"Heirloom" as written by and Evan Abeele Denise Nouvion....
Between the states where years collide
We can just lie still
Waiting for the date to spend

And watch the light slowly arrive
Passed against my eyes
Crossing through your arms

While we...

Lie on the ground before the lightning strikes
Just don't drown in the flood
Just don't drown in the flood
Just don't drown in the flood

Doing a phrase between our names
A pack to carry on
Against this all those

When we were sleeping through the year
The things are seemed far off
The torned skies come down

Slowly...

Lie on the ground before the lightning strikes
Just don't drown in the flood
Just don't drown in the flood
Just don't drown in the flood


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    Lyric CorrectionBetween the state where years collide
    We can just lie still
    Waiting for the day to spill

    And watch the lights slowly arrive
    Pressed against my eyes
    Tracing all the lines

    Slowly

    Lie on the ground before the lightning strikes
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood


    Lie on the ground before the lightning strikes
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood

    And we put first between our names
    A pack to carry-on
    In case this all goes wrong

    When we were sleeping through the years
    The days all seemed far off
    Until the sky swelled up

    Slowly

    Lie on the ground before the lightning strikes
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood


    Lie on the ground before the lightning strikes
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Just don't drown in the flood
    Bearstronautson August 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commentit should be "a pact to carry on, in case this all goes wrong" instead of "pack" :)

    can't help but think that this is about growing up with someone, and the overwhelming nature of it all. the years are colliding and all they want to do is lie still for a second and take it all in; they want to prepare for the freedom and intensity of what life offers ("lie on the ground before the lightning strikes") but if they're not careful, they can get caught up in the excitement and drown in the flood. the repeated line at the end is "can we survive without measured time?" which is hugely significant in the life of anyone finding themselves leaving the family home and moving into a house with what could be a partner?

    i don't know how the title fits into this, or even if it's a valid interpretation, but it's a beautiful record either way. yet another in incredible song from memoryhouse!
    ameliaryan94on April 22, 2012   Link

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