Of Monsters and Men: Lakehouse Meaning
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Where we are, where we are
Where we are, where we are
The floor under our feet whispers out
Come on in, come on in
Where it all begins
The tallest man I've ever seen afloat
On a boat, on a boat
anonymous Oct 24th, 2018 10:44pm report
While my favorite interpretation by far is the one about how an evil man murdered his son and manipulated his other kids etc. etc., the way I interpreted it the first time I heard it was pretty simple. I had been reading a lot of teen novels the first time I heard this song so it reminded me of someone hiding in the woods by a lake with a friend (and likely lover) away from the law or someone else after their blood.
"Oh I miss the comfort of this house
Where we are where we are.
Where we are where we are"
The place where they are staying, which was a childhood home for one of them, feels empty because those who went there with them are gone.
"The floor under our feet whispers out
Come on in come on in, where it all begins."
This could refer to the memories calling the person back there, even though that may be one of the first places the villain would look.
"where it all begins" could suggest that this is where the protagonist began to suspect that something fishy is going on that eventually caused him or her to obtain information that is the reason the villain wants their blood.
"Can you chase the fire away
Can you chase the fire away"
Refers to the trouble caused that they can't seem to escape.
"We climbed up to the top in worn out shoes
But she ran down she ran down.
She ran down to the house.
A fox that gains our trust, but then breaks it as he walks
Away from us, away from us."
Talks about a previous hideout they attempted to use for shelter. They were beaten down, their shoes were worn out, and one friend ran down too quickly to the hideout and it turned out to be a trap. The house that they thought they could trust ends up being a fox, crawling with agents and they get the girl who wasn't cautious enough, leaving the two.
"In the fall, we sleep all day"
I'm not sure about this one. For being on the road hiding from people, maybe they know traveling at night is their best bet and so they sleep all day before they get to the lakehouse.
anonymous Jan 10th, 2015 1:08pm report
I think this song is about a child who ran away from home when they were young, and lived a very hard life since then. The mother was very forgiving, but the father wasn't, and the mother tried to convince him to forgive the child before she died. When she did die, the child came back to the house with his new friends and family, and the father has to try to overcome his nature and forgive his son. Soon, the father dies as well, and the son feels guilty about being in the house when he still got along with his father before he died, and he thinks he doesn't belong there.
anonymous Jun 16th, 2013 6:00pm report
I think the meaning of this song is fairly simple: it talks about a family home, a lakehouse, where a lot of memories were made. They talk about how complicated life is now, but recall the bliss of how perfect life was when they were young and lived in the lakehouse.
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