"Harper Lee" as written by and Dylan Lynch Faye O'rourke....
Like a crash I wait for the impact
And like a train I wait for the smoke
Like a storm I wait for the silence
And like a bluff I wait till you fold

Oooh there’s a gun in the attic let me go grab it
Oooh I’d blow holes in my soul just so you can look past it
Oooh ye there’s glass on the floor there’s a hole in the roof
Oooh ye the chandelier fell now the rains falling through

Like a dog I wait for my owner
And Harper Lee I’ll kill me a bird
And I sit back and I just watch it happen
And just like you I won’t say a word

Oooh there’s a gun in the attic, let me go grab it
Oooh I’d blow holes in my soul just so you can look past it
Oooh ye there’s glass on the floor, there’s a hole in the roof
Oooh ye the chandelier fell, now the rain’s falling through

Oooh I put mice in the kitchen to see if you’d kill them
Oooh oh no you let them live now there’s twelve thousand kids
Oooh oh ye you let them breed now I’ve got mouths to feed
Oooh oh ye you let them stay now they have taken my place
Oooh ye you left them alone now they’re eating our home


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"Harper Lee" as written by Donagh Seaver O'leary Adam O'regan

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    General CommentThis song is generally about a relationship that's starting to go south because the speaker believes that his love interest has become indifferent to the relationship. The verses ("like a crash I wait for the impact") places him in a passive position that shows how he is both loyal (''like a dog...'') but and the ''innocent one'' in the relationship.

    The entire metaphor of the gun is fantastic though. If you've ever been the person who's doubtful and anxious about a relationship, whether romantic or just a friendship, you start to constantly question the emotions of your partner. The speaker feels that he's done so much for the relationship (''blown holes in my soul'') but while he's starting to put blame on his partner, he ironically is the one that starts to damage the relationship (''rain's falling through'')

    So he starts planting ''mice'' to test his partner, because he believes that, even if he is the one who put them there, if she cares enough she would try to shoot them. No matter what her perspective is, he hates that she hasn't tried to fix their problems, which those problems build and eventually lead to the end of their relationship.

    I think the song might have been more about how indifferent the partner was, but it ended up being a fantastic testament about how someone's inner demons (paranoia, doubt, etc), can ultimately damage relationships.
    heckyeahsongson September 05, 2013   Link

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