"Alone in My Home" as written by and Jack White....
This light
That shines on me tonight
Turns on
When you wander through my door

And your friends
Won't see you to the end
I'm sure
But you love them anyhow

Lost feelings of love
Lost feelings of love
That hover above me

Lost feelings of love
Lost feelings of love
That hover above me

The ghosts
That visit me the most
Drop by
'Cause they know they can find me here

And they claim
To be help from me in chains
But come on
They're guilty as sin, my dear

I'm becoming a ghost
Becoming a ghost
So nobody can know me

I'm becoming a ghost
Becoming a ghost
So nobody can know me

These stones
That are thrown against my bones
Break through
But they hurt less as time goes on

And alone
I build my own home
To be sure
That nobody can touch me now

I'm alone in my home
Alone in my home
Nobody can touch me

All alone in my home
Alone in my home
Nobody can touch me



Lyrics submitted by Qras, edited by KeshonHend

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    General CommentA haunting, melancholy ode to isolation and bitter reminiscence.
    unbesorgton June 26, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about having a crush on someone and finally being able to forget them.

    "This light
    That shines on me tonight
    Turns on
    When you wander through my door

    And your friends
    Won't see you to the end
    I'm sure
    But you love them anyhow"

    She brightens up his day but she only sees him and loves him as a friend.

    "Lost feelings of love
    Lost feelings of love
    That hover above me"

    He is starting to fall out of love with her.

    "The ghosts
    That visit me the most
    Drop by
    'Cause they know they can find me here

    And they claim
    To be help from me in chains
    But come on
    They're guilty as sin, my dear"

    The "ghosts" are the dreams that he still has about her and the remains of love that he still has in him. He thinks that those dreams will help him getting over her but they only make him love her more.

    "These stones
    That are thrown against my bones
    Break through
    But they hurt less as time goes on

    And alone
    I build my own home
    To be sure
    That nobody can touch me now"

    The "stones that are thrown into his bones" are the pain that hits him each time he is reminded that she doesn't love him, but as time goes by he tries to forget her and "build his own home", which means feeling comfortable with himself and "protecting" himself against love.
    marialmrochaon November 04, 2014   Link

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