On the armrest in the car, you rest your arm
And the bridges and city fly by
Talking to someone about something
You nod inside
Attention turns
And you turn away your eyes

I poured a glass of milk
Sat on the couch
Turned the TV off, turned it on again
Yeah oh yeah

On the car ride home
You refuse to talk about it
On the long drive home
You refuse to talk about it
On the car ride home
You refuse to talk about it
On the long drive home
You refuse to talk about it

As the sky the turns from gray to gold
You stay inside
Rest your head and at last you close your eyes


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    My OpinionFor me, this song is about wanting to be there for someone but that someone doesn't need you and there's nothing you could do.
    wordsinreverseon July 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you wordsinreverse, I definitely pick up on the sense of helplessness here.

    "I poured a glass of milk
    Sat on the couch
    Turned the TV off, turned it on again"

    That verse reminds me of a time, recently, when I didn't know what to do with myself. I was upset, and feeling very helpless, and missed dinner, so walked down to the supermarket to get food (I wasn't hungry, I just felt as though it was 'the done thing', what normal people should be doing that time of night). I wandered around, going into the wrong places. I walked into the women's hygiene aisle, and not only am I not a woman, but I am hygienic already. (I stayed there a bit, pretended to look at things, as if I might be buying things for a friend, not wanting to bring attention to the fact that I had, inadvertantly, walked into the wrong aisle at the supermarket (who DOES that?))

    I looked for a while, didn't know what I wanted, tried to feel hungry, wondered what it must be like to feel hungry, thought about everything other than hunger, bought 2 chocolate danishes, walked home, felt okay.
    Manifest0on August 15, 2010   Link

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