I sheltered in the news for a while, that paragraph had space to fill my days, but it never worked just feeling anti-climaxed, common and cliche`
You touch your skin and it's feeling older and you finally say, you finally say that

Everything is closing in around you,
you had to leave, you had to know that this felt right
and they don't know a thing, at least about you
There is a difference from keyhole to spotlight.

On the way to your house i casually asked you this question
"do you think what you see is fair?"

No, when everything is closing in around you
you had to leave, you had to know that this felt right
and they don't know this thing, at least about you
and about you, there is a difference from keyhole to spotlight.

Got my feet wet, came back again.
I'm climbing at those walls more than i did back then.
Got my feet wet, came back again
and i promise this time i will not--i will not pretend.

And i heard them say

I know it's closing in around you
you had to leave you had to know that this felt right
and they dont' know this thing, at least about you
and about you there is a difference from keyhole to spotlight.




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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about a friend coming out. The "Got my feet wet" verse clinched it for me. Also, I think that verse is a quote from the letter where Dean found out this friend was gay. That's the easiest explanation for the first person in that verse, and it provides the answer for the question one has after hearing the first verse, namely "what's the news?"

    "There is a difference from keyhole to spotlight" means that how the person is behind closed doors/in the closet (where one might see him or her through a keyhole) and how they are in public are different.

    Finally, my guess is that the "they" he keeps referring to is the friend's parents. It could also just mean anyone who doesn't know yet.

    I adore songs that reward close listening! This one definitely fits the bill.
    toadtwson February 11, 2007   Link

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