Well, I don't know
what i'm doing here
I could say that I do
But I don't
You could wrap a million candles
Into a torch and hope that it steers you home
You could cut all the telephone wires
And hope that nobody does get through
I might not have the power of telepathy
But I'm gonna be contacting you

Because I borrowed a book that I saw
Was planted deep inside your bag
It gave me an excuse
To see you again
But I'm not a thief
I'll give it back

And don't you ever wonder
Who's living in that house
It's too small for people we all said
But there's people in the floorboards said the mouse

And I showed you the things that I'd made
You didn't think that they were too great
But I'm glad that you thought of it
Think what you're taught
Because everybody else's mind is grey

We kept up the act for, two-o-o-o-o
dates before it needed glue
Well, I didn't drink what you drank
You didn't sink when I sank
So there's little else for us to do

And don't you ever wonder
Who's living in that house
It's too small for people we all said
But there's people in the floorboards said the mouse

Said the mouse

Well, I didn't say goodbye today
Oh I did it the coward's way
I tied it to the neck of a seafaring deck
That was sailing off down your way

But you poured petrol all over
The ship you used to sail the sea
You didn't think that you'd be coming home again
So you set fire to me

Don't you ever ponder
On things we never said
Yes I did
But when we were kids
Now it's too late
Because we're dead
Because we're dead
Because we're dead
Because we're dead



Lyrics submitted by MuchTooMuch, edited by cassom

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  • +2
    General Comment"so you set fire to me"

    not

    "you said bye to me"

    =)
    iAmaVillainon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShould be:

    "I didn't say goodbye today
    Oh I did it the coward's way
    I tied it to the neck of a seafaring deck
    That was sailing off down your way"

    Fantastic song! :D
    Macphisto12on July 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnyone noticed how most of their songs, while beautiful, contain some reference to death? Or even some kind of grevious injury. Usually in a kind of quirkily poetic, but also melancholy and haunting way, where it sounds so pretty and innocent, but when you look at the lyric is actually kind of disturbing!

    Because we're dead - kinda speaks for itself

    Come on Youth:
    "Even if I did, I'd be talking to bones in the ground"
    "Charles you've killed the choir, the boy set himself on fire"

    I'm Alive - really the opposite I suppose, but still has odd bits in it

    Let's Fall Back in Love:
    "Come and share this too, with the rest of our dead family"

    Pirates:
    "You shot me in the back"

    Summer Shakedown:
    "Not my little finger please, because I lost it to a rotary fan"
    "The eyes of your opponents, may they fall to the floor"

    Thinking Drinking Sinking Feeling:
    "Are you the one who ends up dead"

    Trick Question:
    "You will soon be bones in a bag, buried south of our house"

    "When I go" - all about death really.


    These guys are amazing, both live and on record, but I never realised how these haunting undertones come through the innocent, energetic melodies.
    Macphisto12on January 25, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"dates before we needed glue"- not "blue"
    crisb3on April 05, 2009   Link

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