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Little House Lyrics

She doesn't look, she doesn't see
Opens up for nobody
Figures out, she figures out
Narrow line, she can't decide
Everything short of suicide
Never hurts, nearly works

Something is scratching its way out
Something you want to forget about

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    Oct 5th, 2017 10:56am report

    Have you ever felt so alone so down so depressed out that the past keeps creeping it's way into your mind haunting you. Teasing you taunting you to the point you feel like there's no way out. At that point you feel like you can tell nobody because nobody will understand. That's the type of thing this song is talking about for her it sounds like post traumatic stress maybe from rape but everyone feels this way that ever deals with very serious depression. The song really captures the way it feels.


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    Oct 28th, 2011 10:28pm report

    I'm pretty sure the song is about a girl getting raped and she doesn't know what to do about it. She can't forget and she's trapped. I think its titled "Little House" because that's where it happened. It haunts her and after she can't really get back to reality. If you've ever read the book Speak you will see the connections.


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    Jul 27th, 2011 7:26pm report

    To me, this song is about a person who is trying to conceal their pain and make like everything is normal. Once or twice they contemplate suicide but don't go through with it because they don't want to let themselves sink that low.

    Something is scratching its way out
    Something you want to forget about

    I believe the above line refers to the person running out of excuses for what's really wrong with them. They try to bury it deeper, but it just keeps coming back to haunt them. I really don't see what it has to do with something like cutting..


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    May 10th, 2011 5:32pm report

    okay, so this song is about one of the band member's friends who had an abortion, or at least thats what i've heard... i think its basically telling about how she's been coping with it.

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    Feb 11th, 2011 2:32pm report

    I think this song is about cutting.
    The girl/woman suffers from depression, because something really bad must have happened in her life, something she cannot tell anybody (opens up for nobody) and "something [that] is scratching its way out, something [she wants] to forget about".
    I assume that this something is rape, but it could also be something like a break-up or the dead of loving person de facto painful memories.
    This painful memories bring her to the edge of suicide. So she cuts herself (narrow line), but "she can't decide" if she really wants to take the final step and so it just "never hurts/nearly works" for her.
    Furthermore she keeps cutting herself, because she wants to drown the painful memories, that keep "scratching [their] way out" and forget them all.
    This way it "nearly works" but they're coming back and as a result she's caught up in a cycle.
    Obviously, she feels pretty alone with her problems and is afraid of others finding out about them (A part of you that'll never show/You're the only one that'll ever know).
    It's some kind of normal, that people who cut themselves are ashamed of their behaviour and don't want the people around them to find out, or so think.
    Additionally, the narrator thinks that cutting became a routine for her and tells her to think again about the reasons, how the whole thing started and find a way to deal differently with her problems.


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    Feb 5th, 2011 2:45pm report

    In my opinion, this song is talking about a girl who is deeply depressed. When the artist talks about something "scratching its way out," he could be referring to cutting. The girl obviously doesn't want to confide her problem with anyone, but keeps it to herself until it builds up and gets closer and closer to the point that she almost kills herself. She doesn't want to keep doing this, but it is her only release from her problem in her mind; she would rather forget about it, but it keeps coming back up, like an addiction.


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    Feb 5th, 2011 2:22pm report

    This song is about a girl in depression. Since in the beginning it refers to a she. The girl is afraid to tell nayone about her depression, it builds up in her and everything she does makes her be closer to suicide. She wants to forget about her depression but it keeps coming out.


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    Jan 12th, 2011 1:51am report

    i think this song refers to a person who is in a lot of pain, but feels like they have to keep it a secret. possibly something like rape, an abortion, or an eating disorder? i realize that those kind of limit the subject to being female, but thats what pops into my head when i hear this song.

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