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


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure "half dead" is a double entendre and the narrator is middle aged (or nearly so) at the time the mentioned relationship ended, hence "half dead."

    The song overall seems to be about a romantic relationship that was years long, probably comprised the majority of both partners' romantic lives, and ended in a subdued manner rather than spectacular failure. The muted way the lyrics are sung gives off a feeling of "Huh. What now?" rather than sadness or longing, or really any other strong emotion.
    scrotonon August 14, 2014   Link

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