"Tall Tall Grass" as written by Kianna Alarid, Neely Jenkins, Jamie L Williams, Derek Pressnall and Nicholas White....
When I was young
I used to sleep up in the garden
Wait to sneak in
When the house grew quiet

Now that I'm grown
I can't seem to find it
There is no tall tall grass
For me to hide in

When there wasn't anywhere for me to go
I stumbled into deep love with your rock and roll

I can't believe that we were
Ever friends at all
I didn't see it
Can you forgive me?

I've been scared to say
I've lined them up to fall
And I want to change

When there wasn't anywhere for me to go
I stumbled into deep love with your rock and roll

The world outside seems to be glowing
Like a heart beating
The snow will cover everything


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    General Commenti love this song. they said it was a really old song, like before Wild Like Children that they redid. so good
    fevers + mirrorson June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPLEASE send to miss_jane15@hotmail.com. i know, i can't wait a week and a half.
    mrs-mojo-risinon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentahaaa nevermind, arrived in the mail today. beautiful.
    mrs-mojo-risinon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit definitely sounds older. more like bessa and pictures of houses. i like it. :)
    pimpmylizon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe opening verse is strikingly reminiscient to "the difference in the shades" by bright eyes, at least to me. i hesitate to say that it could be partly inspired conor, but possibly? i know that during that early time in bright eyes' career, he was really close to Neely from TATW, so it would make sense that her nostalgia for a more innocent time, which seems apparent in this song, could be interwined with memories of conor.

    "Now that I'm grown
    I can't seem to find it
    There is no tall tall grass
    For me to hide in"

    i could be WAY off. whatever the case, it really gets me when the piano comes in on the lines "i've been scared to say ... i've lined them up to fall."
    NightNeverSleepson July 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song definately seems inspired by Conor. The guitar "solo" towards the end pays homage to the "solo" on "Contrast and Compare" (which is the song sung by Conor and Neely).....
    b_diddyon July 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti really like the conor references, because the lyics work with that theme, too. good find people. :]
    JACKIE THE HOBOon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone notice the similarities between the beginning of A Perfect Sonnet and Tall Tall Grass? Similar chords and strumming patterns are used in the intros. Also that song could have been about Neely. Plus both songs have some of that innocence theme. I know those are common themes among both bands but I wanted to bring it to attention. This song shares similarities to other BE songs as others have already stated. Maybe it is just a coincidence and A Perfect Sonnet was not even being thought of when Tall Tall Grass was written.

    I had a playlist going in iTunes and when the beginning of Tall Tall Grass started I thought "I didn't put A Perfect Sonnet in there.." and then realized. I had to listen to A Perfect Sonnet, I know they don't sound all that similar but I haven't listened to A Perfect Sonnet in probably a year, so it may be hard for someone else to hear. So I won't mistake the two again, but I was amazed with the similar chords and very similar strumming pattern. That is just for the beginnings of each song though.


    I probably just rambled way too much, sorry. Just thought I would add that.
    miriamleamanon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDisregard that last comment, now it doesn't seem that way to me. The do have the same beginning chord and the tiniest bit similar of a strumming pattern, but now I don't hear them as being so similar.
    miriamleamanon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the conor references! it's amazing
    sherrigrrrlon August 29, 2008   Link

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