"You Remind Me of Home" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
You remind me of home
The paint cracks when the water leaks from the rusty pipes that are just beneath my feet
You remind me of home
The heater's warm but fills the room with a potpourri of dust and gas fumes

You remind me of home
A broken bed with dirty sheets that creaks when I am shifting in my sleep
You remind me of home
In a suburban town with nothing to do, patiently waiting for something to happen

But the foundation is crumbling
And becoming one with the ground
While you lay there in slumber
You're wasting your life
Wasting your life

You remind me of home
Sitting on a thrift store couch, I'm trying to get this all down

Lyrics submitted by fish eat steel

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    General CommentI'll also agree, he doesn't say lie, it's life. To me this song is about a person, probably a girl, who reminds him about home. Not the good things about home though, the parts about home that made him feel like he was wasting his life just staying there. And so this person also reminds him of that time in his life. He/she is stuck somewhere and it's only their fault if they don't stop thinking about it and do something to add meaning to their life.
    josephRaymondon April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT SONG!
    fish eat steelon May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful.
    fireplaceon October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "You're wasting your life" then "wasting your lie" a couple times.
    seanisnotmeon November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song
    bugmenoton January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song :)
    and yea, it's "life" not "lie"
    ps_imissyouon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song..
    "in a suburban town with nothing to do..
    patiently waiting for something to happen.."
    that's life & i love ben gibbard
    kb1422on June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with kb1422.
    musicforlife!on September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI cannot listen to this song without listening to it at least twice.
    I think it's about a guy who's telling a girl that even with all the bad things that are happening with them, she's still his life, and leaving her would be like leaving home.
    seventeen/halfaliveon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand home is still where he wants to be, or he'd have gone before.
    seventeen/halfaliveon December 29, 2005   Link

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