Humans can be; the cutest of animals - sometimes
And I walk out of the hospital cursing cars - because
All this turnover makes me so tired
And how are you feeling like the grime in these hospital walls
Can't quite wash out your tiredly lives.

Grandma tucks you in at night.
Says never be afraid - of anything outside.
Grandma tucks you in at night.
Says goodnight little sweet.

And you come from the dead people;
These pictures of the past
Litter the floor like news print.
Like cities fell in stacks.
And men jumped from buildings
The dust was overwhealming
Do we except; anything to last?

Grandma tucks you in at night.
Says never be afraid - of anything outside.
Grandma tucks you in at night.
Says goodnight little sweet.

Goodnight little sweet.
I'll sing you to sleep.
Watch everything recede.
La la la la

Goodnight little sweet.
Watch everything recede.
I'll sing you to sleep.
La la la la

Goodnight little sweet.
I'll sing you to sleep.
Watch everything recede.
La la la la

Goodnight little sweet.
Watch everything recede.
La la la la


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Grandma Song song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentIm gonna go call my grandma. Gosh, i miss her
    dwollingeron October 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'all the white' in these hospital walls
    rather than "all the grime" ..?

    maybe?
    loveinvincibleon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfection, defiance ohio blows my mind
    CowardOfTheYearon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe correct lyrics are:

    "And how are you feeling? All the white in these hospital walls can't quite wash out your tired weak eyes."
    Uber_Geekon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the naïvety of childhood, and the naïve-like prudishness that elderly people tend to posess.
    When you're a child, you are shielded from the evils of the world by the adults in your life...

    "Grandma tucks you in at night,
    Says, "Never be afraid of anything outside"

    ...But more often then not, this just leads to ignrance as the kid becomes an adult...

    "Godnight, little sweet,
    Watch everything recede."
    Polyjuice_Pretenseon June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. beautiful vocals. great message. one of the best from defiance
    Lowenon December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about losing someone's Grandma.
    "And I walk out of the hospital cursing cars because all this turnover makes me so tired"
    In this line they describes when they leave the hospital after they've lost their Grandmother; they just feel so tired and like nothing is really happening, combined with the feeling of frustration at the world (the people in their cars).

    "Grandma tucks you in at night; says never be afraid of anything outside. Grandma tucks you in at night, says goodnight little sweet."
    These lines are just remembering the little things that his/her Grandmother used to do when they were young.

    "These pictures of the past litter the floor like news print, like cities fell in stacks."
    This just describes the time when you're looking at all the pictures of the person after they've gone.

    "And men jumped from buildings, the dust was overwhelming, do we except anything to last?"
    Here they just question whether anything great can stay.

    "Goodnight little sweet, watch everything recede... La la la la"
    I love these last lines so much. It seems to me like this is something their Grandmother used to say to them to help them fall asleep, and after she's gone they help themselves fall asleep by just saying that over in their head one last time.
    Misty82on May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHEY! guess what i finally figured out this song... it's about the great depression
    Like cities fell in stacks.--economy falling
    And men jumped from buildings--suicide rate was high during the great depression
    The dust was overwhealming--The Dust bowl in the south that killed crops and peoples farms! at the time of the great depression
    Do we except; anything to last?
    im guessing his grandmother lived during the great depression.
    readddd your history :-) like me
    moganmurphyon November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe dust was overwhealming- i think that gave it away. ----
    moganmurphyon November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one else gets 9/11 vibes from this song? Cities falling in stacks, men jumping from buildings, dust overwhelming... I can see the Great Depression connection, too, but that one verse really resonates with the horrific imagery of 9/11 we all saw in the papers and on TV. No political message here, just human grieving.
    foreverdoomedon August 21, 2010   Link

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