"Empty Corridors" as written by and Benjamin John Howard....
She's got a little house in town
I sometimes go around, there
To see her
And she let me deep inside
I sing her love songs
But she'll turn a blind eye
'Cause she ain't the sentimental type
I keep my heart in my pocket and I hold
I hold it tight

I know that she don't mind if I
Go away and I don't call
I know that she don't mind if I'm absent through it all

I know that she don't mind if I
Go away and I don't call
I know that she don't mind if I'm absent through it all
Through it all
Through it all

Her skin is softer than the bluest eyes
Mmmm, with the warmth that I need
Gives me a place
To hide

From the streetlights burning through the bedroom window
Oh honey, shadows, yeah there's loneliness we cling to
When the morning comes
We'll go, we'll go our separate ways, here
Ain't no magic, my dear, ain't no reason to stay

I know that she don't mind if I
Go away and I don't call
I know that she don't mind if I'm absent through it all

I know that she don't mind if I
Go away and I don't call
I know that she don't mind if I'm absent through it all
Through it all
Through it all

And we fall through empty corridors
And we talk in our useless metaphors
Yeah we fall through empty corridors
And we talk in our useless metaphors
And we fall through empty corridors
And we talk in our useless metaphors

Only 'cause we're lonely
Only 'cause we're lonely
Only 'cause we're lonely
Only 'cause we're lonely
Only lonely
Only lonely
Only 'cause we're lonely
No, no, no, no
Only 'cause we're lonely
Lonely here
Lonely
Lonely here


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"Empty Corridors" as written by Benjamin John Howard

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    My OpinionOn one of Ben's other songs, a user was sharing his/her interpretation of the song, and they mentioned the Ben had a girl-friend that committed suicide. I don't know if this is true or not, but since hearing that i have connected alot of Ben's lyrics with suicide. It seems that almost all of his songs are written about someone he is in love with, that he can not be with.

    To me, this song is about him and a girl, who are both emotionaly wounded from something, so they find comfort in being intimate with each other.

    The verse of the song is pretty straight forward. There is a girl that he goes to have sex with when he i feeling lonley- "She's got a little house in town
    I sometimes go around, there
    To see her
    And she let me deep inside"
    He tries to show her emotional live, but she turns him down because she wants nothing more that a physical relationship- "I sing her love songs
    But she'll turn them blind
    Like she ain't the sentimental type"
    He agrees to keep it strictly physical- "I keep my heart in my pocket and I hold
    I hold it tight"

    The chorus is saying they are not in love, they only come around when they need comfort- "I know that she don't mind if I,
    Go away and I don't call
    I know that she don't mind if I'm absent through it all" "Her skin is softer than the bluest eyes
    With the warmth that i need"

    In the second verse, he is saying that being with her is a way of forgetting or 'hiding' from the ghosts of the women he truly loves- "Gives me a place
    To hide from the streetlights burning through the bedroom window"
    When they are apart 'in the shadows' they are both lonley but they still go their separate ways because they are not in a real relationship, there is no reason to stay together- "In the shadows yeah there's loneliness we cling to
    When the morning comes
    We'll go, we'll go our separate ways
    Ain't no magic here, ain't no reason to stay"

    The song ends with him saying they live their lives feeling lonely without their true loves- "And we fall through empty corridors"
    But they never talk to each other about it, they talk in metaphors, avoiding fully admitting their loneliness- "And we talk in useless metaphors"

    Again, this is just my interpretation of the song, i could be totally off.
    Ben is absolutely amazing, it brings tears to my eyes listening to the beauty of his lyrics.
    bhmcttmoeon May 11, 2013   Link

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