Well I slept on
The solid ground
Near your house
And it felt just like
A barbell wrapped in a shell
When I slept on
The solid ground
Near your house
I could feel its weary muscles under the dirt

When I slept on
The solid ground
Right next to you
And the frost looked like
A castle
Wrapped up in a tale
When I slept on
The solid ground
Near your house
You could feel by
The corner
Step right in.

In Winter decay
When hope and plans seem all but gone
You have found a way
To make me seem like almost drawn
In Winter's decay
When hope and plans seem all but gone
You have found a way
To make me seem like almost drawn
In Winter's decay
When hope and plans seem all but gone
You have found a way
To make me seem like almost drawn

When I slept on
The solid ground
Near your house


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  • +1
    General Commenti think this is wrong

    "And the frost looked like
    A castle
    Wrapped up in a tale"

    i think its suppose to say "Wrapped up in Tin"
    soy_sauceon June 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think I'm hearing "a barbell wrapped in a shirt". I also agree with soy sauce about "wrapped up in tin". "you could feel by the corner" sounds like "you could peel back the corner" to me and I think it makes more sense the way I'm hearing it. Fantastic band, lets all support them as well as we can.
    BreakfastCaton June 17, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"A barbell wrapped in a shirt"
    That is kind of how sleeping on the ground feels.

    Also:
    "You could peel back the corner and step right in"

    "You have found a way to make me seem like almost warm"
    Makes sense with the winter line.
    bocmaximaon July 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was created in a clown factory.
    tsucolon July 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's 'wrapped up in a tent'

    and i like bocmaxima's 'seem like almost warm.' that makes a lot more sense to me
    hfulle41on August 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlright, seriously, why all the confusion?

    "And it felt just like a barbell wrapped in a shirt" is correct and goes along with "I could feel its weary muscles under the dirt." Bocmaxima is right, that's how it feels to lie on dirt ground, much the way it feels to hold a barbell wrapped in a shirt: it's a slight comfort to the already too weary. It also, along with its rhyming line, illustrates the singer's closeness to the place, a place so near and dear to him that the earth there itself shares his weariness.

    "And the frost looked like a castle wrapped up in tin" is correct and goes along with "you could peel back the corner and step right in." He's probably talking about the frost on her walls, reflective like tin. Perhaps evocative of some kind of commoner/countess affair felt in him at simply being near her bed, near her window.

    "In winter decay, when hope and plans seem all but gone, you have found a way to make me seem like almost dawn." Have you ever spent the night on dirt ground in winter? You lose everything. Everything you hold on to is pulled down with your warmth into the cold earth. You lose all reason and hope. But when you see the dawn coming, all of that changes: you remember the daylight. There is only one other thing in this world that can make you feel what is felt in that moment. A proximity to the one you love.
    pladoghon May 10, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"To make me seem like almost drawn" sounds wrong to me. I'm hearing 'these' instead of 'me.' I'm not sure about the last word. I've watched a few live videos, and it sounds like it starts with a B. But I can't figure it out...
    sushicatofgodon November 02, 2011   Link

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