"Little House" as written by and Marshall Altman Amanda Seyfried....
I love this place
But haunted without you
My tired heart is beating so slow
Our hearts sing less than we wanted
We wanted
Our hearts sing cause
We do not know
We do not know

To light the night
To help us grow
To help us grow
It is not said I always know

You can catch me
Don't you run
Don't you run
If you live another day in this happy little house
The fires here to stay

To light the night
To help us grow
To help us grow
It is not said I always know

Please don't make a fuss
It won't go away
The wonder of it all the wonder that I made
I am here to stay
I am here to stay
Stay


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"Little House" as written by Marshall Altman Amanda Seyfried

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  • +3
    Song MeaningObviously she's talking about loving someone
    even though they aren't around or together and not sure of what this meand for their future

    "Our hearts sing 'cause
    We do not know, we do not know"

    and though it's not spoken they both know their love for each other
    is the only thing that's important

    "To light the night to help us grow
    It is not said I always know"

    And she's always going to love him no matter what

    "Please don't make a fuss It won't go away"
    "The fire's here to stay"
    WowitsDemeon February 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Amanda's voice. It's so sweet, simple, and pure. This song is beautiful.
    TheCranberriesLoveron May 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about two people who are in a relationship that isn't working. That would appeal to the line, "Our hearts sing less than we wanted, we wanted." And one person is absolutely in love with where she is, but it's turning out to hurt more being in that particular place (i.e. "I love this place, but it's haunted without you"). One person is ready to call it quits, but the other person is trying to get them to re-evaluate their decision to leave. Which would fit the lines, "If you live another day in this happy little house, the fire is here to stay". That would mean that if they can make it through this severely hard time which will determine where their relationship will ultimately stand then it is something real and will last. And the last part of the song I think is the person who is asking the person to stay is saying that they shouldn't fight it because regardless of how they feel, they won't be able to let whatever is binding them together go.
    yeahhitslaurennnnon March 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis is such a beautiful song.
    Paramore64on February 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. However, I am not exactly sure what she is taking about / means? "It is not said I always know" - What is she talking about?
    ashleybfunon February 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song! makes me remaind a lot of things...
    antox89on May 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Song Brought Me To Tears Every time I Hear It. *Turns It On*
    xxxElishaxxxon June 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmanda has such a sweet innocent voice, and it fits the song so perfectly. To me this song is about a girl who is reminded of that one person she loves because of the "little house" they may have shared together.
    les25on August 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about having lived with someone for years, and making a place to call home and building that happiness, and to me, it seems like this significant other has passed away, hence the "we do not know" and "the wonder of it all" and the song is a denial of the truth, because this person is never coming back, but she is "here to stay" because the memories will never leave her, and she wants to keep the love alive. Also "it is not said, I always know" is like she is saying she will always know that he will love her forever, regardless of what has happened. It could also be a breakup song, but there is not even a hint of bitterness there, so I think it's either a forced separation (whether it be work distance etc or death.
    Maddlezon March 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a girl whose boyfriend is away from her, or in the other way, the guy broke up with her. "If you live another day in this happy little house
    The fire's here to stay" lyric part means that the girl is still hoping for the guy to come back to her. She is still willing to accept the guy after all those heartaches.
    yourockedon May 07, 2013   Link

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