"Empty Nest" as written by and Jorge Abner Drexler....
Did I judge this wrong?
But you had it all
You had it all

A gift of the gods
In your city of gold
And you'll piss it all
You had it all

And what drags the rope
You know, or, you don't
You had it all

Gone gone gone gone
Going going gone

The day you moved off
The whole village mourned
Love's no kind of joke
Or something small

And where will you go?
There's things you don't know
Fingers tearing your clothes
Baby ungrown
You had it all

Gone gone gone gone
Going going gone

And suffering alone
Your bowl emptied out
All your secrets known
I welcome your call
These walls don't fall.

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"Empty Nest" as written by Jorge Abner Drexler Prada Jorge Abner Drexler

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    General Commentsounds like it's about the aftermath of an abortion? this is one heavy, yet awesome, album!
    Nirgeon December 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm sure he might be saying 'and what drags the rope?' but i like to think, (in accordance to the previous lyrics in said song) that he's saying 'and what drugs you on?'. it makes more sense in my head. albiet, my drug-alded head.
    jterranceon October 16, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this one is about a teenager or pre-teen leaving home. The "baby ungrown" part sold it for me. He's writing from the perspective of the parent, hence the "i welcome your call, these walls don't fall", which means no matter what, he's willing to take the teenager that left him whenever. Great album....great.
    zinmaruon January 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti would consider this one of my favorite songs of all time. the guitar part is fantastic.

    i agree that this is about a young person leaving home, especially in accordance with the title being "the empty nest."
    jesusriceon August 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone leaving something behind that seems to be great, maybe a relationship, maybe a child leaving home, I suppose it could be anything.

    There's the anxiety about what will happen to that person and "where they will go". Then at the end it's kind of like acceptance; the people left "suffer alone" and they wait for their "call", but ultimately they acknowledge that "these walls don't fall", so the person will always have something to come back to and without them it will survive.

    That's what it sounds like to me anyway. This is one of my favourites, I love Tom Flemming's voice.
    afrolady213on October 21, 2010   Link

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