It's a late night and he comes home
He thinks of her, she's all alone
Watching TV by an open window
He wonders if she knows, he thinks only he knows
But the days are passing and he thinks you'll forget
So we keep it all here in the back of your head

Shadows on the wall who mock me
Make a false sense of security
I think of deep thoughts and I try to compare
My lonely heart to yours, so you know that I'm there
But the days are passing and the fire is dead
So we keep it all here in the back of your head

Are you out there, are you anywhere?
Just say goodbye, just like in my nightmare
Are you lost without me, are you better off dead?
You should keep it all here in the back of my head

I remember that we had no structure
A lonely park that night I wish I fucked her
Looked to your eyes, can't remember whether
Or not that I wish this night would last forever
Now the story's ending and things are better not said
So we keep it all here in the back of your head

Are you out there, are you anywhere?
Just say goodbye, just like in my nightmare
Are you lost without me, are you better off dead?
You should keep it all here in the back of my head

Are you out there, are you anywhere?
Just say goodbye, just like in my nightmare
Are you lost without me, are you better off dead?
You should keep it all here in the back of my head

Are you out there, are you anywhere?
Just say goodbye, just like in my nightmare
Are you lost without me, are you better off dead
You should keep it all here in the back of my head


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    My InterpretationI think this song is all about a doomed relationship. The guy knows that it's over and doesn't think that his girlfriend knows yet 'He wonders if she knows, he thinks only he knows'. I think that 'Are you out there, are you anywhere?' is about his quest to find the perfect girl. He hopes that she's out there, waiting for him.

    This is what I think, please feel free to dispute.
    hollyindisguiseon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favourites :)
    It's about loving someone and keeping all your feelings in your head
    pretty self-explanitory :P
    rhiannonlon August 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song. probably my fav on the album so far.
    i kinda agree with it being about someone you love, but ur keeping it in your head. but also it cud be about something else because of the 'are you out there, are you anywhere'. maybe he hasnt found this perfect girl yet?
    hayles89on August 19, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's a late night and he comes home
    He thinks of her, she's all alone
    Watching TV by an open window
    He wonders if she knows, he thinks only he knows
    But the days are passing and he thinks you'll forget
    So we keep it all here in the back of your head

    He is watching her from his house. I think they may have a “summer holiday” type relationship that is why he says “he think’s you’ll forget” as he assumes that she no longer remembers their relationship but it means a lot to him.
    Shadows on the wall who mock me
    Make a false sense of security
    I think of deep thoughts and I try to compare
    My lonely heart to yours, so you know that I'm there
    But the days are passing and the fire is dead
    So we keep it all here in the back of your head

    Their relationship “the fire” no longer exists it has been extinguished (no pun intended)

    Are you out there, are you anywhere?
    Just say goodbye, just like in my nightmare
    Are you lost without me, are you better off dead?
    You should keep it all here in the back of my head

    Does their relationship still exist? Is it all gone? Maybe she is avoiding him because she doesn’t want to rekindle the fire and now he is searching for her and can’t find her because she is hiding.

    I remember that we had no structure
    A lonely park that night I wish I fucked her
    Looked to your eyes, can't remember whether
    Or not that I wish this night would last forever
    Now the story's ending and things are better not said
    So we keep it all here in the back of your head

    He wishes well that he “did more with her” while they were together. I assume the night in the park was the last time they were “together” as such and now he wishes that night “lasted forever” so their summer relationship could continue to exist. Their relationship has ended and now “some thing’s are better not said” such as he better not tell her that he loves her because she doesn’t and/or she is in another relationship. Or it could mean “some thing’s are better off not said” she is the ‘cool’ girl he is the ‘dorky’ boy so therefore their relationship is better off not being known by anyone.

    Anyway that is my assumption of what this song means
    =]
    (feel free to criticise)
    BananaGirl123on October 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust say goodbye, just like in my nightmare

    best line.possibly ever
    lannaislusciousreddon December 16, 2009   Link

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