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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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    James1991Jan 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    I know what you mean, BROKENCYDE. I hate how he's mainstream now. Hopefully he doesn't start making crappy music like most people when they do when they leave the Indie scene
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    ilyc218Nov 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    wow, this song is so amazing. it puts a smile on my face, seriously(: it reminds me so much of this guy, omg. i love it.
  • twighlighttime
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    twighlighttimeMay 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    I like this song. It is definately pretty(when read as a poem). Wished I heard the music. it would sound so pretty...

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