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And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in our laces
Heart it races

And we go back to where we moved out to the places
Heart it races

I bought it in a can and stirred it with my fingers
Singin' boom da da da da da da boom dat dat dat da da
Threw it out the window
Lately you've been tan, suspicious for the winter
With your boom da da da da da da boom dat dat dat da da
Legs like little splinters

Legs like little splinters

And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in our laces
Heart it races

And we go back to where we moved out to the places
Heart it races

I sold it to a man and threw him out that window
He went boom da da da da da da boom dat dat dat da da
Made his wife a widow

Heart it races alone
Heart it races alone
Heart it races alone... [repeats]
Made his wife a widow
Heart it races alone
Heart it races alone
Heart it races aloooooone

Legs like little spiders
Legs like little spiders
Boom



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    Michele La CorteSep 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    The knots in our laces represent the past and previous mistakes holding us back (the karma): the fork stuck in the road that makes us fall during our journey...
    We then end up going back to the persons we departed from just because going back is easier than going forward with life.
    This leads to confusion and jealousy, giving your heart away and using other people that than you crush (throw out the window as if they are disposable)...
    To make your heart race, you need to find yourself first (heart it races alone)...
    i don't know i'm just guessing.... but it does make sense....
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 4:59 am
    I think it's about a boy and a girl slowly falling in love, and he keeps ruining the relationship but she keeps coming back and it's just a very complicated love.
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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    To add on to that last post bellow (i wrote). I think that chorus of heart it races alone is literal. Both of them now alone. "legs like little spiders" which had previously described the girl is repeated twice then, "boom. " he says boom whenever something hits the ground from the window. So from this you could infer that the girl then kills herself by jumping out the window.
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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    Laces are in a sense their lives, (a guy and girl), but the knots in the laces represent disruption, termoil, a complication in it- perhaps, them breaking up? "and we go back to places where we moved out to the places" implies where they used to live together, followed by heart it races has the implication that they go there and are sort of hit by overwhelming memory of compassion/love. Their hearts literally race. As for the term "i bought it in a can," and "i sold it to a man," is some keen phrasing for his love for some girl. She leaves him and after awhile he gives up on it throws that love away. But then, he sells it to a man, who falls in love with this girl. They marry, and he becomes jealous and feel that love again- and throws the man out of the window (hypothetically). Making the girl he loves, a widow.
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    She's obviously cheating on him with a married man. He simply throws the other man out the window. Therefore making his wife a widow.
    Jealous guys.

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