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My heart is numb
The feeling that I get from
The way you shake your voice
And curse this bitter love
And oh, it's cold
Living in a fallen home
We were just kids back then
Too scared to be alone

You leave me in the dark
Recounting all my sins
You put words in my mouth
But who is gonna mend
These white fences

Oh, it's cold
Living in a fallen home
We were just kids back then
Too scared to be alone
Oh, I said oh, the fight
My legs are unsteadied by
The way you close your eyes
I wish we could hit rewind

You leave me in the dark
Recounting all my sins
You put words in my mouth
But who is gonna mend
These white fences

My heart is numb
The feeling that I get from
The way you shake your voice
And curse this bitter love
And, oh, the fight
My legs are unsteadied by
The way you close your eyes
I wish we could hit rewind

You leave me in the dark
Recounting all my sins
You put words in my mouth
But who is gonna mend
These white fences



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    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 2:47 am
    I personally think he's talking about him and his wife fighting when he says my heart is numb the feeling that i get from the way you shake your voice and curse this bitter love. Then when he says, oh it's cold living in a falling home, he's reflecting on when he was a child and he witnessed his own parents fighting. Then during the chorus when he says you leave me in the dark, recounting all my sins he is saying, you ignore out problems/refuse to talk about them, you make me out as the bad guy, and since we can't talk about it, who is gonna fix it (mend these white fences)
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    I understand the meaning but why does it say "you leave me in the dark" then say "recounting all my sins"?
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    I think this song is pretty clearly talking about the fall of man. The assumptions about this song being based on a messed up famliy isn't that far off. God = the father, adam and eve = the children. The imagery in this song is awesome. "who's going to mend these white fences? " means who's going to restore us to perfect relationship with god.
    I love needtobreathe.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    I think it is more about growing up in a dysfunctional home as a kid--maybe abused, maybe neglected. Shutting him up in his room to "think about all the bad he's done" even though it is more about the bad of the parents. I see the reference to white fences as having the outward appearance of the perfect house, the perfect home, but it's not and those fences which are really broken down need mending.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 23, 2012 at 5:43 am
    Sweet song! I couldn't find guitar chords for it, but switching from g to d to em to d works, one chord for each line.

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