you're whole again now
its an obvious reflection
can see it in my neck
taking slow dancing lessons
nervous laughter filled the voids
when I declared you your own holiday
your voices sound different though I've heard it before
remember the winters that we slept in the car
you said your crooked legs don't walk so well
I said my eyes were tired and declared
you your own holiday
you'll be here


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A New Holiday (November 16th) song meanings
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    General CommentHmmm... it seems the final version of this song that made it onto the album is different from the original lyrics. From the fold-out artwork of their "They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003" compilation, the lyrics seem to be...

    Your home again now
    A brand new confession
    Concealing my neck
    Taking slow dancing lessons
    Nervous laughter filled all of the voids
    When I declared you your own holiday
    Your voice sounded strange
    When I heard it out loud
    Remember November
    When we slept in the car
    Crooked legs don't walk so well
    My eyes are tired
    I declare you a holiday
    You'll be here

    Beautiful. It's interesting to see how the songs take shape.
    UnionThugon October 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments? this is possibly the most beautiful song i've ever heard.
    sidelineson January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe correct line is:

    Can see it in my neck
    joey27on March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've already commented on this song, but i cannot go a day without listening to this song.
    sidelineson May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, i think the person in this song committed suicide. in the song "ignorant piece of shit" (which seems to be about suicide), november 16th is mentioned again. i think that's the day this person died.
    boekon March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoesn't the nov 16 thing have to do with mat and his ex fiance carissa? "on nov 16, will you marry me?"
    sidelineson March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"your voice is indifferent"
    acityofwebson September 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell it obviously has something to do with ignorant piece of shit, "On bended knee
    Will you marry me
    And on November 16
    Everything was buried down "
    I think that this was the day that they got engaged, and therefore he declared her "her own holiday" and in the end it didn't work out.
    It's on songs about leaving which all deal with some sort of separation.
    I think it's just about her leaving him after they were engaged "taking slow dancing lessons" and "crooked legs" walking all refer to wedding things, like the first dance and walking down the isle.
    jdemarco3on February 16, 2009   Link

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