"Making Dens" as written by Henry William Harrison and William Rees....
I have a plane
One of the few with roundels on its wings
A lullaby for me and you
When it flies high, it sings

Rock me to sleep with Que Sera
Dear Mum do you suppose?
As I feel my eyelids close
The other side is not so far

I dug a hole under the ground
Made myself a den
It's there that I can be found
Not if you return but when

There's a place, a place called hell
I've spent some time there
In the dark I cast a spell
To bury all of my fears

Oh Dymphna! Oh Dymphna! Oh Dymphna!
I would that I could spell your name

Once I fell from a great height
"Are you ready? I've come for you"
A voice spoke from a pool of light
"Not yet" I said, "I've got some things to do"

All this time I've been making dens
And I'm still making them now
I know, I know I can never make amends
But I've got to reach you somehow

I can tie the laces of my own shoes
And I can count up to 32

Oh Dymphna! Oh Dymphna! Oh Dymphna!
I would that I could spell your name

I'm sorry, there are so few words
One day I ran out
And I waited a long time - they never came back
I see you often in everyday places
And I want to call out but I can't find the words
I can't find the words
I can't find the words
They won't come


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"Making Dens" as written by William Rees Henry William Harrison

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    General Commentan easier meaning: blaine's sister is called Dymphna :)
    TrendyScumon April 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere (must be true :P) that this song is about Henry's mum dying and him not being able to cope with it.

    His mum's name was Dymphna too

    It's a beautiful song, I think my favourite Mystery Jets one
    Wonderful
    MuchTooMuchon May 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfrom Wiki on Dynymphna:
    She is the patron saint of insanity and mental illness professionals as well as incest victims, epileptics, runaways, and those suffering from mental illness.
    Story is, pagan Irish chieftan for a father and Christian mother. Mother dies.. Dynymphna has inherited mother's looks.. He comes on to her, she flees (to Belgium - !) and when she refuses to go back to Ireland to him, he matyrs her by decapitating her.
    _ellieon December 29, 2006   Link

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