White Houses Lyrics - Vanessa Carlton

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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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More grease | Reviewer: Lenah2@ovimail.com | 1/10/10

Oh there u go gal....she's so great.the way she combines her piano skills,voice n the whole story leaves me so caried away.by the way every gal caries a secret,if not regrets about that first tym,rait?by the way u should check out her other song,'pretty baby'luv u gal

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/6/09

This is one of my favorite songs, and I know a lot of songs. I love how Vanessa crafts her words carefully, and how she matches the idea of the song to the tune and rhythm. I'd assume that everyone else's interpretation (call it what you want) is correct. I read somewhere that this was made up, but I think your ideas hit the nail on the head. Didn't know she could dance so well. Carry on. (Half a week before the winter- pun)

The True Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/20/09

White houses means purity, and she keeps the secrets in "white houses," keeping them pure. she looses her purity, though, when she is with her friends. she gets so caught up in it and doesn't think before her actions. it is a very creative songs with many metaphors.

White houses. . . | Reviewer: Christina | 3/28/09

I think this song is about an intensive dance program she went to, before her music career, and they had like, bunks, or whatever, that were white. Like white houses, where the campers stayed, and during that time, she was with five other girls, and they like, told each other everything, and then she lost her virginity to a guy, during this time.

because of wendy/peter/elizaeth fanfic vid | Reviewer: princess | 2/23/09

when i hear it while watching wendy/peter/elizabeth fanfic vid.I want to know the title of this song because i didn't know that the this white house is the title of this song i thougth that is only a title of a movie. It was so very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!I love you Vanessa!!!!!!!!!i love your song

absolutely great! | Reviewer: Jennifer S. | 1/8/09

This song is like no other. I didn't really understand it at first. But now that I can actually relate to what she's talking about makes it 1000 times better. She talks about how she's in some kind of intensive dance program over the summer, With 5 other girls she never meant. And bunks with in a white bungalow. And during that time there she lost her virginity. She thought that it was love like all girls tend to think and did something she regrets. And how she's just going to leave camp with the memories of her 5 friends instead of leaving with the bad regrets of losing her virginity. This song is really gorgeous, I love it soo much. I've listened to it at least 500 times. Lol it has a lot of meaning and it very graceful in its own way. she put a lot into this song. And it came out wonderful. I'm so jealous of vanessa. she really is an artist.

What it's about... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/28/08

This song isn't about college. It's about a summer intensive dance program that she went to. That is a really intense camp for aspiring dancers. They usually last most of the summer.
So the song describes how she got wrapped up with a guy and ended up having her first time there. I think more people than anyone realizes can relate to this song... I love it by the way!!!!

awesome | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/20/08

I thought this song was about her experience at the dance school she went to before she started her music career. Apparently white houses are referring to the dorms which she shared with her college friends at the dance school. It sounds very like a University experience to me lol. I love this song, it really touches me, its the innocence of her teenage years growing up and experiencing things for the first time yet keeping it private in her own little way. Brilliant.

Amazing! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/7/08

I absolutely love this song. The lyrics are amazing as well as her piano playing skills, she is just all together an amazing artist. This is definately a song I can listen to over and over without it getting old. And the fact that I can relate to it makes it even better. I LOVE IT!

OutsideHitter04I.Succeed.You.Lose.Volleyball<3 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/20/08

This song isn't about her five friends living in a white house with great memories.
It's about something she regrets. Something that she wants to forget.
It's an incredible song.
So many girls can relate to it.
And thats something that we really need.
Vanessa is amazingg.
I love her.

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