"I See Houses" as written by and Richard Ashcroft....
I see houses
Rows and rows
Of red bricks
I see black cars
Some
Blood-stained exit
You got
A feeling that you
You've been
In here before
How many lives
Will you waste
How many tears
Must you taste

Before your freedom
Ah-ah-ah
Before your freedom
Ah-ah-ah

I see mountains
Blood-red sunsets
I see
A billion stars
Love deafened
And betrayed
You got
A feeling that you
You've been
In here before
How many lives
Will you waste
How many tears
Must you taste

Before your freedom
Ah-ah-ah
Before your freedom
Ah-ah-ah

Don't be late

You got
A feeling that you
You've been
In here before
How many lives
Will you waste
How many tears
Must you taste

Before your freedom
Ah-ah

You got a feeling
That you
You've been
Here before
How many lives
Will you waste
How many blood
Must you taste

Before your freedom
Oh

It's just
This murder
Trouble and strife
Turning me
Into another guy
It's just murder
Trouble and strife
Turning me
Into another guy

Oh

Don't be late
Don't be late
Don't be late
When I call you up

Oooh-oooh-ooh-ooh
Oooh-oooh-ooh-ooh
Oooh-oooh-ooh-ooh
Oooh-oooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh
Oh-my, my, my, my
My, my, my, aaah


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"I See Houses" as written by Richard Ashcroft

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    General Comment"I get this feeling that I, I've been here before. How many lives will you waste. How many tears must I taste. Before my freedom." - I think Its about feeling the sadness again. He's having trouble on his mind. Life/Time that he wasted. How many times did he try to change? How many times did he failed?


    "I see houses. Rows and rows of red bricks. I see black cars. Some blood-stained exit."
    "I see mountains, blood-red sunsets. I see a billion stars. Love deafened and betrayed." - I imagine him on his room, on the window watching the street, the houses, thinking how successful/happy they are. He thinks he's a prodigal son, and no one loves him.

    "It's just this murder. Trouble and strife turning me into another guy." - Sadness is killing him. Depression, holding on at the same time. Imagine the feeling.

    "Dont be late when I call you up." - He wants somebody to understand and save him.
    Noerrorrightnowon April 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this songis about feeling like you've lived a million lives, and all have been wasted and painful.

    'Trouble and strife turning me into another guy' - think he's saying the evil and pain in the world that we all see, shapes us into different people.

    I might be wrong but i think this song ties in with Appalachian Spring. Both songs are about life.. Questions of where we go after life, and when.
    Wanting there to be something better than this.

    Right or wrong, the album is amazing.
    rat79on September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe new album is so good. Richard ashcroft has created songs with a brilliant atmospheric feeling. The excellent screeching guitars. Well layered tracks with incredible phycedelic vibes. And Richard Ashcroft's vocals make this album amazing! Love it!
    Jcm-93on February 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfor me this is about a man, whose seen everything in his area and needs to break free somehow :)
    itsbecccieon February 07, 2009   Link

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