I skateboard to your house in fall
Skateboard's not a verb at all
I go there every night
You said you don't mind at all
You said you're my best friend
Some say you want me dead
What's all the fuss about?
You should shout it out
Can you tell me one thing
are you alright?
Don't recognize your face tonight
Can you tell me one thing,
are you alright?

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    General CommentI don't know how all of The Organ's songs seem to suit me, but they do. This song particularly hits home, despite the fact that it's quite short.

    (Note in advance: To lessen confusion, I'm just using the girl/boy relationship for my interpretation so that it's easier for others to understand what I'm saying...instead of using "him/her" over and over again, for example.)

    I believe the song is about a girl who's there for the boy she loves at the drop of a hat. Whenever he calls, the girl is there. She may not always feel welcomed or wanted. When she mentions leaving, he says, "I don't mind if you stay." He's said, flat out, that she is his best friend...but changes his mind quickly and begins to ignore her. Meanwhile, the girl is confused and wondering, not necessarily why he doesn't care to speak with her anymore, but what is wrong with him (mentally) for cutting all ties so suddenly. The girl wishes he'd simply tell her what's going on in his head instead of leaving her in the dark. After some time passes, the boy decides he's ready to communicate, and he explains all of the complexities of his life. The girl's perspective of him has changed dramatically by this point, and she realizes the boy is worse off than she is...even though the girl has been severely damaged by the boy.
    Vincenza15on February 06, 2010   Link

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