"The Kitchen Floor" as written by and Dylan Lynch Adam O'regan....
And in a moment, I had forgotten
All the things that you had said to me
I think just like a child
You try to burn my mind
All it is is dangerous to me

[Chorus]
And through the kitchen door
I see you're on the floor
Said you never wanted me to see
I guess what's done is done
It looks like you had fun
I'll just go inside and watch tv

I've been enough
And it gets rough
When all the people stare
Talk on the streets and in my faces
That we are not living
I'm just a cast you had removed when all the pain was over
I'll sit at home you'll never know
The things you make me think of
You make me think of

And when I think about
The times you carried out
Everything you said you never would
Pick up the telephone
I ring my friends at home
They say I should stop
I think I should

And in a moment
I try forgetting everything you've ever said to me
I think about the mountain and how I've never been there
Probably because I was with you

You say enough
You think you're tough
To say to me it's over
I'm out the door
But I'm not sure if I've forgotten something
You lie awake you try to make amends
Cause your not sleeping
I'll sit at home you'll never know
The things you make me think of
You make me think of

[Chorus]

And through the kitchen door
I see you're on the floor
Said you never wanted me to see
I guess what's done is done
It looks like you had fun
I'll just go inside and watch tv


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"The Kitchen Floor" as written by Donagh Seaver O'leary Adam O'regan

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    General CommentAnd in a moment, I had forgotten
    all the things that you had said to me
    I think just like a child
    You try to burn my mind
    All it is is dangerous to me

    The speaker is deeply belied, he starts to think that all the partner does is directed against him. He does not really reflect upon this, he intuits it like a child would do.

    And through the kitchen door
    I see you're on the floor
    Said you never wanted me to see
    I guess what's done is done
    It looks like you had fun
    I'll just go inside and watch tv

    The speaker witnesses his partner doing something upsetting. He decides to accept it and pretend that nothing happend (he watches tv). We cannot really say what kind of secret it is.

    I've been enough
    and it gets rough
    when all the people stare
    talk on the streets and in my faces
    that we are not living
    I'm just a cast you had removed when all the pain was over
    I'll sit at home you'll never know
    the things you make me think of
    you make me think of

    The speaker perceives himself as a “cast”, having been “enough” to help his partner to come to terms with his/her pain. By using the word “removed” the author delineates that the partner did not even consider the speaker as a person but more as a thing that can be removed. Moreover, the speaker suffers from other people staring at him and being the object of their conversations. Accused of “not living”, it seems that the relationship of the speaker and his beloved is nothing but burden since they are not able to “live”. The speaker claims that he won't share his life with this partner any longer, no more compliments, no more “things” he/she “makes him think of”.

    And when I think about
    the times you carried out
    everything you said you never would
    Pick up the telephone
    I ring my friends at home
    they say I should stop
    I think I should

    As the partner breaks promises, the speaker calls his friends who advise him to stop sticking with his beloved. He himself doubts this relationship now, but nevertheless he does not terminate it.

    And in a moment
    I try forgetting everything you've ever said to me
    I think about the mountain and how I've never been there
    probably because I was with you
    In these lines the speaker seems to recognize that he has been smitten, he remembers a situation in which he was on a mountain. He cannot really remember the situation because he only had eyes for his partner.

    You say enough
    You think you're tough
    to say to me it's over
    I'm out the door
    but I'm not sure if I've forgotten something
    You lie awake you try to make amends
    cause your not sleeping
    I'll sit at home you'll never know
    the things you make me think of
    You make me think of

    The partner is convinced of being on the right track by breaking up. The speaker leaves the house without knowing whether he has forgotten to say something. Feeling certain about being wronged, the speaker knows his partner will feel guilty. He will not share his insights with this partner anymore.

    All in all, we can state that the speaker is a person that is not “tough” enough to terminate the relationship he is in. His partner starts to break his promises and does something traumatizing in the kitchen of which we cannot definitely say whether it is drug usage, an affair or a secret of a different kind. The speaker treats this situation with indifference since he knows the relationship has to end. As he himself cannot do it, he waits until his partner does it, he/she feels very “tough” - the speaker knows his value for his partner and seems to finally find deliverance in knowing that the partner would feel guilty and would not get to sleep any longer.

    Any other interpretations?
    Aideron April 16, 2013   Link

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