Where it starts
And where it ends
Is here in my bedroom

Chatter from vents
Is the only thing seeping through

I see spiders defend
The same space I’m living in
I should be called out to amend
The words are mattering

What am I waiting for?
Somebody to break in
What am I aiming towards?
A fight that never ends
What am I searching for?
A light to shine again

A siren crept in
And said the world’s still grinning
I need a strong arm my friend
To keep me from simmering

What am I waiting for?
Somebody to break in
What am I aiming towards?
A fight that never ends
What am I searching for?
A light to shine again

Nothing’s coming
Nothing’s coming
Nothing’s coming

If I get up
Out of this den
Where do I begin?

What am I waiting for?
Somebody to break in
What am I aiming towards?
A fight that never ends
What am I searching for?
A light to shine again

Nothing’s coming
Nothing’s coming
Nothing’s coming
Nothing’s coming
Nothing’s coming

That’s where it starts
That’s where it ends
That’s where it starts
That’s where it ends
That’s where it starts
And where it ends


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    General CommentVery likely I'm wrong... but considering the theme of the album is his past and how he came to be, it sounds like this is his feelings in a dingy apartment of sorts. Just single bedroom (where it starts and ends)

    Just sorta being lost in that depressed state, wanting to move onward successfully in life

    Been working graveyard without sleep, so forgive any grammar errors.
    Thylacineon May 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis whole Neck of the Woods album, since it was recorded in the area where Brian grew up, has a lot of elements of his childhood.

    To me, this song literally is about Brian playing guitar and music in his bedroom in his parents house.


    I'm a very big SSPU fan and have watched numerous interviews, Brian was at one point, extremely shy about his guitar playing and vocals. And in an interview he talks about how he figured out a way just right to close the vents in his room so his parents wouldn't be able to hear him playing guitar.

    This song is about his paranoia of playing in his room, constantly thinking his parents or siblings are listening from the outside.

    Here is a breakdown of my thoughts on the chorus.

    "What am I waiting for?
    Somebody to break in"

    Literally talking about his parents / siblings opening his door while he's playing to tell him to stop, that he isn't good, or something positive, just the anticipation of it, and how he would be embarrassed.

    "What am I aiming towards?
    A fight that never ends"

    I believe this line would be about his parents telling him he isn't good, or maybe that he is wasting his time spending it all locked away in his bedroom messing around with music and sounds.

    What am I searching for?"
    A light to shine again"

    Again just an interpretation, could be about a light from the hallway late and night when he knows his parents have woken up while he's playing, and how it makes him nervous, or maybe a light shining is a optimistic thing and it's his family coming in his room to tell him they believe in him as a musician and the light is his hope to become one, which due to his low self-confidence, isn't always shining.

    Anyways, food for thought!
    PrestnonPrevaion March 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its supposed to be "If I get up OUT OF THIS DEN..."
    theDuffyon June 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe feelings of lethargy and hopelessness from the depths of a depression. He knows he is in it and though it doesn't feel like it will end he knows it will, by either someone pulling him out or another "light." He wants to be proactive and is searching for a way out, but coming up empty handed, frustrated to feel this way and not really know way. I think this captures the feeling well. Badass song aside from the lyrics too.
    Apachedinoon July 23, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"Where it starts
    And where it ends
    Is here in my bedroom"

    First thought was that this means suicide. There are a lot of songs on this album that obliquely reference it, but I'm not sure if that's the intention here or not.
    Crane42on June 24, 2014   Link

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