The Sprawl I (Flatland) Songfacts says: On this minor key piano lamenting change and modernization, frontman Win Butler revisits the town where he grow up. "I took a drive into the sprawl to find the house where we used to stay in," he recalls. However, Butler fails to locate various childhood haunts that are imprinted on his memory.
Took a drive into the sprawl
To find the house where we used to stay
I couldn't read the number in the dark
You said \"let's save it for another day\"