"Open Your Window" as written by Ed Cosens, Jon Mcclure and Alan Smyth....
she goes away today
and he gives her a photo to help her remember
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it's alright cos she's back in late november

but he knows not of who she's been mixing
by christmas she's lying no calling she tricks him

So he goes up to stay
and he don't like her friends, and he hadn't heard of Nietzche
She's seems so far away
the distance is further each time he meets her

"who's the bloke on the wall next to ringo and paul?
is he some f**k expert on guerrila war?"

Open Your Window
Won't you let her out
wave goodbye to the butterfly
she's the one you can't live without

Open Your Window
won't you set her free
where you are tell me where she's at
and all the places she wants to be

He thinks they've grown apart
she uses big words like surreal and genre
and i know it breaks his heart
There's thousands of fellas just like it before ya

"who's the bloke on the wall next to ringo and paul?"
"It's Che she say's have ya seen him before"

Open Your Window
Won't you let her out
wave goodbye to the butterfly
she's the one you can't live without

Open Your Window
won't you set her free
where you are tell me where she's at
and the place she wants to be

we'll be together in the springtime



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    General Commentit’s about a guy feeling isolated after his girlfriend goes off to university. and it’s hard for him to realize they’re in different places in their lives now. after leaving home she has come to have aspirations that he doesn’t appear to fit into anymore. this is definitely one of my favorites on the album at the moment.
    fullyunoriginalon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm off to Uni in half a year and I'm glad I'm not tied up like this guy lol!
    lblake58on April 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's like they were trying to write a serious song about the strain of long-distance relationships, but they couldn't help adding little quips like
    'now she uses big words like "surreal" and "genre" '.
    polkadot.peekabooon August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's like they were trying to write a serious song about the strain of long-distance relationships, but they couldn't help adding little quips like
    'now she uses big words like "surreal" and "genre" '.
    polkadot.peekabooon August 13, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningCute song. Catchy.

    Meaning: The guys girlfriend heads off to college/university and they are slowly growing apart. He's hoping when she comes back home everything will go back to normal.
    cxtoxton May 10, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning
    It's about being forced into a long distance relationship by university. The bloke gradually feels like he doesn't know her as she grows in character with her friends. He's worried about her being away and begins to think that she's lying to him and he doesn't like her friends because he feels that they're taking her away from him. In the back of his mind he knows he should let her go and meet new people, but he can't live without her and let her be free.

    I'll be off to uni next year and I'm in a relationship atm. =/
    HarryOakleyon July 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove the song, can relate to it completely. Me and my missus both went different uni's last year and it proper fucked things up.

    StJudeon October 19, 2010   Link

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