"Lego House" as written by and Christopher William/sheeran Leonard....
I'm gonna pick up the pieces
And build a Lego house
When things go wrong we can knock it down

My three words have two meanings
There's one thing on my mind, it's all for you

And it's dark in a cold December, but I've got ya to keep me warm
And if you're broken I'll mend ya
And keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now

I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind
I'll do it all for you in time
And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm gonna paint you by numbers and color you in
If things go right we can frame it, and put you on a wall

And it's so hard to say it but I've been here before
And I'll surrender up my heart and swap it for yours

I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind, I'll do it all for you in time
And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

Don't hold me down,
I think my braces are breaking and it's more than I can take

And if it's dark in a cold December, but I've got ya to keep me warm
And if you're broken I'll mend ya
And keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now

I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind
I'll do it all for you in time
And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And out of all these things I've done, I'll love you better now


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"Lego House" as written by Christopher William/sheeran Leonard

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  • +6
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of Lego House is that is about a guy who has stuffed up really badly in his relationship with his girlfriend, they've broken up and now he wants her back.

    'I'm gonna pick up the pieces and build a lego house, if things go wrong we can knock it down' (in my opinion this is the man's words trying to convince his ex that they should try again, what have they got to lose?)

    'My three words have two meanings' (he means 'i love you' but i don't know what the two meanings are.)

    'but there's one thing on my mind' (his ex)

    'it's all for you' (all his love is for her)



    'And it's dark in a cold December,
    but I've got ya to keep me warm (he depends on her)

    and if you're broken I will mend ya and keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now' (he's saying that she can rely on him)

    'I'm out of touch, I'm out of love' (he's out of touch with the girl he had an affair with and he's called it all off with her)

    "I'll pick you up when you getting down' (He's saying he wants to take care of her again)

    'and out of all these things I've done, I think I love you better now' (after all the cheating, the girlfriend finding out and breaking up with him, he realises that he needs her and loves her more than anything, so he will be a better boyfriend than before.)




    'I'm gonna paint you by numbers
    and colour you in' (He'll make her really happy)

    'If things go right we can frame it, and put you on a wall' (If things go ok in the relationship he might propose)





    And it's so hard to say it but I've been here before (Maybe he has cheated before)

    and I will surrender up my heart
    and swap it for yours (He says now that he has changed and he would give anything to have her and her love back)




    Don't hold me down
    I think my braces are breaking
    and it's more than I can take
    (I'm not really sure what is meant here but maybe it is his pleas as he so desperately wants to get back together with her. The waiting for her answer is torturing him. Or maybe it is the fact that she said no to getting back together?)




    In the last chorus where he says "I will love you better now' he is saying that he knows that he will remain faithful to her and will love no one but her.

    Anyways this is my interpretation of the amazing song Lego House by Ed Sheeran. I hope it makes sense.


    courtmysteron December 11, 2011   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI'm going to frame my observations in light of not only the lyrics but also the music video. While the video depecits an obssessed stalker/fan, I'm going to choose to look at it as someone unhappy with who they are and longing to be someone better. In the vein of a stalker then you've got someone trying to take over someone else's life as their own in an unhealthy kind of way but the core concept is a quite normal one. If you don't like who you are, change.

    Judging from the video, the character played by Grint is either singing this song to Sheeran or he isn't. If he isn't, then he's singng it to himself - or some version of himself - possibly a version of himself he wants to be. I would propose that every time he used the word 'we' that it is meant to imply himself now and himself in the future, together, the pair of them. "I'll do it all for you in time" could easily be a promise to himself in the future. In time everything I do will cause you to exist in more than my desires, I will be the man I want to be and looking back I will be able to see all the things I've done have led me to where I am.

    "It's so hard to say it but I've been here before and I'll surrender up my heart and swap it for yours" is just another way of saying that so far his efforts have led him back to his old ways again and again, but he's willing to trade all the things that he currently cares about (his heart) for the things he wants to be able to say he cares about in the future. You could wrap up a lot into the phrase 'cares about': people, addictions, habits. Sometimes the person you want to be doesn't have ties to the things you yourself currently have ties to.

    "If you're broken I'll mend ya and keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now...I'll pick you up when you're getting down..." The use of 'we' and 'you' can get vague and tricky when talking about yourself in seperate time periods. And ths line introduces a third 'persona' of self. Kind of an outside controlling entity. In order to create person B from person A there must be a person C to orchestrate the change. 'If (you in the now) are broken I (the one in charge) will mend ya and keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now...I'll (the one in charge) pick you up when you're (in the now) getting down.' You could argue that the controlling persona is an abstraction in the now of the person he wants to be in the future.

    I know right now I've lost some of you, but how different is this than telling yourself to buck up after something personally devestating happens. You might be wrecked. And you know you need to not be wrecked, but you feel wrecked, so you tell yourself to buck up and straighten up and you do. Persona A turns into Persona B through the controlling influence of Persona C.

    "Out of touch, out of love, out of sight, out of mind" is how he will seem once he achieves his goals in the future. This is how I was - best not to think of it anymore, things are better now.

    "I'm gonna paint you by numbers and color you in", Painting by numbers is an act of creation. Creation by the book, according to the plan. He's going to create this future self by his plan(s) and "If things go right we can frame it, and put you on a wall". If it works out right it'll be worthy for display, a finished product, he can cease his efforts of creating this person he wants to be because he will have succeeded and become that person.

    And as far as the phrase '"Out of all these things I've done, I think I love you better now", he's sayingthat even though he might not be there yet....and though he may have failed on numerous occassions to invoke the exact changes he desires in his own life, he's happier with the result now than with what he had before. Like a Lego House, anything that isn't satisfactoy will be broken and restructured the next time around.

    As a closing thought, the three words with two meanings....I believe the words are obviously 'I love you'. And in light of my interpretation here I would say the two meanings are the love he has for himself as a being (ie he's not suicidal or anything, he loves himself too much to do anything stupid, etc) and he also loves himself too much to let himself stay the way he is. A love that sees the potential for something better. A self version of the old concept "I love you for who you are, but I love you too much to let you keep doing what you're doing (to yourself)."
    UnderTruthon July 27, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI'm gonna pick up the pieces,
    And build a Lego house
    When things go wrong we can knock it down

    When things go wrong, we can always rebuild

    My three words have two meanings,
    There's one thing on my mind, it's all for you

    My ‘I love you’ means I love you
    And I love who I am around you/who you make me
    Everything I think about is related to you

    And it's dark in a cold December, but I've got ya to keep me warm
    And if you're broken I'll mend ya
    And keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now

    When I’m sad, you make me feel better
    And when you’re sad, I’ll make you feel better
    And save you from what’s wrong

    I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
    I'll pick you up when you're getting down
    And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

    I’m disconnected from the rest of world, because you are my world
    When you’re sad, I’ll make you feel better
    And because we've survived this world, it makes me love you more

    I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind
    I'll do it all for you in time
    And out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

    You make me feel amazing (out of sight)
    You make me feel crazy (out of mind)
    I’ll do everything you want me to
    And because we’ve survived this world, it makes me love you more

    I'm gonna paint you by numbers and color you in
    If things go right we can frame it, and put you on a wall

    If things go right, I’ll be sure to praise you

    And it's so hard to say it but I've been here before
    And I'll surrender up my heart and swap it for yours

    I’ve been in love before, but it didn’t work
    But I’ll give you my heart if you give me yours

    Don't hold me down,
    I think my braces are breaking and it's more than I can take

    Don’t make me love you, I already do
    But if you push it might be more than I can handle
    SimonePawson February 12, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI am going to have to agree with UnderTruth. No one seems to be taking into account that there is nothing about love and a guy/girl relationship in the music video. The music video features Rupert Grint losing himself and not knowing who he really is. Yes the lyrics could lead a person to think that its a love song but it really isn't. Watching a music video is very beneficial to the understanding of a song.
    nraineyon May 09, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm sure somewhere in this song he says "I pity the fool"
    tommyhaychon December 12, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I listen to this I relate to it as me first going to high school. At first I was very nervous and scared. I was always worried about what others thought about me. I felt kind of lonely at first because I never felt welcomed whenever I went places, but when I came to high school i finally felt welcomed. My interpretation of the verse "And it's dark in a cold December, but I've got ya to keep me warm
    And if you're broken I'll mend ya
    And keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now" was that even if I wasn't taken for who I was at school, I still had my family and they would always be there for me. Thankfully that never happened, but I always know that my family loves me for me.
    ebliesneron August 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this one is moreso about him trying to mend a broken down relationship, which was also once a strong friendship.

    Build a lego house - to me would mean it as something that can be knocked down, but still can be rebuilt again.

    Three words have two meanings - as a friend, as a lover. She is still there for him, and he will be there for her if she needed it

    I'm out of touch, I'm out of love - He doesn't know how to show his love for her anymore. He finds his ways of showing his affection for her to appear unexistent. But he wants to show her, and he thinks he will 'love her better' learning from his mistakes.

    I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind - She could have tried to distance herself from him, to try and get rid of those feelings, but he persists to carry on and promises he will make up for the mistakes.

    Paint you by numbers - Trying to make her fully happy again and feel complete because of him.

    Been here before - Self explanatory. He wants to give her his everything, in return for her trust to do the same.

    Don't hold me down - He can't accept 'just' being friends with her. He needs more.
    Serosaiaon March 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with all the comments above, however i dont think he cheated on her. i think the "three words have two meanings' could refer to his love for her and his love for his music career which has made him 'out of touch' with her and his life back home.
    he is also 'out of sight', meaning he is very rarely at home and able to spend time with her but he wants to.
    i also think that 'all these things that i have done' refers to him constantly choosing his career over her, but now he is going to make more of an effort and love her better.
    this also ties in with a lot of the other songs on the album which are about being seperated from home and the people he loves.
    myfavouritethingon March 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionFor me, its about the loss of a child regardless of what--whether its abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or adoption. Me personally I would say if I got a chance to be a mother again I definitely would not take it for granted. I was not ready, but maybe next time around I will be and love them with my whole heart. I know I may be way off but thats just my take on it and how it speaks to me. So now I can work on becoming a better person for whatever else is to come in the future. I do believe that some things are a blessing in disguise and it did happen for a reason. Great tune though it can mean a lot of things other than a relationship...I find that it's more of someone speaking to themselves about how to right all the wrongs so far in their lives.
    MiiXEDGEMSon April 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard that this song was made after ed sheeran found a lego house that he has build with the lego pieces that his girfriend give it to him. So he saw the lego house and he remebered the time he was spending with her. I also think the lego house means their relationship because if it doesn't work they "can knock it down,like they can break up and if thing gone right he "can frame it".I think about this like he can be proud about their relationship and talk about it.
    sheerio22on April 13, 2014   Link

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