"Canopies And Drapes" as written by and Emma Moss....
I wanna see you tonight
What's the point?
All we do is fight
I've loved you
So long
I don't know who I'd be without

My head hurts
I wish I'd never woke up
I feel worse
Than when S Club 7 broke up
I hate the day
It hates me
So does everybody else

I sit here drooling on my own again
And like a routine episode of Friends
What does it mean to be American?
Is it
Feelings, coffee and
I'll be there for you?

Later on me and a bottle will hook up to have some fun
Then I'll call your house at twelve to let you know
That I'm drunk
Say I'm sorry Mr C, I was just looking for your son
How are you, incidentally, do you know if he's out
Alone?
There is this book he lent to me something like seven
Months ago
I'm gonna burn it in the street be so kind as let him
Know
That I'm dealing
With this badly
And
Could he please get back to me?

Since you've gone my only friends are Billy Bragg and
The Jam
Though my time with you has got me feeling oh so k.d.
Lang
I think you're right about the New Kids on the Block
And I agree now Billy Joel does not rock

Wish I could tell you all the things that Woody Allen
Helps me see
How Annie Hall is starting to seem quite a lot like you
And me
It took a while to come around to David Bowie's new CD
And it's much too late to give back your Magnetic
Fields EP
Can I keep it
By my pillow?
Fucking loved it
How I long to tell you so

When I get to sleep I'll dream again of canopies and
Grapes
And wake shaking from the knowledge that the mattress
Holds your shape
I assume my phone is dead because it hasn't rung for
Months
If tomorrow is the funeral do you think that you could
Come?
I could give you back your music and your t-shirts and
Your socks
Walk to Jazz's house in SOHO cry into her letter box
Spend some time out to resuscitate my soul
Take up smoking and drink carrot juice and grow
Teach the mattress to expel you from its folds
Then dry my eyes and keep on walking til the motion
Makes me strong
Until one day I realise I don't remember that you're
Gone
We'll be strangers
Who were lovers
I'll recover
It's so weird how time goes on


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"Canopies and Drapes [*]" as written by Emma Moss

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  • +1
    General Commentmagnetic field teepee = Magnetic Fields EP.

    C'mon, I can't be the first person to visit this page that knows who the Magnetic Fields are. They're amazing!
    moopthemuffinson March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know some of the words are probably wrong.. and i particularly don't get the third verse. but i love how the whole song is bursting with this whole bunch of words. i also love the part where she goes "could he please get back to me?" cos she's asking his dad to get him to call her back and she's kinda begging him to come back at the same time.
    bleep!on May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason this song makes me think of a friend of mine who was killed. Even though this is a song about the loss of a romantic relationship, the sense of grief it expresses is so similar to what I've felt.
    jaybeeon June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song argh.
    dricamboon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just too good to be true. I know it's basically simple, about the breakup of a relationship, but somehow I always get from it that she has no real claim on her lover anyway, maybe she was just friends with this guy but had secret feelings for him? I'm rambling, though.
    rentonon October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line, "And wake shaking from the knowledge that the mattress holds your shape" is what got to me. After a few listens, i realised it's:
    teach the matress to expel you from its folds :)
    miss_motoon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line, "And wake shaking from the knowledge that the mattress holds your shape" is what got to me. After a few listens, i realised it's:
    teach the matress to expel you from its folds :)
    miss_motoon January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally i think this song is about the death of her lover.

    "And it's much too late to give back your magnetic field EP"
    "Until one day i realise I don't remember that you're gone"

    I believe it's about dealing with death, and how she is in denial for so long about it.
    indieeyes101on May 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love how her descriptions of her difficulties letting go of the relationship are so simple and easy to relate to
    i giggled when she mentioned s club 7
    lovely song =)
    hamfruitcakeon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't that this song is about the death of a lover. I think its simply the death of a relationship something that in its self requires a kind of mourning. Her difficulties are just in letting go of a realationship that has obviously shaped her.

    "I've loved you. So long
    I don't know who I'd be without"

    I think this is how anyone whos been with someone for a period of time feels. It's accepting that things will never quite be the same again.

    "We'll be strangers
    who were lovers
    I'll recover
    It's so weird how time goes on"


    I love this song and all of Emmy Lees songs mainly because it speaks of things that all of us do and the reactions are the way that all of us react.

    Anyway im more than likley talking nonsense now.
    prettylikedollyon October 08, 2007   Link

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