And I was in the corner
I was taking my medicine
And you were in the corner too
But I didn't wanna share it with you
How are we ever gonna get any better
If we're always in the same room?
We read she pulled out the tendons
And she set them on the river
Now we know that it isn't true

We are only ever
Little sparrows on a mountain side
When the wind came up
And it blew away her footing
And it forced her into flight
So how are we ever gonna get any better
Under cover of the same night?
We read she pulled out the tendons
And she set them on the river
Now we know that isn't right

I'm going to buy a sharper set of knives.

So whose side are you on?
To set me loose like Clovis' sons
Their mothers bed to lay them on
Whose side are you on?

Caught up in the eye of
Every storm that passes through
If history is beholden to
A very different kind of truth
Then how are we ever gonna get any better
If we're always in the same room?
We read she pulled out the tendons
And she set them on the river
Now we know that isn't true

I'm going to buy a keener set of lies.

And whose side are you on?
To set me loose like Clovis' sons
Their mothers bed to lay them on
Whose side are you on?

And maybe there has always been
Something in the corner hiding
The feeling as a child we had
There's something in between the air

And even on the coldest night
I generate a heat inside me
And even with the tendon's cut
There's something in the corner hiding
In between the air

And whose side are you on?
To set me loose like Clovis' sons
Their mothers bed to lay them on

Whose side are you on? (x3)

I was in the corner
I was taking my medicine
And you were in the corner too
But I didn't wanna share it with you


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Clovis' Sons song meanings
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    General CommentI had listened to this song in passing and today as I was walking down the sidewalk the gorgeous opening riff/whistle came into my head. It took my a minute to place it...

    Josh Pyke says this song was inspired by a gruesome painting of Clovis' murdered sons, a story that turned out to be mere legend. "History has its own version of the truth." (From an interview on thebrag(dot)com.)

    I did find this on Wikipedia though: "Clovis would send gifts and money to the nobles and those responsible for protecting a rival king, to bribe them to betray their king, or he would tell a rival king's son that if the son killed his royal father, Clovis would support the son's ascent to the throne and the son would gain an alliance with Clovis. However when the son had killed his father Clovis would reveal the son's crime, have the son murdered and take over the kingdom without much opposition."

    This could give "set me lose, like Clovis' sons" a haunting echo of naivety, temptation, and betrayal.

    The entire song gives me a sense of the way we distort memories according to our own interpretation of events. We often do it with those closest to us, to those we have grown with.

    "How are we ever gonna get any better
    If we're always in the same room?"
    anewlifeon August 01, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song has parts that speak to the feeling that you have after a bad breakup with someone that you see all the time, such as the line "How are we ever gonna get any better If we're always in the same room?", as though you feel the wounds will never heal as long as you have to see them again. I know, there's not a lot to support this, but its just a feeling I get from the song.
    sking17on May 08, 2014   Link

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