White Houses

Written: V. Carlton; Guitar: L. Buckingham

Crashed on the floor when I moved in This little bunk alone with some strange new friends Stay up too late, and I'm too thin We promise each other it's 'til the end Now we're spinning empty bottles It's the five of us
With pretty-eyed boys girl die to trust
I can't resist the day
No, I can't resist the day
Jenny screams out, and it's no pose 'Cause when she dances, she goes and goes Beer through the nose on an inside joke I'm so excited, I haven't spoken And she's so pretty, and she's so sure Maybe I'm more clever than a girl like her The summer's all in bloom
The summer is ending soon
It's alright and it's nice not to be so alone But I hold on to your secrets in white houses


Maybe I'm a little bit over my head
I come undone at the things he said
And he's so funny in his bright red shirt
We were all in love and we all got hurt
I sneak into his car's black leather seat
The smell of gasoline in the summer heat
Boy, we're going way too fast
It's all too sweet to last


It's alright and I put myself in his hands But I hold on to your secrets in white houses
Love, or something ignites in my veins
And I pray it never fades in white houses


My first time, hard to explain
Rush of blood, oh, and a little bit of pain
On a cloudy day, it's more common than you think
He's my first mistake


Maybe you were all faster than me
We gave each other up so easily
These silly little wounds will never mend
I feel so far from where I've been
So I go, and I will not be back here again
I'm gone as the day is fading on white houses
I lie, put my injuries all in the dust
In my heart is the five of us
In white houses


And you, maybe you'll remember me
What I gave is yours to keep
In white houses
In white houses
In white houses

WEBMISTRESS speculates:

This songs seems to be about a girl who lost her virginity to this guy and she thought it would be forever, but it wasn't and now she has to move on. Lindsey's presence on this song is not really noticeable, sadly.


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