I dug my fingers in the earth.
I drew you pictures of my pain.
They were so pretty.
They were so vain.
Put your hands in the water.
Let it touch you everywhere.
Boat of my father.
Cut from my mother.
I'm lonely.
I'm an only.
I learned to put on airs.
I needed them to breathe.
Today I wake up, tell myself this is me.
Now this is home.
But the property's on loan.
So much for letting go.
I'm picking up the phone.

Lyrics submitted by emoJustin

Bivouac song meanings
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    General CommentI think this has to be one of Blake's most meaningful songs. You really have to go through some serious shit to write these lyrics.
    tbl77emgon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    maybeilllcatchfireon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about coping, but it's also about his career choice.
    powerbaiton March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the clips about the bivouac are somehow symbolic. It's talking about the ants have no real homes and build shelters out of their own bodies. I think in a way that somehow relates to being a musician and life on the road. Or maybe how Blake himself feels how he doesn't really belong anywhere.
    Sheepmaster3000on November 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWikipedia explains ant bivouacs: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    sxeanon June 23, 2007   Link

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