"How The Hell Did We Get Here?" as written by and Matt Skiba....
How The Hell Did We Get Here?
We’ve been walking in circles all night long,
never held onto my fear, but it seems like you sensed it all along
How the hell did we get here?
Like three blind bats lost in the light, with our destinies unclear,
We’re quiet as cathedral mice on lithium

Now I gotta level with you baby I’ve taken all that I can
You came and went and you left me crazy
Off in a far away land
Now I gotta level with you baby I am lost and alone
At the end of this hallway maybe this house of leaves is a home

How The Hell Did We Get Here?
We’ve been spiraling downward now for days
Never once shed all my tears ‘til my sense of direction went away
How The Hell Did We Get Here?
Three little pigs, strapped, gagged, and bound
Lycanthropic and sincere
You came to blow our door straight down

Now I gotta level with you baby, I’ve taken all that I can
You came and went and you left me crazy, off in a far away land
Now I gotta level with you baby, I am lost and alone
At the end of this hallway maybe this house of leaves is a home

As you felt East Germany, slowly freezing in your bones
Just as my insanity came like blood through your telephone
And now every other Sunday, they will line up out the door
to wish you well in hell forevermore
Forevermore

Now I gotta level with you baby I’ve taken all that I can
You came and went and you left me crazy, off in a faraway land
Now I gotta level with you baby, I am lost and alone
At the end of this hallway maybe this house of leaves is a home


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"How the Hell Did We Get Here?" as written by Matt Skiba

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    General CommentI've been in love with this song since the Skiba demos hit the web im so glad he decided to put it on the album!
    aSeKret24on May 10, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"At the end of this hallway maybe this house of leaves is a home" is a direct reference to Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, in which the protagonist enters a hallway inside his closet and becomes lost within an infinite labyrinth.
    tamilynngon July 03, 2013   Link

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