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The day after the storm
I didn't leave the house at all
They assumed from the lack of tracks
In the snow that I had been away for some time
But I was upstairs

And I couldn't hear them with my headphones on recording a song
They broke my window and walked inside beaneath me as I played on
Unaware of what was going on

As the song began to fade
They were whispering and I couldn't breathe
They were walking up the stairs
Towards me as I looked for something to try and scare them off

I couldn't find shit
So I grabbed my bass guitar by the neck and held it above me
And hid by the top of the stairs
And that's where I was found
Five days after I hit the ground


Lyrics submitted by *RollerQueen, edited by covert81

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    General CommentI saw Hayden in concert a couple of years ago for my birthday. He said he had a couple of guys move a deep freezer from the basement of his house, and one of the movers had "Jingle Bells" as the ringtone of his cellphone (in the middle of summer), and this really annoyed Hayden, that the guy was using a Christmas song in summer. A few nights later Hayden was lying in bed, and he thought he heard the Jingle Bells ring coming from the main floor in his house. The next day he wrote this song.

    It took me a while to figure out that the protagonist of the story died. I guess the optimist in me wanted to think that he was just unconscious for five days.

    I have the music video for this all planned out in my head.
    NorthWriteron November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPowerful sh!t
    CrYiNgLoNeLyTeArZon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the saddest song ever. no hope at all in his voice. desperate even.
    Supergirlon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI saw Hayden some years ago in Winnipeg and he said his mom tried to talk him out of releasing the song because "it would give people ideas."
    ptothefunkon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere's something particularly affecting about the plainspoken manner in which he says that's where they found him... five days later.
    TheWrongGirlon March 14, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthere's something particularly affecting about the plainspoken manner in which he says that's where they found him... five days later.
    TheWrongGirlon March 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's something particularly affecting about the plainspoken manner in which he says that's where they found him... five days later.
    TheWrongGirlon March 14, 2012   Link

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