"Women I Belong To" as written by and Jack Antonoff....
Well, I wake in the night and I wanna write about what we went through
I've been lying still for weeks
Got this new piano and it's older than my dad
But it sings the way I think so I stay at home and play

And I get in and out some of these days
Oh, I'd rather swing below this old red tree
But I get tired, yeah, I've seen too much

I ain't got a dollar to my name, full of stories I am
I ramble on about love and her and her
There were two of them, one left and one died

One year in the life, you know I lost everything
But I found a new home in the women I belong to
They make me tired, yeah, I've seen too much

Oh, I ain't never been so alone and I never felt so cold
I swear that I want love more than I want gold
I'd trade it all for one more story with you
Or one more kiss with her, one more year innocent

And there was a time not so long ago when I knew I had the world
Oh, I held it close, close enough to let me go
And it made me tired, yeah, I've seen too much
Oh yeah, I've seen too much

Oh, I say
Oh, I say

My past swings away from me as I swing beneath this old red tree
Been swinging here for years now
And I swung through their deaths and weddings
And confessed love to the women I belong to

And my mother's getting old, she watches colder winters as we age
Who does she belong to
I bet she's tired, bet she's seen too much
I'm tired, I know I've seen too much

I'm tired, yeah, I've seen too much
Oh, I'm tired, yeah, I've seen too much
Yeah, I'm tired



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"Women I Belong To" as written by Jack Antonoff

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    General CommentThis song is about his sister Sara Antonoff that died in 2002ish. She died from a brain tumor. :(
    funislifeon April 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWow, so I can relate to this song big time. Where to start

    My interpretation.
    First verse he's having trouble sleeping but thinking about everything he's been through, he plays the piano and it is a great feeling for him.
    (Which is crazy after my gf dumped me i bought a keyboard piano and started playing, it makes me feel great)

    Second verse he's just saying he's not rich or anything all this time later but he sure has lived his life to the fullest, and he still talks about his past love, and who ever died in his life, i doubt his ex. All of it happend within one year.
    (Both my grandmothers died the same week my ex dumped me)

    Third verse he's surrounded by women but he's still not in love like he was before, he still misses his ex. He misses feeling like he was ontop of the world.
    (I have tons of girl friends, but i'm not interested in any of them, i just miss my ex)

    Fourth verse, he's pretty much just saying the past is getting further and further and he's just rolling through the motions of life and trying to fall in love again. He also talks about his mom aging, just relating to her that by the time he's her age he'll see a lot.
    Greggumzon July 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the new album, hands down.
    boostie218on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust sitting and listening... it obviously a story of things that have happened to him and memories he has made and is looking back on... its beautiful to look back on memories that someone else had... always some type of nostalgia there, even if the story isnt yours.
    NOcasio7on December 04, 2015   Link

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