"The Cowshed" as written by and Fionn Regan....
I still see you as a baby, I do
Climbing onto the stage in front of the school
High strung
The cat got your tongue
The spotlight came out
You'd been strung
I followed the trail
when I heard that they found
you in the cowshed
I still see the insect filled jars in rows
The calculations and the diagrams, constellations
High strung
The cat got your tongue
The spotlight came out
You'd been hung
I followed the trail
when I heard that they found
You in the cowshed


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"The Cowshed" as written by Fionn Regan

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    General Commentwhat a simple, beautiful, sad song. to me, it's clearly about a childhood friend or younger sibling who hung themselves in a barn.
    setsunamudou732on February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, I do not think that he literally meas a stage. I lost an older brother to suicide almost 3 years ago, and in my perspective I think that the stage is a reference to the world. I think he means coming out of his shell and wanting to tell someone exactly how feels but he can't bring himself to say how he is feeling, depressed, anxious, upset, etc... And that when the people close to him started to notice how he was feeling he couldn't bring himself to say it.

    And when he said "I followed the trail" I think he is meaning that he is going back and realizing all of the things that could of caused/lead up to this. He is noticing how his brother, or friend was depressed, and different then how he thought he was. This song is so important to me. It is something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life, that's forsure.
    gunnarwolfon February 18, 2013   Link
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    General Commentheartbreaking.
    babybritainon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favourite song on the album, the emotion is expressed so clearly. Agree with setsunamudou732 on the meaning.
    ClareGerion August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like it was about a school play where the kid got so frightened he hung himself.
    Johnno75on July 16, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationJust an alternative perspective. Maybe he is talking about himself performing in front of the school, maybe it was his first ever performance, and the nerves got to him so bad that he felt like killing himself (not literally). The song is therefore looking back at his younger self
    Prouderson August 26, 2010   Link

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