"Palace" as written by and Peter Silberman Michael Lerner....
You were simpler
you were lighter when we thought like little kids
Like a weightless, hate-less animal
beautifully oblivious before you were hid inside a stranger you grew into
as you learned to disconnect

Now he hangs your mirrors separately
so one can’t show you what the other reflects

When he heard I was on his tail
he emptied your account and hid a part of you that’s so invaluable
(the part of you unsellable at any amount)
He left the tallest peak of your paradise
buried in the bottom of a canyon in hell

but I swear I’ll find your light in the middle
where there’s so little late at night, down in the pit of the well

Then when heaven has a line around the corner
we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in
if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now
and carve a palace from within

We won’t need to take a ton of pictures
It won’t be easy to believe
the day we wake inside a secret place that everyone can see


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"Palace" as written by Michael Lerner Darby Cicci

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  • +3
    My OpinionSo hype for this LP, my GOD!

    Brb pre-ordering it
    ColdBlitzon April 02, 2014   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI get the vibe that the narrator is singing to a friend or a lover or even a family member who's been the object of some sort of abuse, and now has trouble finding happiness again. This is the key part to me:

    "He left the tallest peak of your paradise
    buried in the bottom of a canyon in hell,

    but I swear I’ll find your light in the middle,
    where there’s so little late at night, down in the pit of the well."

    The narrator is promising that he'll help him/her find their inner beauty and happiness again, even though it's been buried deep beneath the scars of abuse and being treated badly.

    "Then when heaven has a line around the corner,
    we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in
    if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now
    and carve a palace from within."

    This to me sounds like even the narrator has had a rough patch, and they both find solace in each other. They shut out the world and find happiness in exile, together.

    Absolutely beautiful. I think it's the best thing they've done since Hospice. Can't wait for the new album.
    Rutuboion April 11, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this is just a song about growing up and how much of yourself you loose when the child inside you becomes an adult and has to face the world.
    Cyberghoston June 01, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCyberghost is right. This is not a love song, or a song about abuse.

    This is a song about losing the most important parts of yourself to a world some of us never really figure out how to control.

    The last verse is also quite clearly about surveillance and having no privacy, so that there's not even anywhere you can hide when you are one of these people.
    eadgbe123on June 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's funny I hear done line differently ("beautifully oblivious before you were hiS") and it changed my idea of what the song was about. It definitely sounds like "hid," though, and that makes it more about people who change instead of classic envious outsider white knight love song.

    Still think it's "if we can go into a home in our heart right now" though
    Way_AEon April 14, 2014   Link

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