there's a man on the corner with his hands tightly to his hat so it won't blow away.
with a girl, with her hands in her pockets holding tightly to her money so she won't blow it today.

its all the same, everyday.

when he gets home from work, there's his children already in bed without seeing his face today.
and the girl, with empty pockets, spent her money, she might as well throw her wallet in the fireplace.

cause she is the L and he is the O for us, Liars Out there,
and she is the V and he is the E for the Violence in Everyone.
and we might spell you, we're nothing like you.

and when his kids grow up old and have children of their own they swear they will never wear the same size hat their father wears.
and the girl, now a women, says she's happy, and thanks god for jewelry and single millionaires.

cause she is H and he is the O for us, Humble Orphans,
and she is the P and he is the E for Potential in Everyone,
and we might spell you, we're nothing like you.


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  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song. I love how Brighten's songs go deeper than just some screwed up relationship.
    Arden!on April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is NOT selfexplanatory. You have to dig deep to understand its meaning.

    For starters, Brighten is telling two stories at once.

    I'll start with the first story. It's about a man with children. His hat that he holds represents the way that he lives his life. He works a lot, and barely sees his kids.

    The second story is about a girl. When she was younger, she would spend money every chance she could. The money in her pocket represents who she is as a girl, and who she will be when she becomes a women. She spends the money carelessley, selfishly, irresponsibly.

    The man and girl, are standing on the same street corner, probably no relation, it's just a coincidence.

    The man's children grow old, and remember how their father was never there for them. They don't want their kids to live that life, so they swear they will never wear the hat size that their father wore (this is connected to the hat the father was holding in the beginning of the song).

    The girl grows up, and has the same money habits as she had as a girl, and marries guys only for their money and the jewlery they buy her.

    The man and girl are symbolic of the "liars out there", and "violence in everyone" because of the mistakes they have made.

    They also represent "humble orphans" and "potential in everyone" because they still have H-O-P-E, obviously.


    And the two stories come together in one song, only to connect with each other.
    con_lyricson October 12, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about how, no matter how much we think we want material goods and comfort and luxury, that it doesn't make up for the fact that we as humans need love and companionship. And that even when we don't want to do something it is ingrained in our nature. To me it is just sort of about our human-ness.
    iNTiMACYon March 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    And the maning is pretty self-explanitory, I think.
    TresMyUncleon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*meaning
    TresMyUncleon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it's pretty self-explanitory, I suppose.
    &what a beautiful song. The best by Brighten, I'm thinking.
    IamHEAVENsenton July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGrrrrrreat song (:
    brittbaby01on January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite
    escapingxchaoson January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, and you forgot, "HOLDING tightly to his hat so it won't blow away."
    escapingxchaoson January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe letters he spells out throughout the song spell out LOVE ("she is the L and he is the O... she is the V and he is the E") and HOPE ("she is H and he is the O... she is the P and he is the E").
    Subliminal, eh? I doubt this is coincidental.
    dandelion_xon March 09, 2008   Link

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