Did you stick with me?
Let me jog my memory
I see you leaving
Oh, don't forget your TV

It's not a house anymore

That October
He came over every day
The smell of loose leaf
Joints on jeans and we would play

It's not a house anymore

Try to recognize your son
In your eyes he's gone, gone, gone
Is there anyone?
Who wants to see the sun go
down, down, down

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Memory Boy song meanings
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    General CommentTo me it's about the way we reconstruct the places we've been and re-experience them in the process of remembering them. And when those memories are lost to age or disease, the places and people in them evaporate, they no longer exist. "It's not a house anymore", its original meaning is corrupted or lost. And it's especially painful when it's a person who's lost.

    The closing line is beautiful, is there anyone who really wants to see time keep moving, to lose the moment and only have the memory?
    BaronHayneson September 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionAs a CSA survivor diagnosed with PTSD, I'd be very surprised if this song isn't about childhood sexual abuse. I can admit that I often see the ugliest side of anything, but since Bradford Cox has revealed that he too is a survivor (see pitchfork.com/news/27184-deerhunters-cox-explains-recent-blog-posts/ ) this theory is probably worth a second glance. So many of his lyrics - especially on Microcastle, Halcyon Digest and Monomania - are spot on as far as PTSD goes. Anyway, amazing song, these guys play raw and real. Bradford has been my voice so many many times when my own words get stuck in my throat. Rock on!
    TornCurtainon July 24, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSo catchy. "It's not a house anymore."
    dogstarmanon October 25, 2010   Link

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