Behind the house
The ground has opened up
And it's so deep, a hole
Its bottom can't be found
It sucks the air inside and makes quiet sea sounds

We sometimes stand
and linger at the edge
we like to dare each other how close that we can get
And there's a pact we made, if one should fall, the other follows in.

Ooooh
Ooooh

Started small with trash and rotten food
And then the neighbors came with cars and davenports too
Then the government, midnight dumps of what we never knew

Ooooh
Ooooh

A letter came the other day from clear around the globe
It said 'we hope that you're the ones on the other end of the hole
Could you take a few things back, our country's getting full'

Ooooh
Ooooh

Behind the house, the ground has opened up



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    General Comment"And then the neighbors came with cars and diving boards (?) too"

    >>And then the neighbors came with cars and DAVENPORTS too<<<

    Davenport is an "old term" for sofa or couch...

    Great song.
    mppjunkon November 02, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionOne of my favorite interpretations of this song is how it is used in Breaking Bad.

    The song is played at the end of the episode "The Cat's in the Bag", as many people know.

    I've always liked to think of it as a representative point in the series, after Walt commits his first murder. He's digging himself into a hole, and after that point in the series it only begins to get deeper and deeper for himself and Jesse. The gas mask the child picks up as the song plays is one of the first pieces of evidence that Hank begins to build his case against Heisenberg, or Walter unknowingly.
    Nemesis921on June 30, 2014   Link

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