"Back to the Bolthole" as written by and Ross Anthony Jarman Ryan James Jarman....
you follow Aurora and hope no-one saw you,
Peel back the screen door like everyone before,
Cartoons run on repeat in the room across the street,
So you go out to find her in some crappy roadside diner.

You’re a long long way from home.
And as the room goes cold you’re…

Crying in secret about the things you’re thinking
On a night.
That you, one day will die.
Just try to think it’s the one thing
That makes it all worthwhile.
That I, one day will die.

So where do we go?

We go back to the Bolthole.
Crack open the Rainiers.
The oxygen makes you thin here.
A Cascadian rainfall.
The couch has gone AWOL.
It’s as good place as any to forget about your family.

You’re a long long way from home.
And as the room goes cold you’re…

Crying in secret about the things you’re thinking
On a night.
That you, one day will die.
Just try to think it’s the one thing
That makes it all worthwhile.
That I, one day will die.


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  • +2
    General Commentsongfacts.com/… - Mentions Ryan's feelings on mortality and their trips out to NW USA.

    I do want to include some references and definitions:

    "We go back to the Bolthole.
    Crack open the Rainiers.
    The oxygen makes you thin here.
    A Cascadian rainfall."


    Rai·nier - a volcanic peak in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. 14,408 feet

    bolt-hole
    1.
    a hole in the ground, protected opening in bushes, etc., into which an animal can flee when pursued or frightened.
    2.
    a place or avenue of escape or refuge

    And the subtle hint to Ryan's struggles with anorexia: "The oxygen makes you thin here." And let's not forget his break up with his long time girlfriend prior to writing this song. I will get into some more speculation as to how possibly his eating disorder could have been a reason for their relationship ending.


    Could it be that the bolt-hole was being searched for by Ryan but he couldn't hide from his problems?

    The Cribs leave quite a few subtle clues to some of their more personal inspirations lyrically and if you know enough about them you can piece together a very intimate picture. I hope this all makes sense and I'm not just speculating on nothing.
    canuck07on August 18, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpretty one, the chorus sounds so powerfull
    HarmonicOneon June 03, 2012   Link

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