"Four Walls" as written by and Martin Kember Reed Vertelney....

So far from you; other side of the wall
There's a bottomless cry that is spinning
Interdimensional, hidden inside
Of these lights which I seem to be missing

Marching ahead to silent beats
Bumping into these dead machines
You can hear everything with me
You can win everyone but me

Gonna feel my way around you
And then you're gonna get down on your knees
And grow accustomed to the darkness
And see what you're supposed to see
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing
I don't

Don't think I'll talk
Yeah I don't think I'll breathe
And I don't think I'll think
What you're thinking

All that I know of us is what was there
In the longest of stares we were sinking
Ashes to beauty; rust in lust
Passion attempts; misguided trust
Smoking your bag of trickery
Getting to love the little beast

Gonna feel my way around you
And then you're gonna get down on your knees
And grow accustomed to the darkness
And see what you're supposed to see
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing
I don't

In this wading pool
In this waiting room
I elevate us down

In a neglected olive tree
Here is the part you reach for me
Say that you have no need of this
Say it again
Say it again
Say it again
Again again again

Gonna feel my way around you
And then you're gonna get down on your knees
And grow accustomed to the darkness
And see what you're supposed to see
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing

Gonna feel my way around you
And then you're gonna get down on your knees
And grow accustomed to the darkness
And see what you're supposed to see
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing

Gonna feel my way around you
And then you're gonna get down on your knees
And grow accustomed to the darkness
And see what you're supposed to see
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing
Head up straight
I know what I'm doing







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"Four Walls" as written by Reed Vertelney Martin Kember

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    General CommentI'm just gonna ramble about how this song makes me feel...
    "Bumping into these dead machines" is such a cool line. Makes me think about botoxed-up, money-loving, frivolous, American dreamers.
    The first line of the chorus reminds me of when I don't really know where I'm going, just that I don't want to run into anyone, coz then I'd have to talk to them and pretend I'm normal and not experimentally depressed.
    She keeps talking about things like "lights which I seem to be missing" and "what you're supposed to see". Like the end of the chorus, you seem like you're supposed to know what you're doing, but you really don't. Makes me wonder if anyone really knows what they're doing, or if it's just hard for me to feel confident.
    I remember back when I was really depressed I would sit in the classroom and try to hold my breath hoping I would kill myself by just stopping being.
    "And I don't think I'll think what you're thinking" makes me think about how lonely I sometimes feel when I'm hit with the realization that almost everybody in the world has different opinions than me. I'm just the kind of person who doesn't agree with mainstream too often. I think it's just cosmic irony, and it's a cool perspective to have, but you start wishing somebody could really understand you or you could really understand why others think the way they do.
    When life seems to me like a "wading pool", everyone's goals and desires, particularly capitalist ones, seem so childish and stupid. As for me, life is a waiting room, and I'm waiting for my dreams and motivation to come, so I'm not contributing to society; I'm bringing it down.
    In the part where she says "Say it again", she expects rejection. In reflecting on my ways, I've started thinking maybe the way I work is that I only actively interact when I am reasonably sure that I won't be rejected. Thus, I have not talked with the woman I have loved for almost five years now because I am almost sure she would say she has no need of me.

    But I like to think that true love exists in spite of a lack of need...
    ofnothingon February 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song puts me in a type of mood that's normally impossible for me to reach. Charlotte's way with lyrics and melody are just sublime. Even when she's not doing quirky, deliciously crazy things with the arrangements and leaves them fairly straightforward, like with this song.
    rainmachineon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song a lot.
    technewbon November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRight, I know this is Charlotte Martin and she's not all about the lust and sex in her songs but "Gonna feel my way around you, then you're gonna get down on your knees"... is nobody else just reading oral sex in this? No? Just me? ...
    Typhoneuson December 10, 2012   Link

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