this has _got_ to be about his mother and his stepfather's relationship. starting with "for a change she got out before he hurt her bad", deciding to run away from him ("packed it up and didn't look back/'i'm okay, let's just forget about him'"), before getting in the car and deciding "'what a shame, let's just not talk about it'" and going back home. "once we got back inside, with one ear to the ground/i was ready to hide, because i don't know who's around/and you look scared/'it's our secret, do not tell, okay? let's just not talk about it'" clap clap clap x100 indeed. one of his strongest songs lyrically.