"Junk Bones" as written by and Kristen Marie Invie....
All that junk you filled our bones with,
It fills us, too.

All that junk you filled our bones with,
It fills us, too

All that junk you filled our bones with,
It fills us, too, but
Now you're a ghost, you can find
A home away from here
I always wanted to find a home away from here
How do I feel so weighted for the first time

All that rope you hang your neck with,
It left a mark

All that rope you hang your neck with,
It left a mark

All that rope you hang your neck with,
It left a mark, but
Now you're a ghost, you can find
A home away from here
I always wanted to find a home away from here
How do I feel so grounded for the first time

All that river swept you under
Carried us too

All that river swept you under,
Carried us too

All that river swept you under,
Carried us too, but
Now you're a ghost you can find
A home away from here
I always wanted to find a home away from here
How do I feel so anchored for the first time

All the wind that blows through your hair
It makes things new

All the wind that blows through your hair
It makes things new

All the wind that blows through your hair
It makes things new
Now you're a ghost, you can find
A home away from here
I always wanted to find a home away from here
When will I watch you take off for the last time?


Lyrics submitted by EverywhereInBetween, edited by sploshy

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  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented yet!!!


    But anyway, I freaking love this song.
    I think it's about suicide? But it's a lot more deeper than that.


    "Now you're a ghost, you can find
    A home away from here
    I always wanted to find a home away from here"


    but then she says
    "When will I watch you take off for the last time?"

    which makes me think the person she's singing about is not dead yet but is in a depression......




    oh well. I should just appreciate a beautiful song for what it is.
    The Odd Nosdam remix of this is phenomenal.

    My English is kind of weird, sorry for mistakes

    - someone she knew died. She also wants to die to go with him/her
    transitionon January 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song seems to be a farewell to a suicide victim. It describes the different ways he/she might have killed themselves.
    "All that junk you filled your bones with" may refer to poisoning.
    "All that rope you hang your neck with" refers to hanging.
    "All that river swept you under" refers to drowning.
    "All the air that flows through your head" refers to gunshot.

    For each, the singer states that the death has hurt and affected everyone around them, but holds that the the victim has found a new home.
    Burbank0on April 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsuch an amazing song!
    oaklandazulasylieon February 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI always interpreted this, maybe too literally, as a "junkie" dying from an overdose, and how someone's addiction can "carry" everyone else along in their river. Now that they're dead, all that painful chaos is quieted and still. The last line makes me think though that maybe "ghost" isn't quite so literal, and they've just left town or otherwise made themselves scarce, leaving those they love empty and wondering.
    thewindowon April 28, 2014   Link

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