The sun will rise another time
Colors blind your virgin eyes
I'm so inclined to make you mine
You're out of line and out of time

And I float upon a shallow bay
Lift me up until the ground gives way
I'm a California castaway
I don't think you wanna fuck with me

Don't overkill
The painless thrill
It's bitter still
Your pretty pill
You're waiting till you've had your fill
I know you will, I know you will

And I float upon a shallow bay
Lift me up until the ground gives way
I'm a California castaway
I don't think you wanna fuck with me

A shallow bay, a shallow bay

And I float upon a shallow bay
Lift me up until the ground gives way
I'm a California castaway
I don't think you wanna fuck with me

You live you learn
You live you learn
You live you learn
You live



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Shallow Bay song meanings
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    General Comment:no comments? i loove this song..but have no idea as to what it means..any help??
    QuEeFeRon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:it's not that complicated, but i might be wrong.
    it's about a girl. he liked her, they went out, she raised him up, but not too high (float upon a shallow bay). then she dropped him (ground gives way) now he's angry, but he'll be ok, as he adopts the philosiphy you live you learn.
    chickenpotpieon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:The imagery is awesome! I can totally see Ben floating, hehe!
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:i saw them at poinfest in st.louis. this was the last song of their set. he said "this song is for all the shallow bay-ers out there" then came the intro... i about pooped my pants it was so awesome. they totally rock live.
    chickenpotpieon June 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:shallow bay-ers is the people at shallowbayboard.com/forum/… (im apart of that board and it is the BEST!) every1 go check it out!
    DumBBlondeBB23on October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:the song's about a mosh pit. just getting home from california and starting a band. he's like "yeah i'm havein a good time now so don't fick with me"
    Downward Spiralon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I'm not totally sure what it's about, but when I saw them in concert, this was the last song they played and he said "This goes out to all you Shallow Bays." Hm...
    runawayintheendon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:This is my favorite song on the album. This and Medicate. This is the kind of band I'd wait all night to get tickets for. As SOON as they I get my liscence I'm driving down to the states and following one of their tours. (Wow thats a little freakish huh?)
    PainfulLullabyon May 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I think Ben really wanted to sleep with this girl, but she was to good for him, and he knew that. hence the line: "I don't think you wanna fuck with me" And the first verse was about how she wasn't ready, and the 2nd verse is about how she is ready.
    MyEyesAreRedon August 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:runawayintheend.... he says TO ALL YOU SHALLOWBAYERS.... he always have. its their ULTIMATE fan site....
    TwizzieGirlon March 16, 2006   Link

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