over the generations
    imaginaryordinaryon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove love love the bubbles in the background
    Hannaha100on July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLyrics typed like that annoy me :



    Don’t hide the treasures you’ve found
    in a hole in the ground,
    how ‘bout the tree back your house
    where the owls go,

    or in between the attic and the basement somewhere where it’s not dark, dark, dark, dark.

    Attic in a basement with a knife serrated I’ll protect you.

    Don’t hide the pleasures you’ve found i
    n your rolling around
    where all the leaves have been swept
    and the flowers grow.

    And don’t go finding a replacement I promise I’ll show heart heart heart heart.

    Finding a replacement with a heart sedated I’ll forget you.

    And you won’t make a sound
    or be nervous around piles of pictures so old
    that it feels like it is ending.
    It’s not too late now to change your mind.
    The grass gets greener when you get to the finish line,

    An attic in a basement,
    An attic in a basement,
    An attic in a basement,
    An attic in a basement,
    An attic in a basement,
    An attic in a basement.

    And you won’t make a sound
    or be nervous around
    piles of pictures so old
    that it feels like it is ending,
    it shouldn’t feel like it is ending.
    PASSEon July 21, 2006   Link

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