It was raining outside, so I cleaned house today
Spent half of the morning throwing old things away
Try not to get caught up
Try to think like a machine
Focus in on the task
Try not to think about what it means

Can't get you
Out of my head
Lost without you
Half dead

Took my spot at the window
Looked at the road
Dots and dashes of traffic
Like a message in code

And whole boxes of memories
Wrapped up at the curb
I sang songs to myself
Didn't have any words

Can't get you
Out of my head
Lost without you
Half dead

Stole out to the back yard late last night
Pine trees frozen in the silvery moonlight
Rising like giants from the cold earth
What are the years we gave each other
Ever gonna be worth?

Can't get you
Out of my head
Lost without you
Half dead


Lyrics submitted by mdon06

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    My InterpretationWhen things get tough in life, you have no choice but to remove yourself from the situation and hope for the best. Here, Darnielle or his character feels like they need to erase what happened in the past and move on, but they are constantly haunted in a way by their old lover/mate/family member.

    I love what he does with this song and the electric guitar too by the way.
    OctaVariuM8on July 24, 2012   Link

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