brit was right when she said we should worry the
boys outside ran in a hurry
mom held tight to the ground
it was made of grass
then the house burnt down so fast

school at night led to hands filled of blurry the
games of pride were storm-like in their
fury i had made light of being picked last
as the house burnt down so fast

and as you pry
i thought that i forgotten
as you pry
i thought that i forgotten

graced all the papers
story of the neighbors
the house burnt down so fast
late to wake and office
explaining to the bosses
the house burnt down the past

to keep the peace and fix the place
you stayed in hotels
to keep a piece and stay safe
i went to victoria

well you stayed in hotels

you stayed in hotels

why i ran away ill never know
why i ran away ill never know
why i ran away ill never know

never ever know
never ever know


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    General CommentI read in an interview with either Marc or Genevieve that this song was a dream that she had about her parents divorce and the subsequent break-up of her family. Makes sense. It makes some of the lines terribly sad.

    i think it's actually "heads filled with blurry".

    The acoustic version with a string section on the Bonus Tracks of Ordinary Riches is AGH AMAZING.
    somekindofprowesson May 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am so in love with this song today lol :)
    brandonsuicideon June 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was at a bar where they were playing and she talked a little about the meaning of this song beforehand.

    When Genevieve was young her house burned down and ever since that day she's felt her concept of 'home' changed. The song is about how home can mean wherever you are at the time.
    dcebulskon September 06, 2009   Link

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