He's gone tonight.
He's claiming the throne.
For you know nothing of the mess.
You're leaving behind.

He shuffles the queen around,
In a deck of cards.
I'm still trying to find answers
To mend this broken heart.

Ode to my father... Ode to my father
(it's over, my father, it's over)
It's this year's addiction
Watching you walk out the door
The stench of the last look you gave to me

It saddens me to know that you could start a new life.
Leaving everything behind.
Now I am left to pick up the broken pieces.
When I never asked to be here in the first place
And it lives with me every day

Runnin' around, runnin' around, runnin' around round
Now I am left to stitch up the pieces -
And we'll give it a shot,
To live on.

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    My Opinion
    Amazing lyrics.
    kingforaday721on July 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure this song is speaking about a father who goes off to suddenly start a new relationship with someone else or at least that sort of sittuation is hinted at through the lyrics. its possible that Krysta (who presumably writes the lyrics) has had something like this happen to her or someone she knows or maybe she was reminded of it by an ex who cheated on her idk... im just throwing out ideas...
    llamagoelzon July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's really hard to say. She writes things that you'd only understand if you at least knew a subject and it makes it difficult to understand because she's not being too specific. My best two guesses are she could be talking a father (could be hers) having affairs with other people as she mentions "he shuffles the queen around in a deck of cards" and it breaking her heart to see her family torn to pieces by it. the rest of the lyrics suggest differently. my better guess is that it's just about a boyfriend (maybe hers) of a long time is cheating on her as she says "it saddens me to know you could start a new life leaving everything behind". or i actually have a third idea of what this could be. merge the two and her father is cheating on her. they do live in the south you know. lol. jk krysta.
    Softersoundson December 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about a girl who's father is cheating on her mother. Specifically I would reference the line, "When I never asked to be here in the first place". She states that she didn't have a choice in the matter of being left behind or even being with the man. With a boyfriend she would have had a choice, with a father, not so much.
    chlarkeron December 28, 2011   Link

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