I hear the tiniest sparks and the tenderest sounds
Diving music, drowning the sound
Waltzing with the hairs upon my arms
And your fight-or-flight alarm
And you tremble and you stumble
And you scrape up your palms
I can't stay here to hold your hand
I've been away for so long
I've lost my taste for home

And that's a dirty, fallow feeling
To be the dangling ceiling
From when the roof came crashing down

Peeling in the heat
Vanish in the rain
The next time you say forever
I will punch you in your face
Just because you don't believe it
Doesn't mean I didn't mean it

You never knew when I'll show you the never
You never know when I'll show you the never



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  • +2
    General Comment:Neko has said she's not a romantic, and it sounds like this song is about a person who's seeing their romanticized, "forever" view of her instead of the person in front of them.
    cosmogonicon September 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:This album seems like it was written for my life sometimes. This song in particular reflects an experience I have had recently.

    The trembling, the fight or flight, the clumsy self consciousness of stumbling and scraping your paws. This is someone who is dealing with insecurity, PTSD, or a hindering mindstate. They feel a close attachment to the singer as someone who can understand, heal, connect and they fall in love. Fast.

    The feeling is reciprocated, but not in the way that is wanted and a casual friendship is attempted, but doomed to fail. "I can't stay here to hold your hand"

    Then the singer feels the awkward feeling of being that last hope of someone whose fragile mental state cracks, the too soon love and infatuation putting the singer on a pedestal. "and that's a dirty fallow feeling to be the dangling ceiling when the roof comes crashing down."

    Even after romance is denied by the singer and friendship is declared possible, the person clings to romantic notions of life time friendship, being close forever, and it makes the singer want to punch that guy in the face with the threat of cutting off contact. "You'll never know when I'll show you the never"

    Such a sad song what a heartbreaker.
    gboosteron May 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Instead of "final" feeling, I keep hearing "fallow" feeling. Anyone else?
    kath60on March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:To be the dangling ceiling
    From when the roof came crashing down
    -Remarkably persuasive imagery
    naphthalenamineon April 23, 2009   Link
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