"NW Apt." as written by and Benjamin Bridwell....
Northwest apartment, apartment
I'm driving over in Oakridge baby with the whole neighbourhood in tow
Somebody trapped in the underground basement just a few blocks down the road
Northwest apartment, apartment

With three guitars and one amplifier I'm gonna blow the dust off this scene
Everybody in population are gonna find out what I mean
Northwest apartment, apartment
When all the parts equal more than the sum
And the sum equals none

This thing was built in a day knowing that the Romans took longer than that
We brought a bass player a cold old soul and he's a first class welcome mat
Well cleaned apartment, apartment

In the morning I walk up I'm ready for the night time to begin
And what's that over there on my pillow someone sleeping in my bed
Northwest apartment, apartment

When all the parts equal more than the sum
And the sum equals none
Yeah, well


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"Nw Apt" as written by Benjamin Bridwell

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    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics should be "I'm driving over in Moclips baby with the whole neighborhood in tow". Moclips is a small ocean-town in Washington State, about three hours outside of Seattle where BoH was formed.
    GeekyRandyon September 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of the inspirations for this song was an eerie experience Bridwell had years previously, on his first day of a writing stay at the resort town of Moclips in Washington, USA. He told UK newspaper The Independent how the window of the mobile home next door haunted him. "I thought 'ah, somebody's in there'," he recalled. "And they never left. I never saw it move again. I never saw anybody, there was nobody on the beach walking around. Of course the imagination starts working. So I'm sitting there trying to record something, and I keep hearing this 'ding, ding, ding' and... what is that noise? Now I'm convinced that someone is trapped in an underground basement. Because they haven't heard a car go by on this dirt road for so long, they're trying desperately to get my attention. The sun's going down, I'm going to explore this weird-ass mile of dirt road. And when I come back, it's this flagpole, right outside my place, going 'ding, ding' in the wind. It's those little things, those tinges of paranoia where your mind starts telling yourself... terrible things! There's no one around that you can have comfort in. It's up to me to save this Silence of the Lambs situation."

    Years later, Bridwell recalled the experience in this song's line, "somebody trapped in an underground basement just down the road."
    FloridaGuyon October 10, 2011   Link

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