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You're the sky that I fell through
And I remember the view
Whenever I'm holding you
The sun hung from a string
Looking down on the world as it warms over everything
Chills run down my spine
As our fingers entwine
And your sighs harmonize with mine

Unmistakably
I can still feel your heart beat fast when you dance with me
We got older and I should've known (Do you feel alive?)
That I'd feel colder when I walk alone (Oh, but you'll survive)
So I may as well ditch my dismay
Bombs away, bombs away

Circle me and the needle moves gracefully
Back and forth
If my heart was a compass you'd be north
Risk it all cause I'll catch you when you fall
Wherever you go
If my heart was a house you'd be home

It makes me smile because you said it best
I would clearly feel blessed if the sun rose up from the west
Flower balm perfume, all my clothes smell like you
Cause your favorite shade is navy blue
I walk slowly when I'm on my own (Do you feel alive?)
Yeah, but frankly I still feel alone (Oh, but you'll survive)
So I may as well ditch my dismay
Bombs away, bombs away

Circle me and the needle moves gracefully
Back and forth
If my heart was a compass you'd be north
Risk it all cause I'll catch you when you fall
Wherever you go
If my heart was a house you'd be home

If my heart was a house you'd be home



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    BROKENCYDEJan 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    He's talking about someone he's in love with and how they complete each other. It really annoys me how everybody knows about Owl city now, I mean I want him to be famous, I just don't like how it went from being cool and indie to like owl city to being mainstream=[ I love you adam though=]
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    rubylawrenceNov 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    I love this song.!
    The singer is tryin to tell the girl he is in love with that she is in his heart and that if his "heart was a house she'd be home". But they're not together. Which is why he sings. "We got older and I should've known (Do you feel alive?)
    That I'd feel colder when I walk alone (Oh, but you'll survive)" But the fact remains that he's still in love with her.
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    nightdriver09Nov 19, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Could be that the girl is looking for a place where she'd feel the warmth of affection in a family(Cause your favorite shade is navy blue) - blue is known to bring about a feeling of affection for each other. The guy let her go because he believes in her that she'll find that place(It makes me smile because you said it best) and he tries to appear calm and ok (I walk slowly when I'm on my own) but deep inside he feels sad (We got older and I should've known. That I'd feel colder when I walk alone. Yeah, but frankly I still feel alone). Only if his heart was a home, thered be no need for the girl to leave(If my heart was a house you'd be home).
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    BrandcityNov 15, 2009 at 1:17 am
    I think that you, banorwood, are right. I have been here, where he is, and it is all about his heart being the house, the "if", is making it clear that she is the reason that his house used to be a heart, but then she left him, and now it is collapsed, caved in, if you will.
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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 4:11 am
    I think the song is about: the boy is deeply in love with this girl. But they had broken up and she'll be fine without him but he can't live without her. (that's what he meant by "i'd feel colder when i walk alone oh,but you'll survive. ) and he keeps trying to convince her he was all she ever needed and she never had to leave because she is "right at home" in his heart. It's really sweet and sad when you think about it.

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