So, what if I was just a painter painting houses on the rich blue coast?
Would you ever try to leave me for somebody who deserves you most?
'Cause darling I am just a painter.
I'm painting houses for the rich old folks.
I'm gonna make a million dollars, 'cause nobody's gonna steal you, no.
For diamonds and gold.
For diamonds and gold.

'Cause I've broken bones for you, and for you only.
I make the money, but we just can't keep this home.
Give me your heart and your hand.
And we can run, we can run, we can run, baby run now.
We can run, baby run.

She's like a bullet through an ocean.
I still remember how you moved so slow.
You tried to killed me with a shotgun.
Bang, now we're even.
We don't stop till someone's bleeding.
We don't stop till someone's bleeding.

'Cause I've broken bones for you, and for you only.
I make the money, but we just can't keep this home.
Give me your heart and your hand.
Then we can run, we can run, we can run, baby run now.
We can run, baby run, baby you're my hope.

Permanently yours.
Sometimes, the moon looks brighter then the sun.
As times like this run up my wrists.
She hates all of the guts and blood.
Splash around with me.
While we move like flames on burning sheets.
And your doctor won't stop calling me her medication.
But, baby no, sometimes things don't work out the way we've planned.
To live is just to fall asleep.
To die is to awaken.

Maybe we're meant to lose the ones we love.
But, I'll fight for you till then.
And if he stole you from me.
On my arm is a tattoo of your name.

I've broken bones for you, and for you only.
I needed money, but fuck money.
We want love.
Give me your heart and your hand, and we can run.


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Million Dollar Houses (The Painter) song meanings
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  • +6
    General CommentI wrote this song as a gift to my parents. It's meant to be my dad talking to my mom. My dad has worked very hard his entire life as a painting contractor, struggling and fighting to make enough money to keep us going. We recently had to sell our house because things were just getting too expensive to afford anymore. This song is about how through all the years, my mom and dad have never let money tear them apart, and no matter how bad things got, they’ve always had each other. I strongly express my hatred for money and the way it sometimes fucks with people's lives and families. All you need is love. The Beatles were right all along. Go figure.

    -Vic Fuentes
    treejayon June 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst time i took a listen i was hooked.
    this song is beautiful. ptv has gotten so much better.
    jessX3babyon July 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! I hear "for diamonds and gold"
    vampricon June 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics from album

    So, what if I was just a painter,
    painting houses on the rich blue coast?
    Would you ever try to leave me for somebody who deserves you most?
    because darling I am just a painter.
    I'm painting houses for the rich old folks.
    I'm gonna make a million dollars, because nobody's gonna steal you, no.
    For diamonds and gold.
    For diamonds and gold.

    I've broken bones for you, and for you only.
    I make money, but we just can't keep this home.
    Give me your heart and your hand and we can run,
    We can run, we can run baby, run now,
    We can run baby run,

    she's like a bullet through an ocean.
    I still remember how you moved so slow.
    you tried to killed me with a shotgun.
    Bang now we're even.
    We don't stop till someone's bleeding.
    We don't stop till someone's bleeding.

    I've broken bones for you, and for you only.
    I make the money, but we just can't keep this home.
    Give me your heart and your hand ans we can run,
    We can run, we can run baby, run now, we can run baby,
    Run baby, you're my hope

    Permanently yours,
    Sometimes, the moon looks brighter then the sun.
    As times like this run up my wrists.
    She hates all of the guts and blood.
    Splash around with me.
    While we move like flames on burning sheets,
    And your doctor won't stop calling me her medication.
    But baby no, sometimes things don't work out the way we've planned.
    To live is just to fall asleep.
    To die is to awaken.

    Maybe we're meant to lose the ones we love
    But I'll fight for you till then.
    And if he stole you from you me.
    On my arm is a tattoo of your name.

    I've broken bones for you, and for you only.
    I make money, but fuck money.
    We want love.
    Give me your heart and your hand, and we can run.
    brokenprideon June 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite line, " I make money, but fuck money WE WANT LOVE"
    jadorehannahon June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this band. <3
    carinaaon July 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's one of the weaker songs on the album, yes, but I can't stop singing the chorus!
    xhyperxon January 12, 2011   Link

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