"Low Place Like Home" as written by Liam Coverdale-howe, Chris Corner and Ian Pickering....
You walked all over,
In your blunder stones,
In your own road movie,
With your one armed man,
Gonna make it to the problem page;
Troubleshoot your life,
Gonna make it to the problem page;
Need some time and space
Just to find yourself,
I hope you find yourself
In a Low Place Like Home,
Low Place Like Home.
You talked it over
From your bedroom throne,
Making sense of nothing,
With your one armed man,
Read your future in the magazine;
Search the stars for clues,
Read your future in the magazine;
Tells you what to lose
Just to find yourself,
I hope you find yourself
In a Low Place Like Home,
Low Place Like Home.
You fall all over,
In your small town heels,
Catching hold of nothing,
Like your one armed man,
Treat your life like a tragedy;
Self-inflict abuse,
Treat your life like a tragedy;
Precious else to choose,
Crucify yourself,
I hope you find yourself
In a Low Place Like Home,
Low Place Like Home.


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"Low Place Like Home" as written by Ian Pickering Chris Corner

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  • +1
    General Comment"Hey, Kelli sucks. The Sneaker Pimps with Chris as vocalist are far superior."

    I wish. :/

    When they kicked out Kelli they went from Trip-Hop to Emo-Hop. Chris sucks.
    phontainon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about an alchoholic parent. I'm not sure if that's what Kelly intended it to reflect, but it makes perfect sense to me. Maybe you have to be in that kind of situation to see it, but my mother is a severe alchoholic/manic depressive. This morning, she took the car and just left around 1 AM, completely drunk, and nobody knew where she was until almost 8 PM the next day, when she called and said she was at our old house (it's empty and we still own it).

    "You talked it over from your bedroom throne"
    It reminds me of how my mom would stay in bed for literally months.. and just drink and cry...

    "You fall all over, in your small town heels
    Catching hold of nothing, like your one armed man
    Treat your life like a tragedy, self inflict abuse
    Treat your life like a tragedy, precious else to choose
    Crucify yourself, I hope you find yourself
    In a low place like home"
    Aw man. This is the part of the song that I just broke down crying at. My mother summed up in a manner of lines... I took it as referring to how when you're drunk, you stumble all over the place looking for help, but you can never find it..
    And my mother's biggest problem was her self-pity. That's why she drank so much. She felt so damn sorry for herself, and everything she went through, that she didn't even want to get up in the mornings - she treated her life like a tragedy.
    The "low place like home" lyric... that immediately brings to mind my mother hiding in our old house.

    I probably shouldn't have put my personal life here, but this song means so much to me, and I thought it'd be easier if I explained why. The Sneaker Pimps were amazing with Kelly and they need her back.
    avarchielon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLiam: "This targets a particular breed of person, but has a universal sentiment sent out to anyone who has f**ked you over. Sometimes it's about an eternal victme of magazine propaganda, problem page wannabees, designer troubles. I've got no sympathy. No one is listening."


    Hey, Kelli sucks. The Sneaker Pimps with Chris as vocalist are far superior.
    thornykinson July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBY THE WAY, Kelli DID NOT write this song.
    thornykinson July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a trip through your inner course, seeking those parts that makes your own identity, who really knows what identity means? i think its beyond the lines, you have to read between them to find it out. how to find yourself on a world selfmaded? how can you close the wounds that are not there? its in your mind but in the outside...
    score-xon June 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a song about a silly little teenager. The quote by Liam that Thornykin posted just supports that.

    "Oh, I gotta go to school. Oh, I gotta take classes. Oh, I gotta do homework. Aw, life is hard, man!"

    And so on.
    mizchiffon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so... evil in its own way. The protagonist is so tired to see an empty person who really hasn't any dream or any identity, only copies other and reads some junk to "find him/herself".
    It's a song so cruel that I absolutely love it. This tells the truth to those self-pitied illogical identity-less bastards who have not any personality.
    This song ROCKS!
    Gartson October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentavarchiel, i feel really sorry for your family problems, but i'm afraid that you got song meaning all wrong..

    it is obvious that it is referring to a teenager trying to find his identity in the world. i think that 'one-armed man' is referring to the favorite toy that you had as a boy, and now, when you're becoming a man, you need to 'take it to the problem page, and troubleshoot your life, just to find yourself', you are 'reading the magazines to see what you should lose to become just as your stars, that's where are you seeking for answers to your problems'.. extraordinary song people..

    well, i hope you all find yourself !!!
    nervicon October 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi love this song. I've done/thought everything she says to make sense of my actions/the meaning to life. and to me she comes to the conclusion that there's never going to be a straight answer. so, just become content with yourself. If not you will just continue to "crucify yourself". (for me it's being in my room. Interpreting my words so i can explain my views/thoughts to "the normal people" usually through music)
    lostinthedark87on October 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentConsider the era this was written. The lyrics have two characters: one is a young man, late teens early twenties. He is out of work or in contract jobs in manual labour or service. "Blunder stones" is a play on the brand name or a pair of work boots. So he is wandering around working, getting hired and getting fired. He has dreams of fame and fortune, but no real idea of why or how, he has problems and is overwhelmed by them, but he has a friend worse than him.

    Compared to this friend he is a king. The one-armed man is a symbol from a remake of The Fugitive, which was released about the time this song was written. The one armed man is both himself, a fugitive from his true identity, and the condescencion of his own ambition towards anyone else.

    The second character is a young woman who drinks heavily and tarts herself up to forget about her never-was-or-will-be future. If the tune was American, it'd be called teen angst, but this was the UK - the future really was stolen.

    She's a symbol of everything he has to let go to move forward and the destructive way young kids form relationships designed to push themselves apart and forward to something else. She "crucifies" herself for him and her and the dream of anything.
    xby45on July 07, 2014   Link

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