They beam things into your head
The ghosts of your pleasure in contempt
When we were liars things were seamless
When we were wired the world was like a secret

I close my eyes now and I scream
I turn the light on and there's nothing left redeeming
I saw your face before it changed
The gun it makes you look nicer in a bad way

So low for how high
Well it's too late tonight
And I'm sure you're right
So low for how high

And after this there's just the circus
And every morning your carnie heart stops workin'
It gets tight in there sometimes
Looking for those defects
Talking like it's a reflex

I close my mouth now and I scream
I open the door and there's nothing left redeeming
I saw your face before in rough
You should wait around awhile
'Cause you're body's bound to turn up

So low for how high
Well it's too late tonight
And I'm sure you're right
So low for how high
So low for hooooooooooooooooooooooooow

Lyrics submitted by becka9785, edited by babyygirl1969

Running For Home song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a truly beautiful song. One of my favorites off of Beautiful Midnight.

    According to a MGB fansite, "Running For Home was written by Matt about disintigrating relationships with people he knew due to the band's increasing popularity"
    calliton May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. makes me want to cry.
    massaaron May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmagnificent
    PrincessPunkon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore it. Makes me want to cry, too. I just love it so damn much.
    Adeon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdefinately one of the best mgb songs in my opinion. i love the way his voice soars. beautiful.
    alien_on March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song always helps me when i am feeling depressed, it doesn't really make me feel better, it just helps me realize that thier are so many people going through a "down" time some where in thier life, and that i have so many people to talk to, its amazing and i thank matt good for it, peace and email me if anyone wants to talk
    undescribablejoyon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmatt sings so tenderly. i always imagined this song was about a friend who committed suicide, but only because of "i saw your face before it changed" as though he was there with them when they shot themself in the head. of course that suicide is probably a metaphor. like a lot of his songs it's about how tiring life can be and knowing you won't work right ever so you just do what you can which is really nothing and stay alive until you die.
    or maybe it's about embracing being flawed
    battaryacidon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much...Running for Home, Fated and Symbolistic White Walls are his absolute best. The new album is simply fantastic. I would prefer though that the people submitting their lyrics submit the proper lyrics and check their spelling and typing errors before hitting submit. It takes away from Matts genius when you can't do things properly.
    Rahson April 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti second rahs... but my goodness this is one heck fo a song.. my fav of all time.
    lauren_atmoreon May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis really is beautiful music, empowered by one of my favorite canadian singer, Matt Good! The smoothness of his voice rolls through the words like water. Very emotional & powerful. As for the meaning of the words; It seems to be about the oppresion of society, how we are slaves to the machine, this system we so depend on but crushes us like nothing matters and how it all affect us at the end of the day (I open the door and theres nothin left redeeming...)
    BitBurnon January 25, 2005   Link

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