Something is changing inside of me
Colors seem darker in light
And I don't know what that means
But it's not a good sign

You could just add them up
Then you could memorize prehistoric bones
And all of those old memories
You can push them out and prep yourself
For brand new information

Don't deconstruct and then fill me in
I'm not that basic, I swear
I've had enough of breakdowns and diagrams

Judging from picturebooks
Apparently Heaven is a partly cloudy place
And if the sky opened up and they let you in
And gave you a formal invitation, would you go?
You can work from home


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    General CommentIt's about depression. She's depressed ("omething is changing inside of me/
    Colors seem darker in light"), but she's worried that counseling/psychoanalysis will oversimplify her problems ("Don't deconstruct and then fill me in/I'm not that basic, I swear/I've had enough of breakdowns and diagrams"). The verse about prehistoric bones is referring to traumatic events in her past--counseling would be like wiping the slate clean, but it would get rid of her history and in some ways herself.
    PhoebeEatingon September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs by rilo kiley
    rocketqueenzon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is very good. I love the trumpet. In my opinion it makes the song.
    FrankieHollywoodon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti concur
    kamanakaon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"something is changing inside of me.color's seem darker in light.and i dont know what that means,but it's not a good sign."
    god,i love that..
    promisexkepton December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Judging from picture books,
    apparently, Heaven is a partly cloudy place."
    No one's ever said it quite like that..... best song ever.
    Moneekyon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"don't deconstruct and then fill me in
    i'm not that basic i swear"

    its like she knows someone's judging her, and she they have no reason to so she couldn't care
    but then she's trying to prove herself to them anyway
    hey heyon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*shouldn't
    not couldnt
    hey heyon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this kind of builds off of the whole Science vs. Romance theme. Someone thinks they can just compartmentalize everything going on in their mind and is trying to do the same for her, but she's not that basic - she swears.

    I like the part about heaven a lot. "Would you go? You can work from home." It's making a statement about those people who just want happiness for themselves versus those who want to teach others how. It reminds me of the Bodhisattva Vow in Buddhism: to enter into nirvana only after all beings have been enlightened.

    But I digress.
    andthesoilxon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis to me is like: tell it like it is. stop going around the situation, because she knows its there.

    and the end--"you can work from home"-- is a mockery of things that we need that arent really important.
    zerosandoneson May 19, 2006   Link

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