"Thirteen Thirtyfive" as written by and Dominique/lekman Dillon De Byington....
Strongest taste
Loudest drop
Head is filled
The thought, unlocked

Strongest taste
Loudest drop
Head is filled
The thought, unlocked

Strongest taste
Loudest drop
Head is filled
The thought, unlocked

Strongest taste
Loudest drop
Head is filled

You'd be thirteen
I'd be thirty-five
Gone to find a place for us to hide

Be together, but alone
As the need for it has grown

You'd be thirteen
I'd be thirty-five
Gone to find a place for us to hide

Be together, but alone
As the need for it has grown, yeah

Cha cha, cha cha, cha cha
Cha cha, cha cha

A cave or a shed
A car or a bed
A hole in the ground
Or a burial mound
A bush or a tree
Or the aegean sea, will do for me

Cha cha, cha cha, cha cha
Cha cha, cha cha, ha

I can say that you look pretty
You turn my legs into spaghetti
You set my heart on fire

For you I found a vent
In the bottom of a coal mine
Just enough space for your hands in the inside

If you go
Do let me know

You'd be thirteen
I'd be thirty-five
Gone to find a place for us to hide

A den or a dessert
Perhaps an ink squirt
A cellar, a wishing well, a war
Or a guarantee will do for me

For you I found a cell
On the top floor of a prison
Just enough space for you to fit your feet in

If you go
Do let me know

For you I found a cell
On the top floor of a prison
Just enough space for you to fit your feet in

If you go
Please let me know

I go running with a heart on fire
I go running with a heart on fire
I go running with a heart on fire
I go running with a heart on fire
I go running with a heart on fire
I go running with a heart on fire
I go running with a heart on fire


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"Thirteen Thirtyfive" as written by Dominique/lekman Dillon De Byington

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI read on one of the youtube comments and someone that she had a miscarriage a while back, and that if her daughter were alive when she wrote that song then that's how old she'd be. "You'd be thirteen, I'd be thirty-five."
    meghan97on December 31, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI personally think this is about a miscarriage.

    be together, but alone
    as the need for it has grown, yeah

    that line reminds me of how she misses her baby.

    or:

    You'd be thirteen i'd be thirty-five

    The baby would be thirteen whilst she'd be thirty-five.

    This interpretation sucks. But, that's what I think.
    kaythereon May 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI believe she is looking back and singing to herself. She wishes she could comfort the depressed alone child she once was. Wants to tell her everything will be ok I'm here for you.
    Howonderfulon December 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is this song about? I love her voice a lot and the music obviously, but the lyrics are a bit..weird. It gives me the vibe this track is about a paedophil-ish relationship.

    BTW I recognized this part from the awesome Jens Lekman's song:

    I can say that you look pretty
    you turn my legs into spaghetti
    you set my heart on fire
    freakgirlxxon December 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationok so this is my interpretation... i think this song is the story of a girl who had been abused at the age of 21-22... maybe after the girl didnt had the opportunity to make a baby so she's thinking back... this baby she may have aborted would be 13 and she'd be 35... it could also work with the story of a girl who was pregnant at 21-22 and she aborted because she wasnt ready and now she's thinking about it... does it make sense to you?
    sspicheon January 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI interpret this as a grown adult looking back at themselves to their thirteen year old self who suffered abuse. Now that she has grown up she almost wants to comfort her thirteen year old self.

    "you'd be thirteen
    I'd be thirty-five
    gone to find a place for us to hide

    a den or a dessert
    perhaps an ink squirt
    a cellar, a wishing well, a war
    or a guarantee will do for me."

    Her mention of 'anywhere' to hide a war, a cellar and a wishing well is a massive give away to show that anywhere would have been preferable to that time. Sometimes memories can be so strong that it can almost take you back.

    "Strongest taste
    loudest drop
    head is filled
    the thought, unlocked"

    The emphasis on the senses show that she is possibly looking back. The thought is powerful.
    xoxRxoxon February 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI am also trying to decide whether it's a pedophilia type song, or if it is in fact about a baby.

    The things that make me believe it is about her child are things such as the obvious "you'd be thirteen I'd be thirtyfive," indicating what the age of the child would be. But also, i think the "If you go, please let me know" is kind of a parent thing. A worrisome need to know where your child is. Also, when she says "I found an air vent in the bottom of a coal mine" ect, it shows that she is willing to do whatever to protect and save that child.

    However, I do think this song sounds like she's in love with a 13 year old and she would do anything to be with them. The whole, "together but alone as the need for it has grown" always has made me think of people who are sexually active with each other. You need to be together but not with anyone else because you're doing the nasty. Although this seems like a silly idea to be frank, there have been creepier songs.
    mewmeowcaton September 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a woman and her child who died from an abusive husband and father, respectively. They died and the woman has not found peace but her child might have, thus the lyrics " if you go, please let me know." so she could follow or find how to move on as well as the child.
    She also grew very much protective of the child and finds a place for them to hide every now and again.
    kilaisnotonfiron October 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me, I draw a lot of similarities between this song and "Lolita" (where their ages were 36 &12). I view it as a love song from Humbert's perspective about his overwhelming love for Lolita. The portion about them finding a place to be "together but alone" would describe their road trip to find a place to settle down after her mother's death. "If you go, please let me know" would be when Lolita left Humbert for the child pornographer but didn't tell him, causing him to worry she had been abducted and trying to hunt her down. Finally, the "running with a heart on fire" depicts Humbert's betrayal and passion at the end when Lolita contacts him, and subsequently abandons him, leaving him to seek revenge.
    wickedweston November 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me this song has a different meaning as I discovered it at a strange time in me and my girlfriend's relationship. As she just got a job I started feeling that we won't have any more time together at all since work takes up 5 almost full days of our lives each week.

    So when the song says "You'd be thirteen, I'd be thirty-five" to me it means something like no matter the age or our differences, "Gone to find a place for us to hide" I will try to get us away from the world, "Be together, but alone
    As the need for it has grown" because I want us to be together and alone as the more you spend time at work the less quality time you get to spend with your loved one.
    IFlip92on November 11, 2013   Link

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