I regretfully withdraw my offer
To try to improve myself
I sincerely believe the results
Would be a disaster

I held the chisel between my cheekbones
And I beheld the face of my true master

You've gotta love the house you're in
You've gotta love the house you're in

Sat out on the balcony
Doing blow, playing chess
By myself

There is a pseudo-intellectual in me
Oh but, uh, luckily there's something else
A frog with its tongue stuck
To the inside of my chest
A crow that keeps banging
Up against the glass
A well-intentioned demon
Somewhere within
Maybe that last one's not so bad
Maybe that last one's the main attraction

You've gotta love the house you're in
You've gotta love the house you're in

Someone keeps writing your name all over the walls
Someone keeps writing your name all over the walls
Ah da da da

I would like to be more for you
Than just a ghost
Lighting up in the courtyard
Sometimes I am an actual man
Standing perfectly still in the dark
Starless future
Folklore past
So leave the shade halfway open
Leave the shade halfway drawn

I'm writing a line for the stars
Happiness is waiting for you to fall


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    General CommentI think this song addresses the "thigh gap" culture that suggests that people who aren't Beyoncé are less worthy. I love the image of ones body being the "house you're in", which brings to mind the Biblical notion of our bodies being temples. However, in virtually the same breath, by introducing the listener to the "well-intentioned demon", we understand that the symbolism is not aligned with the Bible, and is rather undermining that train of thought by suggesting that the best part of us is that demon with good intentions.
    mermaidInBluejeanson May 02, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, in a general sense, is a reluctant acceptance of the way one is. Right from the start:

    "I regretfully withdraw my offer
    To try to improve myself
    I sincerely believe the results
    Would be a disaster"

    Throughout the song, there are declarations about oneself that seem negative and an expressed desire to be someone else. However, I believe the prevailing sentiment of the song is positive in the sense that you are who you are and you have to love yourself (the house you're in) even if you have a well-intentioned demon inside. Hell, maybe that's your main attraction.
    OutdoorMineron August 18, 2016   Link

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