Rachel left home last night
The city sleeps through train lights
Stars in the sky are all that keep her alive
She packed up and ditched the town that saw all her ups and downs
She severed all ties to start all over again
Calling all tickets
The train leaves in minutes
Sits near the window
She turns her back on
The city she once called home
The yard where she ran through snow
The streets driven up and down and through and through
The lot where she'd stare at stars
The porch nights she'd count the cars
They're all memories of simpler times now gone
Thining back to the first time
Her mom said, "I'll let you
Move on if you want to
Remember I love you"

"Please just go little girl"
The city calls to her
This is your chance
This is your freedom
"Please don't go little girl" her father says to her
"It won't work out, it won't be easy

Holding back tears of joy
She steps into the world
The city lights look just the same way they did on TV
She flails her arms
She runs both up and down the sidewalks
Thinking back to the times when she spent it all dreaming
Now she's found what she wanted
Found what she'd needed

Please let go little girl of everything you know
You starts it now
You've started over

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Elephant & Castle song meanings
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    General CommentThis song has an obvious meaning. Small town girl moving to the city looking for something more. Amazing song. Anyone have an idea about the name?
    SomeKid19on August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe castle part of the title might mean the city, but i'm not entirely sure...and i have no clue about the elephant part...

    i can relate to this song...i can't wait to leave home for college...
    xoxabs88xoxon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo clue...Bands these days are so weird with their names, haha. But I la-la-LOVE the prechorus from this song. I can't wait to see this part live someday.
    NFGPhoenixon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmaybe the girl is overweight?
    cuteiwwafon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the "elephant" may refer to the idiom "there's an elephant in the living room", which is a way of saying there's something out of ordinary going on but no one will acknowledge it. it often relates to abuse or alcoholism within a family, but i think here it may have to do with the fact that she wants to leave and her parents have known this but they thought she never would. i can completely relate.
    mermaidk3on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about a girl moving on in life... to the city I suppose. Elephant and Castle refers to a busy and somewhat dangerous part of London, I think. I've never been there, but I've seen the stop on the underground.
    Dan54321on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttheres a district in London called 'elephant and castle' so I think that might pose a similarity there.

    Besides.. these lyrics have plenty of mistakes in them :-)
    tommyhaychon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahh i love this song
    it's amazing :]
    Jesus__freakon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentelephant and castles a place.
    so really.
    it makes straight forward sence :]
    emoisjustagenreon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by them it capture everything i feel right now i want to leave this small town so bad

    Houston calls deserves more fame than they have
    there amazing...=)
    redrainsyndromeon March 25, 2007   Link

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