"Your Heart Is an Empty Room" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
Burn it down 'til the embers smoke on the ground
And start new when your heart is an empty room
With walls of the deepest blue

Home's face
How it ages when you're away
And spring blooms and you find a love that's true
But you don't know what now to do
'Cause the chase is all you know and she stopped running months ago

And all you see is where else you could be when you're at home
And out on the street are so many possibilities to not be alone

The flames and smoke climbed out of every window
And disappeared with everything that you held dear
But you shed not a single tear
For the things that you didn't need
'Cause you knew you were finally free

'Cause all you see is where else you could be when you're at home
And there on the street are so many possibilities to not be alone


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"Your Heart Is an Empty Room [DVD]" as written by Benjamin Gibbard

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    General Commenti think that everyone's interpretation is unique and beautiful in its own way.
    My own way of looking at it is from the perspective of a person living in the city. In any city, there are so many people out there, but it's so easy to just stay in your house and not be in real love, in a relationship that is meaningful. Its easy to go out and meet someone for a casual encounter (the chase), but it leaves you empty, hollow, and sad. And going home you are cutoff from any chance of meeting someone for that real love, that meaningful love.
    Getting out and meeting people is the only way to actually try to find that kind of relationship: "Out on the street, are so many possibilities / to not be alone." And sometimes it takes something powerful to get someone moving in the right direction, hence burning down your house: "For the things that you didn't need / cause you knew you were finally free". It forces you out of that space, that shell of protection (your sense of home), that cycle of endless meaningless relationships (hence the empty heart), and that place that you can't find real love.
    Time to get out the house...
    pjf200on January 03, 2006   Link

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