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There i sat alone in the car the weight of what you'd done around me
oh all around me
and with the water rushing down my eyes
it was all that i could do, not to scream

but oh, it's alright, now it's over, oh baby, this was the night
and oh mr. moon, shines down on my home,
it's where i belong
without you

recall, i want a recall, you are crying on my telephone
but oh no, oh no no no no
bones crack and fingers blister, i might console you, but look at my sisters
brilliant like fireflies up in their bedroom

but oh, mister moon shines down on my home, it's where i belong
without you
and oh, what can be said for the gift that has
flown into my hand? in my hand

There i sat alone in the car,
the weight of what you'd done around me all around me

Oh no, no no no


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    General CommentSo sad, yet so beautiful. I love the line, "i might console you, but look at my sisters
    brilliant like fireflies up in their bedroom."
    manprettys_pantieson February 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentRadiohead influences somewhere in here.

    This song made me almost instantly cry. Sherri's so beautiful and deserves everything she has now.
    canvaswingson February 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the whole album is about the Dupree sisters' various relationship problems, suffering through them, and moving on, stronger. & I agree with manprettys, it's a beautiful line.
    mister care-too-muchon May 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI hope it's not about rape. (..alone in my car, the weight of what you'd done...)
    triviafairyon June 14, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI recall reading somewhere that this song was written specifically with all of the Dupree sister's relationships at the time in mind. One was getting divorced, one had an engagement called off, and I believe the other had just been dumped.

    That being said, this song seems to be a reflection on all the sad things that seemed to happen all at once. At night, when people have time to think about what's going on their lives, that's when the singer is reminded of the moon and how it's shining down on her life without the other person around to hurt her. At some point, she must have gotten a (possibly drunken) phone call from her ex trying to get back together, and instead of taking him up on the opportunity, she's inspired by how strong her sisters have been and turns him away.

    It sounds like a really sad, upsetting song, but it's more like a song of sisterly love and sticking together through the hard times.
    zeeshineon January 17, 2015   Link

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