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The Submarines - Brighter Discontent

Got a brand new roof above my head,
All the empty boxes thrown away.
I rearranged the place a hundred times today,
but the ordering of objects couldn’t hide what’s missing.

All these things should make me happy,
make me happy to be home again.
All these things should make me happy,
make me happy to be alone again.

Got myself a bottle of red wine,
got a night with nothing else to do.
I think I might know what I really want,
but is a brighter discontent the best that I can hope to find?
Got a big black television set,
now I can watch just what I want.
But I’m here staring up at pictures on the wall..
Where are you — you’re still stuck inside ‘em all.

All these things should make me happy,
make me happy to be home again.
All these things should make me happy,
make me happy to be alone again.

But love is not these belongings that surround me,
though there’s meaning in the memories they hold.
A breaking heart in an empty apartment
was the loudest sound I never heard.
Got a desk.. I’ll write myself a note,
pretending that it came from you,
on hotel stationary, from the time we first met.
— whatever I can do, ‘cause I won’t throw my hands up yet

And all these things should make me happy,
make me happy to be home again.
All these things should make me happy,
make me happy to be alone again.

But love is not these belongings that surround you,
though there’s meaning in the memories they hold.
A breaking heart in an empty apartment
was the loudest sound I never heard.

But I’ll be fine if I don’t look around me that much for what’s gone.
If only I could wait here just a little while,
and let time pass in my room.

These lyrics are by The Submarines, from Brighter Discontent. Posted at 4:10am on 24 August 2007.
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