I left Howse without a fucking clue.
And left New York City, girl, without you.
But the sun does shine in this place some days.
And even when there’s cloud there isn’t always rain.

I’ll stow away my greys, in a padlocked case and in a padlocked room.
Only to be released when I sing all the songs I wrote about you.
This is the last one that I’ll do.

Now I’m free in parenthesis
I’m not sure what I ought to do with it.
It sits in the house, bright eyes and raised hand.
If I ignore its advances then the hand goes down.

I’ll stow away my greys, in a padlocked case and in a padlocked room.
Only to be released when I sing all the songs I wrote about you.
This is the last one that I’ll do.

I feel better and better and worse and then better
Than ever than ever than ever then ever
I feel much better and better and worse and then better
Than ever than ever than ever than ever

I’ll stow away my greys, in a padlocked case and in a padlocked room.
Only to be released when I see you walking round with someone new.
This is the last song I’ll write about you.




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    General Comment"I'll store away my greys in a padlocked case in a par-built room"

    Is what I hear anyway
    moonmonkeyon December 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song it is everything i feel right now
    lunacy_fringeon September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme, too. This is my life right now. Just substitute memories for songs.
    heatherheathenon October 23, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaninghe is saying that he had finally gotten over a girl. he had set aside all the memories and songs about her, "in a padlocked case and in a padlocked room" Now that he has accepted her as history and done with, he has come to terms with himself. them not being together anymore is not bad. "when there's a cloud there isnt always rain." it just is. before, he felt bad about the breakup, but now he feels better. the chapter of his life which she is part of is done "this is the last song i'll write about you."
    the point is, he moved on.

    sorry for going on about that whole thing for so long, but i wanted to make sure my entire point was down, though looking at it now, it looks pretty redundant. and obvious. oh well...
    scaredbunnyon November 18, 2010   Link
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    General Comment@lunacy_fringe & @heatherheathen
    me too

    "I feel better and better and worse and then better"
    ugh, to a T
    tab1eon December 08, 2010   Link
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    General Comment@lunacy_fringe & @heatherheathen
    me too

    "I feel better and better and worse and then better"
    ugh, to a T
    tab1eon December 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"in a pillowcase and in a padlocked room" is what I always sing at least...
    LiaMMVon February 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a sequel to "Snake", the writer spoke of it in an interview. Snake doesn't make any references to New York, but it's about him traveling to NY to meet his soon-to-be-ex with nothing but himself and an IKEA draft excluder (snake).

    It doesn't work out. He leaves NY. And this song comes out.

    Personally, I feel like this song is an attempt to feel better, given that he's essentially just had to face the reality of the break up. The real pain hasn't hit yet (it does in the subsequent songs). Theres a certain exhileration after a breakup, regardless of how you feel afterwards.

    ...or the song was written later than the others, and was just placed in the front of the album due to the sound. :)
    lupinationon August 31, 2011   Link

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