Domestic scene
What's missing here?
Leaving just in time
Social climbers at the frontier
But I refuse that climb
We're leaving just in time
We're leaving just in time
Leaving just in time

Domestic scene
Did I belong?
Seemed like a good idea
at one time
But now it's all wrong
Already declined
We're leaving just in time
We're leaving just in time
Leaving just in time

Leaving just in time
Leaving just in time
Leaving just in time
Leaving just in time


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    General CommentIt sounds like it's about moving out of your childhood house, and that feeling that it is finally time to leave it behind.
    Anilandon November 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFavorite song from the album.
    sleepymekoon January 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about not following suite, not adhering to the norm. It seems as if he found himself in a domesticity that, while at one time may have seemed like a good idea, is no longer satisfying. He rejects the lifestyle and its pursuits - leaving just in time.
    emilinaon January 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI honestly think it's just trying to fit in, but I could be wrong :)
    sleepymekoon May 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis makes me think about someone who is unhappy in their living situation, and they're happy that it's finally changing after a tumultuous period.
    Anilandon July 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like a very political song. I interpret the "domestic" as "national".
    He's questioning what is happening, what the place is really about (what's missing here). There's some people (social climber) whose idea he does not accept (I refuse that climb), maybe he think they're just in the run for fame and fortune, or maybe they want to promote idea he doesn't share with them.
    At last, everything is going south, or was it it already that bad ? was he just blind for a second ? (did I belong ?)
    Anyway, now he's leaving but I get the feeling from the overall mood of the song that he would have liked to do something.
    nicolas116on June 09, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI get the impression its about some one who has moved in with a partner but finds its all a bit much. although he thinks himself lucky because his partner is splitting up with him anyway (before he has to tell them)
    cunz06on September 28, 2010   Link

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