As she lies in the bed with the sound of her own breathing a little voice in her head that keeps on repeating prepare my dear because things are about to change there is a tiny tap in the center of her window her best friend james says molly why don't we go as far away from this town as we can he continues my dad is a damn no good lier he told me my mom went to live up in the sky but when I look up all I see are stars from moving cars I pushed my insides outside living here for far too long you are my best part my fresh start I'm hoping that you would come along so come along

Honey don't be scared I know just where she's hiding the answers in this book that I've been reading the same one she would read to me each night it's about a place at the bottom of the ocean she would always sigh how I wish that I could go there so let's hold our breath and sink into her arms because she didn't want to break him with the bad news she kissed him on his check and then continued go be with her I have to stay right here but you'll be missed my dear

Here comes your son
Here comes your son
He isn't all right
Here comes your son
Here comes your son
He isn't all right

I pushed my insides outside living here for far too long you are my best part my fresh start I'm hoping that you would come along so come along

And we'll fill our pockets up and sink down with the everything we've felt and seen we'll explore the mysteries of life and why it hurts to love and in a way the comfort that we're striving for in the end will be ignored i still think it's worth the risk even though that love and loss and tears and joy are just a different type of war it's true everyone must leave but I think it's who you hold inside your heart that keeps you warm while they've gone away


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    General CommentI think this song is great, but honestly, i have no idea what it's about..
    kissedonfilmon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha. same here. good song. but to me its just random stuff
    acousticlillyon November 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about a boy named james who's mother dies and he wants to run away with his best firend molly. james is saying he's been in that place far too long and its killing him, he wants to look for his mom. "

    "I know just where she's hiding the answers in this book that I've been reading the same one she would read to me each night it's about a place at the bottom of the ocean she would always sigh how I wish that I could go there"

    that's saying how they have to travel to the bottom of the ocean to find her, b/c that's where she always wanted to go. then he's saying "here comes your son", being james. Then in the last verse james is saying how they'll explore the world and all its beauty and they'll bask in the infinite knowledge that they'll attain.

    my favorite line is the last; "it's true everyone must leave but I think it's who you hold inside your heart that keeps you warm while they've gone away ".

    this is a beautifully metephorically written songs one of hsh's best.
    xkessb182xon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti kind of get the feeling that the mom killed herself by drowning in the ocean.

    and now the boy, james, is wanting to get out of this place because it reminds him of bad times.

    "i push my insides outside living here for far too long"

    he's putting the way he feels into where he lives, blaming where he lives on the way he feels inside... get it?

    i could be wrong.

    and i don't know what half of the song means haha -_- but those are my thoughts
    ireallylikebagelson September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIs the "Here comes your son" part a possible reference to the Beatles song "Here comes the Sun"?
    The lyrics to that song say "here comes the sun, and I say its alright" instead of HSH which is "he isn't alright." Maybe signifying the time frame of this song?

    I don't believe the mother drowned herself in the ocean, the ocean reference is simply a book she was reading to him about the ocean (it could be a real book but I have no idea).
    The boy just wants to be with his mom who often dreamed of going away to the ocean which she read to him about. "Fill our pockets up" possibly means filling them with rocks in order to drown faster. When people kill themselves by drowning, they often do that so they won't float.

    It's a horribly sad song, and I demand a follow up song from Molly's point of view after James was found (possibly) dead.
    Heather200408on December 15, 2008   Link

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