"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


Lyrics submitted by DrTolley, edited by ExtremelyWell

"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
  • +2
    Song MeaningStrongest taste
    Loudest drop
    Head is filled
    The thought, unlocked

    DILLON IS DRINKING OR SMOKING THE GOOD STUFF UNTIL SHE HITS THE FLOOR. NO, SHE'S NOT DEAD YET BUT SOON SHE WILL BE.

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

    DILLON WHO'S IN HER EARLY 20'S IS PREDICTING HER OWN DEATH AT AGE 35, WHEN HER SOUL WILL FINALLY UNITE WITH THE SOUL OF HER UNBORN CHILD. THE LAST LINE IS TALKING ABOUT THE FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THE BODIES OF MOTHER AND CHILD.

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

    THE SOULS WILL FINALLY BE UNITED, BUT THE BODIES WILL REST FAR APART DUE TO LIFE'S CIRCUMSTANCES. IT ALSO HINTS THAT THE UNBORN CHILD WHO'S NOW A TEEN MAY WANT SOME TIME ON THEIR OWN AWAY FROM THE MOTHER. DILLON IS ALREADY ACHING THAT SECOND SEPARATION.

    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

    DILLON IS SAYING HOW UNIMPORTANT HER OWN BURIAL PLACE IS TO HER.

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

    NOW THESE FEW LINES ARE STOLEN OFF SOMEONE ELSE'S SONG SO NO NEED TO PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO THEIR MEANING, BUT THEY STILL FIT IN WITH THE OVERALL THEME: DILLON IS YEARNING TO SEE WHAT HER UNBORN CHILD WOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE AT AGE 13. SHE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT SHE'LL SAY AND HOW SHE'LL FEEL WHEN SHE SEES THEM.

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

    DILLON FEELS DEEP REMORSE FOR NOT PROPERLY BURYING HER UNBORN CHILD. IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE DISREGARD OF HER OWN PHYSICAL REMAINS, DILLON IS GOING TO GREAT LENGHS TO DIGNIFY THE LITTLE FETUS REMAINS BURYING IT DEEP UNDERGROUND.

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

    AGAIN, DILLON IS TALKING ABOUT HER OWN DEATH AND HOW IT DOESN'T MATTER UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHE DIES; EVEN IN A WAR (SOME GERMANS STILL FEEL GUILTY ABOUT WW2) OR SOME TERMINAL DISEASE OR UNAVOIDABLE ACCIDENT OR...SUICIDE (A GUARANTEE). SHE DOESN'T EVEN CARE IF HER SONGS/FAME DIE WITH HER (INK SQUIRT).

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

    DILLON FEELS AS IF SHE'S MENTALLY IN PRISON SO SHE WANTS TO USE THAT QUICK PERSONAL ASSOCIATIVE ATTRIBUTE OF HER PRISON, IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE, TO HER BENEFIT, TO KEEP THE REMAINS OF HER UNBORN CHILD IN A SECLUDED PERMANENT PLACE.

    If you go
    Please let me know

    THIS IS NOW TALKING ABOUT THE SOUL OF THE UNBORN CHILD AND THE SOUL OF THE ETERNAL MOTHER WANTING TO FULFILL THE NEED OF BEING A REGULAR MOTHER AND CHILD SPENDING TIME TOGETHER EVEN WHEN THE CHILD IS NOW A TEENAGER.

    I'll come running with a heart on fire
    I'll come running with a heart on fire

    WHEREVER THE CHILD SHALL BE, SHE'LL COME RUNNING TO HIS/HER RESCUE, OR JUST TO GIVE THEM HER STRONGEST EMBRACE BEFORE DEPARTING FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME.
    ExtremelyWellon October 07, 2014   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

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