Me I imagine places
That I have never seen
The colored lights in fountains,
Blue and green

And I imagine places
That I will never go
Behind these clouds that hang here,
Dark and low

But it's there when I'm holding you
It's there when I am sleeping too
It's there when there is nothing left of me
It's hanging just beyond
The burned out factory
Out of reach but leading me
Into the beautiful sea

And I remember something
It feels a lot like fear
Some kid is wild and shouting
Coast is clear

And it's there when I'm holding you
It's there when I am sleeping too
It's there when there is nothing left of me
It's hanging just beyond
The burned out factory
Out of reach but leading me


Lyrics submitted by frootjoos, edited by excentra

"The Beautiful Sea" as written by Daniel R. Messe

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    General CommentI believe that "This is clear" should be "Coast is clear."

    This is beautiful and melancholy song. To me it's a person who is trapped in a place (either a physical, real place, or the imagery of dark clouds and burned-out factories is metaphorical). It appears that the person's background as a child is also troubled: "I remember something/It feels a lot like fear." He or she yearns to be in another, better place, and her imagination keeps leading her "into the beautiful sea." Sally's lovely voice is never more expressive than it is on this song.
    Bluewaveson June 03, 2006   Link

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