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I'm gonna pick up the pieces,
And build a lego house
If things go wrong we can knock it down

My three words have two meanings,
There's one thing on my mind
It's all for you

And it's dark in a cold December, but I've got you to keep me warm
If you're broken I'll mend ya and keep you sheltered from the storm
That's raging on

I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind
I'll do it all for you in time
And of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

Now

I'm gonna paint you by numbers
And colour you in
If things go right we can frame it, and put you on a wall

And it's so hard to say it but I've been here before
And I'll surrender up my heart
And swap it for yours

I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind
I'll do it all for you in time
And of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

Don't hold me down
I think my braces are breaking and it's more than I can take

And if it's dark in a cold December, I've got you to keep me warm
And if you're broke I'll mend you and keep you sheltered from the storm
That's raging on

I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And of all these things I've done I think I love you better now

I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you're getting down
And of all these things I've done I will I love you better now



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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 11:31 am
    My interpretation is quite different from everyones. (just the lyrics)

    There was this book i was reading about a guy who said "i'm out of love" and out of touch. He won't let anyone in. Not even her. All of it is for her. He's out of feeling, cold and blunt, cause he surrendered his heart to her and only her. . . And its not a bitter-sweet love tale. . . It's cold.

    As the story goes on, the girl he proposed to, cried, saying she was happy. Then at the night of the proposal, she attempted suicide. Now he is paying for her medical bills alone as she is still in hospital. She's broken. "her life connected to a tube" (from the book) sleeping for so many years.

    This guy has had it tough, and he won't let go of her. And, if only it was as simple, as swapping hearts, maybe his wouldn't ache as hard? Yet he is her cover, her shelter, whether she knows this or not.

    He loves her, he feels he needs her.
    But he has given up everything
    Although he's now a different person. Different from who he used to be, "its all for [her]"

    Its dark, his life
    His dreams, became filth filled, instead of
    Fulfilled.
    But he's still trying to love her as best he can.

    He's doing it all, but he can't see her, he won't. He's at his worst, and its more than anyone can take. "he hates it"
    He "can't bear it any more"
    Now, he feels as though people will easily leave him, its driving him almost insane.
    He "doesn't want to be left alone again"

    Life is whimsical to him, if things go wrong, it will be knocked down. If only it was as simple? So that's why he tries to make it that simple, only in his favour. If only? He feels he has become a child.

    He loves her.
    I love you. Don't let me go. These are his two meaning, but through all that has happened, he will try to love, better now. Without the misery, and without the self-hate.

    To me, this guy, is like the one in lego house in many ways, and for this guy in the story, i feel it is time, he learnt to let go. A man at his breaking point... Lonely, ashamed, and most importantly, he desperately, wants to be loved, loved in a way to will last forever.
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm
    I thought it was about how he had been hurt before and how he's scared but still loves this girl and. Doesn't want it to crumble like a lego house but if the relationship fails then he will tear the lego house down.
    Dunno if that's right:/
  • u
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    UnregisteredOct 30, 2011 at 10:41 am
    Love love love this song. I like how his lyrics have meaning, it's not rushed rubbish like a lot of songs these days. You actually stop and think about what it means... And it can mean something different for every one singing it. :) keep going ed!!
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    Heyyy megan and courntey here we think that this song is so amazing and we love ed sheeran loads and il divo are sexyyy :p xxx
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 9:36 am
    Well i love lego house and it makes me think of my dead mum. She was always so lovely and she told me to never worry ad we played lego house at her funeral. It was so sad :(

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