I'm the lucky one
Always having fun
I tie back my hair

I sit and watch T.V.
I see only me
Though I look for you there

Oh, where have you gone?
Were you canceled?
I change to channel 2
You were the one
Who gave me all my answers
I changed
So did you

Try another show
with the volume low
I make up what they say
Where it used to be your face
Is an empty face
Your co-stars look away

Oh, where have you gone
And do you miss me
And what we used to do?
You were the one
Who'd talk and smile for half an hour
Always new

I'm the lucky one
I watch a re-run
It looks a lot like you

One star lost a family
One family lost a star
That's why I wait and watch
To find out where you are

One family lost a star
One star, they lost their family
That's why I sit at home alone
And watch T.V.

I can watch forever
I can watch for hours
It just gets better
It gives me power
I can watch for hours
I can watch forever
It gives me pleasure
It makes me better

I'm the lucky one
Always having fun


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    ^ ooo, I love that idea

    jillflash1289on August 02, 2007   Link
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    I get the image of the narrator/watcher having lost touch with someone and thinking about time they used to spend together. Her watching TV serves as the setting during which the song takes place, so her contemplations are expressed in TV-oriented language and metaphors for artistic effect!

    Also, because all the songs on the album "How We Quit The Forest" kinda run together for me, I imagine this being told from the point of view of the sister in "Trenchmouth," recalling times spent watching TV with her now-missing brother, haha. Before that, I thought of the narrator speaking of an ex-boyfriend specifically.

    Either way, I never picture the narrator -literally- missing a TV show or movie star or any such thing, but rather, using the TV watching as a vehicle for thinking about an acquaintance.

    ccbubblegumon August 04, 2008   Link
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    this is such a sweet song. i don't know who or what melora was thinking of exactly when she wrote it, but i always think of my exboyfriend, and how lost i felt without him at first, how i kind of replayed reruns of our relationship in my head over and over for quite awhile.

    Ardnaxelaon May 18, 2002   Link
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    Or perhaps it's more just what it says it is. You know when your favorite show gets cancelled or comes to an end? Sometimes people are really into the show, and consider it almost like a family. Even if it's cancelled, they'll look for reruns to be with those they're close to again.

    ClioMouseon May 22, 2002   Link
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    This song is about an infatuated fan. The person she loves is nop longer on the show so she watches and watches until he comes back. There are also traces of disillusion. She thinks that they were together and she wants to get back with him.

    Magdalenaon June 05, 2002   Link
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    brady bunch! "Where it used to be your face Is an empty space Your co-stars look away. " im sorry, im not feeling very insightful today..

    somegrrrlon April 18, 2003   Link
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    This song should be on the soundtrack for Requiem for a Dream, if you have seen the movie you probably know what I'm talking about.

    suicidal*dreamon June 07, 2003   Link
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    I also think this song is about an infatuated fan. Some people can become terribly obsessed with TV stars and live their lives through the situations and characters on the screen. It's simple, but really effective. It makes you think about how attached we become to these made up people on television and movies, and how empty our lives seem when they are no longer on our screens. Sad really.

    zeroglitteron June 20, 2003   Link
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    Suicidal Dream I was so thinking that this morning...thats what it reminds me of

    Deathcab4Chrissyon November 23, 2004   Link
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    Yeah, I don't think it is actually about a cancelled tv show. More of a metaphor for a personal loss of some kind.

    trenchmouthon December 10, 2005   Link

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