"Model Homes" as written by Brad Goodsell, Daniel William Ledwell, Glen Andrew Nicholson and John Wd Mullane....
I need to be alone
I need to be alone
I don't need to be with someone
I don't need to join the swarm

Everywhere you look out
Like two birds who lose their home
They're blocking all the streetcars
They're holding up our phones

And if it leaves a bad taste
You need to wash it down
And if you build a model home
Just burn it to the ground
I refuse to show my good side
In no place to call my own
It's no home, no, no, no, no

So can you spell disaster
Can you feel it in your bones
I don't feel like I'm a lover
And I don't recognize her foe

It's her own investigation
It's a trial put on for cats
I'm not the one to feel so selfish
There's no way this one will last

And if it leaves a bad taste
You need to wash it down
And if you build a model home
Just burn it to the ground
I refuse to show my good side
In no place to call my own
It's no home, no, no, no, no

Whoa oh, oh, oh (x8)

If it leaves a bad taste
You need to wash it down
If you build a model home
Just burn it to the ground
I refuse to show my good side
In no place to call my own
It's no home, no, no, no, no

No home, no home, no, no, no, no (x2)

No home. (x4)


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    General CommentThis song brings me to tears everytime I listen to it. Im going through a really rough break up right now, and it brings comfort but an emptiness at the same time. I still love it though.
    clevertrickzszson May 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about - but it means a lot to me. It is sad but also it gives me power. I am going through a hard time right now (heavy medical treatment for 1 yr) and this song is "my song" for this time. It helps me to stay optimistic but also allows me to live the blues I feel.
    quinomanon February 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think it means that you have to brush off bad things that happen, and anything great in life that makes us arrogant and conceited, we need to get rid of that. and You're going through life, you don't know what you're fighting but you want to know, so you fight anyways and don't let your walls down so you make it, and even though you do all this, you still need someone and have someone to catch you if fall.
    xxsmilekidxxon January 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe songs about managing a break up and getting to the point to move on. He needs to be alone to heal, anyone can relate to this song. It's simple, yet beautifully composed. I love the lines:

    "And if it leaves a bad taste
    You need to wash it down
    And if you build a model home
    Just burn it to the ground"

    Find something to get over the bad memories. Get rid of the "model home," erase the idea of perfection, and start from scratch.
    jailbirdjuleson March 29, 2011   Link

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