This song was about the leader singer, Colin Meloy's, living space around that time. The place was located in Portland, Oregon, where the band was from. He sings, "And what ghosts do there remain" as well as, "And all the troughs that run the length and breadth of my house and how the chickens how they rattle chicken chains." As revealed in a live solo set by Colin, he remarked that the location was a former chicken slaughterhouse, and that he thought the warehouse was "Haunted with the ghosts of dead chickens."
Quinn - Eugene, OR