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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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    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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    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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    UnregisteredJun 8, 2012 at 10:41 am
    We can never know what the poet really thought when he wrote his lines. We can only imagine.
    Perhaps it was his words as his lover died in his arms, like in 'p. S. I love you'. Or perhaps it justs symbolises pure, unadulterated and raw love. With all the feelings and sensuality minus lustful longing.
    It what makes owl city different. Their lyrics set our imagination free and we may venture into any unknown, unspoken realms. In love with owl city since fireflies and am yet to be disappointed.
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    UnregisteredFeb 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm
    It's about making the jump and telling the person you love how you feel. That he's the one you want to b with. All the parts of the song, being with her, is how he'd imagine them being together. I understand. One day, this song will give me enough courage to do the same thing. It's been three years, and I still love you. But you don't know it yet.

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