White Houses Lyrics

Crashed on the floor when I moved in
This little bungalow 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 girls 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
And 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
Summer's all in bloom
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 cracked 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 lied, wrote 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 [x3]

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Songwriter(s): Vanessa Carlton, Stephan Douglas Jenkins
Record Label(s): 2004 A&M Records
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writergrrrl 02/20/12,14:59

This song is so good; omg. it's about her and four other teens all living in the same place for a summer and how she has all these memories with them. it really sounds like it changed her.
Jessica 11/19/10,12:15

This song rocks, great lyrics, great voice, and she should be given props for her dancing in the music video too!
Bri 02/23/10,21:18

This is a beautiful song. Vanessa Carlton has such an amazing voice and I love her and al of her music!
victim of luv 12/29/09,20:05

dis song is beautiful,I can completely relate to it.I 2 had a summer love dat i wished would never end after hearin 2 dis song i tink dat it is better i let it go.Vanessa u re a beautiful song write
John 10/05/09,17:21

Wow! Vanessa is a great song writer. She really knows how to write about her experiences in a unique way. A sad song but Ill highlight her creativity more.
pattinson 09/30/09,11:53

love this song, so cute. my friend thought the song was about bestfriends stop being bestfriends and it became a huge inside joke! memories
shorty 09/26/09,11:53

i absolutely luv this song. its my fave song by vanessa carlton (1000 miles came close) and yes, i actually did cry after hearing this song.....
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