"Low Ebb" as written by and Tim Wheeler....
I heard a calling
From mile beyond the grave
What was it saying
I could not make out a word

Shiver in the cold light
And in your troubled mind
Darkness has enveloped your heart
And stile the lustre from your eyes

Still hold on
As the light is fading out
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away

It feels like the last strand of summer
Feels like the end of the day
Nothing to get up for tomorrow baby
Everything caught in decay

Shiver in the cold light
And in your troubled mind
Darkness has enveloped your heart
And stile the lustre from your eyes

Still hold on
As the light is fading out
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away

Thinking staring out the window
There's one thing she can never know
You can never teller her
How close you are to letting go

Still hold on
As the light is fading out
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away
Although there's still pulsing in you veins
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away
Feels like your life is ebb, ebbing away
Ebbing away
Ebbing away


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"Low Ebb" as written by Tim Wheeler

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    General Commenta great song. one of ash's less punky ones, but still one of the best off the album
    xpankfrisston April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a failing relationship and how the girl's life is being torn apart and "ebbing away" as a result of it. She still loves the guy "although there's still pulsing in your veins" but he wants to end the relationship "you can never tell her, how close you are to letting go".

    One of Ash's best and definitely a highlight of the album.
    shakermaker123on May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAdding to what I said - I think "still you hold on, as the light is fading out" means the girl is desperate for the relationship to continue but it is fading out fast. The "lustre" from her eyes is the longing for the guy to restore it. The relationship is ebbing and decaying away as the guy feels he has to move on.

    The pulsing in her veins is her desire to be with him even after he's broken up with her.
    shakermaker123on August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have to disagree with shakermaker123, for me this is mostly about depression and clinging onto life, if only just. Everything's drawing in and seemingly heading towards an inevitable conclusion, although at the particular moment the person is still alive with 'pulsing in his veins', as if trying to hold on against the 'call from beyond the grave'.

    There's not many songs I can think of that have had the ability to bring me close to tears, but this is one of them.
    matt675on March 14, 2009   Link

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