"Nothing and Nowhere" as written by and Emily Haines....
Sketch of your faces I still don't know you, you aren't permanent. You want all of our moments stolen, blind alleys and hallways to basements. How are you gonna hide till you disappear?
Because nothing and nowhere is golden.

Apartments are cages I still don't know what is permanent. Maybe all my possesions were precious. Truth is, all my possesions, I somehow lost them. Been travelling so light, when we're floating it seems nothing and nowhere is golden.

Some say we're lost in space, some say we're falling off the page
Some say our life is insane but it isn't insane on paper

Playgrounds are graveyards and all of our scars are permanent. There's no replacement for places. I'll always love you, you're mine. Numb is the new high, all memories die out 'till nothing and nowhere is golden.

Some say we always only wanna get off, some say our hands are much too soft.
Some say our life is insane but it isn't insane on paper. Some say our hair is in our eyes, some say we're out of our little minds. Some say our life is insane but it isn't insane to have to ask.

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"Nothing & Nowhere" as written by Emily Haines

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    General Commentsuch a painful song...
    antispacemonkeyon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is such an amazing truthful song about a lot of people’s life. It’s a shaky world full of disappointments and good things that don’t last. It’s the realization that nothing in this world is permanent except bad memories and pain. She's just a natural when it comes to pen and paper.
    static anonymityon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes and it's so true. i love this song.
    hm_halloon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song.
    I love the way Emily sings "Some say our hands are much too soft"
    Its a sad song
    itisntinsaneonpaperon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the imagery she uses with places symbolizes times of our lives. She uses a lot of imagery with apartments and houses, it's interesting. The song really examines the past, lost innocence and the impermanence of memory, and how nothing is how we want it to be.
    She's a true poet.
    indie-YYYon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the line "Playgrounds are graveyards" because i think that it's about how each time we walk past them we feel the dead memories of the much simpler times of our childhood. and how those times are not permanent. im not too sure on "apartments are cages" any ideas from anyone?
    dustybreezeon February 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbtw, does anyone hear at the start at about 11 seconds in it sounds like a doornob turning, it freaked me out the first time. you have to listen to it through earphones though. it could just be the piano pedal or something, but i dunno just sayin' it scared me lol.
    dustybreezeon February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI live in an apartment so I can relate to the line "apartments are cages, i still don't know what is permanent."
    because at least for me, living in an apartment is like a cage. you can't be too loud, you can't hang up anything on the walls, the walls are bare white, it feels more like a prison then a house. I see a house as permanent, and an apartment as just temporary.
    Sarahh669on March 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmmm that makes alot of sense Sarahh, i live in an apartment too but had never thought of that!
    dustybreezeon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment["How you gonna hide 'til you disappear?
    Because nothing and nowhere is golden."]
    Expectations fail, that's how I hear it. And then you "hide" (or literally), so no one, but mostly yourself can see your own fall. Sounds like avoiding disappointment. But I think this question ("How you gonna hide 'til you disappear?") has a bit of irony in it..Because you can't avoid such things, it's a part of life, if you hide - you're already gone.
    ["Numb is the new high, old memories die out 'till
    Nothing and nowhere is golden."]
    "old memories" seem like the only thing,that's left "golden".
    ["it isn't insane on paper to have to ask "]
    At first, I thought it has some historical meaning, like everything is repeating. History itself repeats and it's not insane, this's how it goes.
    OR permanent are only things you write!On paper, what you read and 'put it in your head' is permanent ("golden") ' till you forget it.. but still it's written on "permanent" paper! Yeah!
    I swear I couldn't explain it twice now ..but this how I hear this song now. It's "golden" to me :)
    It'd be interesting to read more thoughts on this line =]
    ah.yes.please.on November 04, 2008   Link

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