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There is a house built out of stone
Wooden floors, walls and window sills...
Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust...
This is a place where I don't feel alone
This is a place where I feel at home...

And I built a home
For you
For me

Until you disappeared
From me
From you

And now, it's time to leave and turn to dust...

Out in the garden where we planted the seeds
There is a tree as old as me
Branches were sewn by the color of green
Ground had arose and passed it's knees

By the cracks of his skin I climbed to the top
I climbed the tree to see the world
When the gusts came around to blow me down
Held on as tightly as you held onto me
Held on as tightly as you held onto me...

And, I built a home
For you
For me

Until you disappeared
From me
From you

And now, it's time to leave and turn to dust...



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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    Death, someone you love very much and we're very close to is gone. Now you have to live life without them. Very very deep song.
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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 4:30 am
    A guy built a home for somebody and they lived in there for a long time and this place was their memory
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    UnregisteredAug 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    To me it means a man abd a wife fell deaply in love they gre old together but sadly the wife passess away and the man sings about how he misses her touch and his time is coming to pass away too.
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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    A man placed all of his self-worth into a relationship and she changed. At some point she made the statement "you're not the man i married" and left. Probably for someone more 'dangerous', more fun. His domesticity repelled her, even though he left his old self behind for the two to plan a future together. With half of his self gone, he has lost the will to go on (evidenced by the place no longer being maintained). He climbs the tree, some aspect of his adventerous younger self still there. He no longer has the will to even be adventurous so he stays up there like a man who did something and cannot remember why he did but knows deep down he should
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    UnregisteredAug 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    @311william - a man building a home for him and his partner. He tells us how he doesn't feel alone there. This house symbolizes their love for each other and their relationship. And now that she has dissappeared, it means nothing to him, its just a 'house'. Now he just wants to fade from the busy world and be alone ''and now, it's time to leave and turn to dust... ''

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