Hindered by sober restlessness
Submitting to the amber crutch.
The theme in my aching prose.
Fantasizing the sight of Manhattan;
That pour of a bitter red being that escapes a thin frame. The rebirth of mutual love
The slipping on gloves to lay tenderly

"I'm dying."
- "Is it blissful?"
"It's like a dream."
- "I want to dream."


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Dream House song meanings
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    General CommentFrom the lead singer:
    "Like, on “Dream House”, that conversation is really a conversation I had with this girl I was totally in love with. I was really hammered one night and was texting her, like, “How are you?” She’s like, “I’m dying.” And I was like, “Is it blissful?” She said, “like a dream.” And I said, “I want to dream.“ It sounded nice at the time. So I wrote that text conversation down, and two years later, when I was working on that song, I thought it fit because it sums up the contrast between this big, beautiful ending and this big, tragic ending."

    Heavy stuff.
    zigg1345on November 12, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure these are the lyrics to "Dreamhouse":

    Hindered by sober restlessness. Submitting to the amber crutch.
    The theme in my aching prose. Fantasizing the sight of Manhattan; that pour of a bitter red being that escapes a thin frame.
    The rebirth of mutual love.
    The slipping on gloves to lay tenderly.

    "I'm dying."
    - "Is it blissful?"
    "It's like a dream."
    - "I want to dream."
    las_armason June 26, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe reason why this song is so raw and captivating is due to the content of the experience and Clarke's ability to express it. The lines themselves are so minimalist but that's a testament to how it affects us. The yearning expressed in the song is that powerful and deeply associated with human experience, both in the positive aspect of wanting to make someone happy and the bewilderment that comes with maturity in realizing that though blissful, desire for someone or something isn't the same as love, it can exist and be authentic but a desire to use the other person to escape from and magically fix something will taint the flow between you.
    Tindaloson October 16, 2015   Link

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