records in the trash
your voice on the breeze
the fits and the screams
and you were only thirteen
you had the attic room
i heard the whole thing

and your slanted ceiling your dad painted blue
what ever happened to you
only the worst can be assumed
you're dreaming often of the attic room

in other rooms with other girls
looked at other ceilings,
the springs and the size
and drowned another night
but your makeup's shaky
and all that's new is the owner of the arm around you
i couldn't know what to do
he never had the attic room




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    General Commentone of the most beautifully wistful songs i've ever heard... so much nostalgia put into a couple of shaky casiotone sounds. i simply love this guy
    iwantobeahorseon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is terrific, but man, I get such a nauseating feeling from it, like this underlying secret, or nightmare. I used to get nightmares which would wake me screaming, and in a way this song could refer to childhood fears- 'the fits and the screams', but I don't know if it's just me but theres something horrible about it. As if the problems the girl(? I can never tell genders, especially as often he sings from different perspectives- another aspect of Casiontone for the Painfully Alone that I love) hadn't been solved- 'what ever happened to you/only the worst can be assumed/you're dreaming often of the attic room'
    There is something so emotive about the way he sings, slowly and with this weird mix of nonchalance and intensity- it really draws you in, forces you to listen hard.
    HEYBeenTryingToMEETyouon July 10, 2010   Link

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