(Spoken)
Alice was considering
(as well as she could
for the hot sun had made her very sleepy
and very stupid)
whether or not the pleasure of making a daisy chain,
would be worth the bother of getting up to pick the daisies.

When suddenly a white rabbit ran straight past her!
Now there was nothing very odd about that!
Nor did she think it out of the ordinary to hear the rabbit say
"Oh dear, I'm going to be late!"
But! When the rabbit suddenly produced a pocketwatch from out of its
Waistcoast pocket, Alice started to her feet!
For it occured to her then...
she had never before seen a rabbit with either a pocketwatch
or the waistcoat, to put it in!

(Sung)
I read that letter, just last week
you were telling me the darkness had taken you
and it had only lasted a week
I don't know where your saviour is...
Check the backroom
He's writing the book that describes the end
as you're passing this life

(Chorus)
Now I see it, it's a doorway
it's a doorway to my love
Now i see it, it's a doorway,
It's a doorway step from above
Now I see it, it's a doorway, it's a doorway to....

Little mousy,
what did you see?
Hitlers body was a raincheck given to you.
Now you sit and wait with nothing to do.
You're the innocent we're the uncomplained
Loud knocks at the door
As you're holding onto a chest of drawers,
as you're passing this life

The streets came in.
into my window.
Now the war begins my dear, I'll be holding onto nothing.
The streets came in.
Into my window
Now the war begins my dear, as you're passing this life!


Now I see it, it's a doorway
it's a doorway to my love
Now i see it, it's a doorway,
It's a doorway step from above
Now I see it, it's a doorway, it's a doorway to....


Now I see it....
It's a doorway, it's a doorway to my love!
Now I see it, it's a doorway, it's a doorway step from above
Now I see it, it's a doorway, it's a doorway to...

(Spoken)
Down, Down, Down
There was nothing to do
So Alice soon began to talk to herself again (the streets came in)
"Oh Dinah!"
(Into my window.. Now the war begins my dear)
"Oh! How i wish you were here with me."
(I'll be holding onto nothing)
"There are no mice in the air."
(The streets came in)
"But you might catch yourself a bat, I s'pose"
(into my window)
"and bats are very like mice."
(now the war begins my dear)
"But.."
(I'll be holding onto nothing)
"Do cats eat bats?
Do cats eat bats?
Do bats eat.. Cats?"



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    General Commentwow. this song is just great. eerie in some parts and so emotional and beautiful in others.
    i'm such a lover of the red paintings.
    brilliant!
    howz_gon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBRILLIANT.
    My favourite by the red paintings. its so creepily beautiful and insane. November is always the best month of the year. Im not sure what its about but you can connect regardless.
    blackskieslullabyon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont have much input into this song, but I just saw The Red Paintings open for The Dresden Dolls. They. were. awesome!
    SideshowJillon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    macabre_meaganon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I was lucky enough to get to hang out with The Red Paintings on Easter. Such awesome people.
    They preformed this song and it sounded fantastic. I have never heard a band that sounds as good live. They are so amazing.
    justpeopleandleaveson May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti talked to trash after a show once, he said this song was about the boxing day tsunami of 2004. 'the streets fell into my window' itself is quite literal.
    stopwhisperiingon February 01, 2009   Link

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