Boy was wrong
Was wrong in every cast
Was always told that make up
Would make things last
Boy would feel
Would feel like strange
Boneless
This town is all in hell
You know
You would always run
From here


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    General Commenthow has nobody commented on this song!? probably one of their best songs. No idea what it's about but it means alot to someone
    10203040on November 03, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi think he's talking about someone who feels out of place in their usual surroundings. a boy who's constantly seeing through the surface and feeling better than everyone around him, in a somewhat arrogant way (this town is all in hell). like he's better than everyone, pretty much wherever he goes. and yes, he could run from here, but he's afraid he'll end up (or be cast) in some place where he feels just the same.

    what he means by 'boneless' sort of escapes me. i have some ideas, but i think it's pretty much open to interpretation.
    fixstrikeon February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Panda Bear remix of this song sort of destroys the original for me...
    listen here --> youtube.com/…
    sundayykindagirlon April 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe remix far exceeds the original
    seagullson May 27, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningTo be honest, I'm just getting into this band -- I'm not really familiar with the bands's writing style, so I was a bit reluctant about writing this... Still, what harm can it possibly do? c:

    Simply put, I think this is about someone who feels like an outcast in his town, because everyone else needs to pretend in order to feel happy and tells him he should do the same. But he doesn't really feel the need to do so, since he's "boneless" -- he can't feel as they do.

    The only part that sort of confused my was the "This town is all in hell. You know you would always run from here" part. After some thinking, I thought maybe he meant that this person was tired of people telling him he had to pretend to feel the happiness they longed to feel. So he would always run away.

    To sum up, I believe this about how people try to reach a state of happiness without realising how overrated happy is. But's just my take on it. c:
    overcuteon December 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI also think this song is about being an outcast. Imagine not having bones, just meat, soft and tender, without structure. I think that's what they mean by boneless, maybe others call him that way. It's being sensitive, in tune with their emotions, unorganized (creative), like an artist type of person. "This town is all in hell" and "You'll always run from here" is just a way of saying he's tired of all of this, he dreams of escaping this little town, that he thinks, in his anger and frustration, that is full of closed minded people with no aspiration for something meaningful or beautiful and that celebrate mundanity and do not appreciate "the important things". Like the movie "Ghost World" or other songs from them like "Trashing Days" or "One Step In Doesn't Mean You'll Understand". It's a recurring theme with Notwist.
    gravedadzeroon April 12, 2018   Link

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