"House Of Straw" as written by Matthew Robert Bruso, Brendan Alexander Macdonald and Mark Edward Castillo....
Hold the hand of a liar (liar) it must be easier
Dreams he fought to conquer (conquer) was there ever anything?
Years weighed upon my mother's face every single day (every single day)
Memories that I will not erase, you ruined (you ruined) my family

Her pride beat unto submission, and everyday she suffers, everyday she suffers
She's under the spell and the power of someone who hurts her
He's under, the guise of man, truly he's a coward
Empowered by the feeling he gets from seeing others cower at his hands, just to prove he can
You say he lost his heart that night (he never had) he never had one anyway
You say your drinking starts the fights, well I'm digging his fucking grave

Years weigh upon my mothers face every single day (every single day)
Memories that I will not erase, you ruined (you ruined) my family
Her pride beat unto submission, and everyday she suffers, everyday she suffers
She's under the spell and the power of someone who hurts her
He's under, the guise of man (you ruined my family)

Her pride beat unto submission, and everyday she suffers
He's a coward, by the feeling he gets from seeing others cower, just to prove he can
Prove to me you can (can, can, can)
You say he lost his heart that night, (he never had) he never had one anyway
Well I'm digging his fucking grave (grave)
Grave

Hold the hand of liar (liar) it must be easier, dreams he fought to conquer (conquer) was there ever anything?
Hold the hand of liar (liar) it must be easier, dreams he fought to conquer (conquer) was there ever anything?
FUCK






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"House of Straw" as written by Mark Edward Castillo Brendan Alexander Macdonald

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    General CommentTO ME THIS SONG IS PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT ITS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE

    "Memories that I will not erase, you ruined (you ruined) my family"
    "Shes under the spell and the power of someone who hurts her
    Hes under, the guise of man, truly hes a coward"
    "Empowered by the feeling he gets from seeing others cower at his hands, just to prove he can
    You say he lost his heart that night (he never had) he never had one anyway
    You say your drinking starts the fights, well im digging his fucking grave"
    DORKFACE33on December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf somebody has any more lyrics to their new album (Beauty and the Breakdown) PLEASE DO post them! Thanks!
    PunkDon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Eric, these are the lyrics for the Beauty and the Breakdown. I don't know how to post lyrics, but i'm sure somebody out there does:

    x House Of Straw x

    Hold the hand of a liar
    It must be easier
    Your dreams he fought to conquer
    Was there ever anything

    Years weigh upon my mothers face
    Every single day
    Memories that I will not erase
    You ruin my family

    Her pride beat into submission
    And everyday she suffers

    She's under the spell and the power
    Of someone who hurts her
    He's under the guise of a man
    But truly he..s a coward
    Empowered by the feeling he gets
    From seeing others
    Who cower at his hands
    Just to prove he can

    You say he lost his heart that nite
    He never had one anyway
    You say your drinking starts the fights
    Well I'm digging his fucking grave

    Prove to me you can

    There was never anything

    Fuck



    x Glass Slipper x

    Take it back
    I won't give
    One more inch

    But I'm afraid to hurt you
    Hurt you what could I do
    Like I could do to you what he does
    Or half of what you have done to us

    Remember when I asked you
    If you were proud
    She's proud she has enough strength
    To bruise herself
    You gave her your disease
    And he gave you hell
    She has the strength to hurt
    But not save herself

    I want to write
    Days without eating
    Or even breathing
    Thanks for the asthma
    It..s all you gave me
    And all you gave her
    By always needing
    Was this dependency on human beings

    Remember when I said
    We'd forgiven you
    I'd never take that back
    We believe in you
    I know you have the strength
    I know she does too
    But I can't trust myself
    Or what I might do

    She has our strength
    Strength to hit so hard
    She leaves both her hands bruised
    Just like he leaves her face
    But I can't trust myself
    Or what I might do

    What I might do

    Take it back
    Take your life back
    Take her strength back
    Take my faith back
    Take this hate back



    x The Poison Apple x

    I know you lie

    Was she worth it
    You gave us all up and for what
    I draw a line in the sand
    And I hope that you take a stand
    Isn't that perfect
    And now you can smile and why not
    If you consider the cost
    It's just some fucking friends you lost

    Some friend I lost

    I just wanted to be sure
    Things are good between you and me..
    Well I may not know how to say they're not
    But if you saw the things that I see

    So let's begin

    I know you lie
    And the distant zip code
    Doesn't apply
    To your bed or your edge and
    So tell me why
    You made your fucking choice
    And so have I

    I consider this matter closed
    I may not run this place
    But it seems like what I say goes
    You should know
    And I'm sorry but that's you

    This is her love spilled for you
    Because she'd never give up on you
    Be the man she wants you to be
    Be the you we know that you can be



    x Twelfth Stroke of Midnight x

    I can't read between the lines
    Of a letter
    That you've never written
    I can't begin to compromise
    On a problem
    That you have invented

    Dead stares cut a paper heart
    And beats ink in these pages
    Letters written in regret
    To many lifeless faces
    This is the end of me
    I am running on empty

    Hours spent pouring over these words
    With nothing gained
    All that was lost with nothing learned
    I'm just feeling drained

    This is taking so much out of me
    I am doubting my place as of late

    I wish I could make this
    Paper heart come alive
    All my time spent on
    Writing this living lie
    All my time spent on this lie



    x Trail of Crumbs x

    So it all comes down to this
    Who..s to blame and who..s excused
    I..ve dealt the cards and you lose
    And now I hold it all against you

    I said I..d take it all back but
    We both know that I won't
    I won't take the time to say what is mine
    And you can keep the car
    Cause you left this scar
    I'll show you the door
    I'll give you what's yours

    I said I'd take it all back but
    We both know that I won't
    I won't take the time to say what is mine
    These pictures of her
    These clothes on the floor
    I'll show you the door
    I'll give you what's yours

    But you're not coming near
    The years we spent
    Wasted

    Cause those we're holding onto
    They show us what we've been through
    And what she's never going back to
    She found the strength it wasn't you



    x A Wishing Well x

    You faced a tragedy
    You changed the course of me
    I had the right to speak
    But you took that right away
    When you took you away

    I know the choice wasn't easy
    But I don't know what it took to choose
    And I know that you'll never believe me
    But I know that we would have chosen you

    Was he ever deserving
    Of the figure that we lived without
    Did he just turn out to be ugly
    Or were you living with all your doubts

    And to this day
    I wonder what you were thinking
    And I still wonder where did you go
    I still don't know
    How you came to leave us that day
    Left us behind you but not alone

    With one another but without you
    Make the best that's all we can do

    I hold nothing against you
    I just feel we deserved a chance
    There's so many questions I want to ask
    So many holes to fill in our past



    x Let Down Your Hair x

    You're still my everything it might
    Feel like I'm wasting my time
    But I'd give you anything
    And if I have to say this one more time
    Someone's gonna get hurt

    So tell me what you want from me
    I'm left staring at these empty sheets
    I know I told you the last time
    Was the last time
    And now you're hearing it all again

    I can't believe that you believe in me
    And you see something in me no one sees
    You somehow deal with my lifestyle
    And I'm always coming home
    And to your bed

    I hear your heart
    And it sounds the bells of war
    Another pointless meeting
    With another fucking band whore
    Another month I'm leaving
    On another tour
    I hear your lungs breathing
    And it means so much more



    x Mirror, Mirror... x

    I look at you
    With disgust disappointment and regret
    All we've been through
    How could you fucking forget?

    You said I was forced to
    So bitter and I didn't want to
    Leave your wing for the first time
    And I would never leave you behind

    I carry you in my attitude
    The words I speak and the things I do
    In every line your voice rings through
    I only fly because of you

    Tonight if I die in my sleep
    All the times we've shared
    I hope in your heart you will keep

    Tonight if I die
    I die in my sleep

    I will die



    x Second Star to the Right x

    Her blue eyes grey in the shadows
    Making changes for tomorrow
    Her fear let's another day go by
    Where stars fall dreams die

    I know she's suffering
    And pursuing what went lost
    You're fucking wasting away
    Skies only tell the tales of
    Dreams that are lost

    I wrote that to you everyday
    She never came
    My faith in humanity died
    Calling out her name

    I wrote that to you everyday
    Shit never changed
    My faith in humanity died
    Calling out her name



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    x House of Brick x

    I understand your position
    Dou you understand my hate
    You can't feel my fist itching
    And you'll never feel her pain

    I can't place a value on
    All that's missing
    But you'll pay the price for
    All our history

    Keep your money but don't take your time
    Do you under stand my hate
    She may choose wrong
    We all do that sometimes
    But trust me
    You don't want it to go that way

    All your rules we were force-fed
    And with all her heart and soul
    I've read her notes and she wanted you dead
    And all you wanted was control
    Time after time you reared your head
    Cause she knew no other role
    With this last line I'll say goodbye
    But this time you'll pay the toll

    I'll see her be who she wanted to be
    For the last twelve years of her life
    All our history
    24x24on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNever mind. I figured out how to post lyrics. Go figure out what they mean.
    24x24on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's pretty obvious

    like most BYD songs it's about his mother and her getting abused, but unlike in magnolia he is no longer a kid but an adolescent and as he watches this he resolves to get rid of the man (stepfather?boyfriend?) that is abusing his mother ("well i'm digging his fucking grave")
    Ceej43on March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBury your Fucking dead
    Hellvayneon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYup, Spouse abuse.
    LBDamnedon February 12, 2009   Link

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