"Big House" - Deer Tick [YouTube Official Music Video & Lyrics]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published January 24, 2014

Deer Tick have released this official lyric music video for "Big House" - the last song from their 2013 album Negativity. The song is a somber acoustic ballad. Lead singer John McCauley pours his heart out, with grit and tenderness. Watch above.

Prefix Magazine reports McCauley's inspiration: "I wrote it about a heroin addict friend of mine. He's always relapsing and going back to rehab. It's a terrible cycle." There is a final shot that shows the words "In Memory" with letters written in fire. Very moving.

Deer Tick "Big House" lyrics:

It's a big house with all these things you're so unsure of
in a big world with all these things you've never heard of
Fix me up now if it seems that I need fixin'
and correct me if I stand to be corrected

It's a sad song with all these words you've heard enough of
It's a cliff walk with only one side you wanna fall on
Lift me up now let me walk amongst the gifted
If I'm askin' too much, it's just pleased to be comforted

Every morning when you mean that you keep your hands clean
and it's running down your arms casting shadows on your heart
You showed me how to die, put a price on how to cry
You showed me how to tie, I'll just catch you by and by

It's a deep hole, that you dug with all your lyin'
It's a flag pole and you don't know how low it's flyin'
The saviors need the saving when they show you how they're spineless
The lovers need the let down or they'll figure out you're heartless

Every morning when you mean that you keep your hands clean
but it's runnin down your arms, oh it's tearin you apart
you spoke into the sky and you've lied a million times
You showed me how to die, I guess I'll catch you on the other side

YouTube Description:

Published on Jan 24, 2014

From the album 'Negativity'.

For Deer Tick's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.


Source: Deer Tick Music YouTube Channel

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