Sunset on Snohomish.
Burn the tree line down.
Hold my hopes underwater,
Stand there and watch them drown.
Fishing out their bodies,
From the bathroom sink.
Leave them in a bucket,
Til they start to stink.

I think I'll stay here,
Til I feel whole again.
I don't know when.

Trout swim past the fishing lines.
Sky gets dark and close.
Cars start up and make,
Their nightly exodus.
On a picnic bench alone,
Watch the sky go dark.
Dig my nails into my hands,
Hope it leaves a mark.

I think I'll stay here,
Til I feel whole again.
I don't know when.


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  • +5
    Song Meaning“It’s about a person you know who is struggling with the sort of depression that prevents you from taking care of yourself. And I thought well that’s something I have direct experience of.” - JD
    lionelhutzon September 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview with Marc Maron, JD said he has been telling audiences that it's about "the yoga of self-mutilation".
    jtk1993on March 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt's about depression. As someone who has struggled with it myself, I'd say this song is a pretty darn accurate description of what it's like.
    cbinghamon January 16, 2018   Link

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