Got a brand new roof above my head
All the empty boxes thrown away
I rearranged the place a hundred times today
But the ordering of objects couldn't hide whats missing

All these things, should make me happy
Make me happy to be home again
All these things, should make me happy
Make me happy to be alone again

Got myself a bottle of red wine
Got a night with nothing else to do
I think I might know what I really want
But is a brighter discontent the best that I can hope to find
Got a big black television set
Now I can watch just what I want
But I'm here staring up at pictures on the wall
Where are you, you're still stuck inside 'em all


All these things, should make me happy
Make me happy to be home again
All these things, should make me happy
Make me happy to be alone again

But love is not these belongings and surroundings
Though theres meaning in the memories they hold
A breaking heart in an empty apartment
Was the loudest sound I ever heard
Got a desk, I'll write myself a note
Pretending that it came from you
On hotel stationary, from the time we first met
Whatever I can do, 'cause I won't throw my hands up yet

Chorus


But love is not these belongings that surround you
Though theres meaning in the memories they hold
A breaking heart in an empty apartment
Was the loudest sound I never heard
But I'll be fine if I don't look around me that much for whats gone
If only I could wait here just a little while and let time pass in my room


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    General CommentThis was featured on the season finale of Nip/Tuck and I couldn't believe it! I'm so excited that they'll finally get the recognition they deserve. :)
    MixedUpConfusionon December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was featured on the season finale of Nip/Tuck and I couldn't believe it! I'm so excited that they'll finally get the recognition they deserve. :)
    MixedUpConfusionon December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing......though i have to say i did see it on Nip Tuck, which is the best damn television show ever. As soon as the song started i ran to grab a pencil on jot down some of the lyrics so i could look it up. AMAZING
    chasemon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful and amazing.. some of the truest lyrics i've ever heard:

    But love is not these belongings that surround you
    Though theres meaning in the memories they hold
    A breaking heart in an empty apartment
    Was the loudest sound I never heard


    and nip/tuck is the best show on tv. :)
    foreveron December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif you like this song you really ought to buy Declare A New State...the album it's on. The album as a whole is every bit as amazing as this individual song. How this album isn't somewhere on every single best of '06 list is a complete mystery to me.
    Moses19on December 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentuntil reading the lyrics right now, i thought the last line of the second set of verses was "Where are you, you're still stuck inside the mall"... the real lyrics make a lot more sense. lol
    Afcutie424on January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy friend was looking up the postal serivce on her limewire and she typoed it so it said 'the posttal service'and it gave this song, so she told me and laughed about how she misspelled it.

    I downloaded it and now i love them so much haha.
    snoochieboochieson January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI loved this song so much at one point; i hate it now because it perfectly describes where im at right now.
    My [ex]boyfriend and i went out for a year and a half and the breakup was messy. Im moving out of state 1000 miles away (for college) and this song just makes me think that things WONT be okay.

    "Got a brand new roof above my head
    All the empty boxes thrown away
    I rearranged the place a hundred times today
    But the ordering of objects couldn't hide whats missing"----Ugh, not excited about moving now...

    "All these things, should make me happy
    Make me happy to be home again
    All these things, should make me happy
    Make me happy to be alone again"---SHOULD but they probably wont :(

    "I think I might know what I really want
    But is a brighter discontent the best that I can hope to find... I'm here staring up at pictures on the wall
    Where are you, you're still stuck inside 'em all"--- i got rid of all our pictures :/

    "But love is not these belongings that surround you
    Though theres meaning in the memories they hold
    A breaking heart in an empty apartment"-- Yes, i shall be living in my own apartment as well, first time out on my own :o[

    "I'll be fine if I don't look around me that much for whats gone If only I could wait here just a little while and let time pass in my room "--- If only.....
    Brenda619on June 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt should be "Love is not these belongings that surround me" not surroundings.
    It's ". . .was the loudest sound I never heard" not ever heard.
    It's "I'll be fine if I don't look around me now, too much for whats gone" not that much for whats gone
    And finally, it's "If only I can stay hear just a little while - - and let time pass in my room" not If only I could wait here.

    I think thats all the errors
    DDavidAlpert1623on June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song depresses me a bit. But it's very good and it strikes your head with a combination of sentimentalism and beauty.
    dag_102on July 29, 2009   Link

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