The wind blew and her hair stood still
He sits beneath her window still...
She awaits the magic in his hands
He walks her out into the night
And takes her in a different light
Her eyes divert to the water beneath his feet
oh, the water beneath his feet
oh, the water beneath his feet
Boy wakes up and runs outside
To find that all his fears have died
And all the shells are laying on the sand
She kicks a rock along that road
And stood still while the story was told
Do you believe in me he said, can you believe in me...
oh, you believe in me
oh, you believe in me
The wind blew and her hair stood still
He sits beneath her window still...
She awaits the magic in his hands
He walks her out into the night
And takes her in a different light
Her eyes divert to the water beneath his feet
oh, the water beneath his feet
oh, the water beneath his feet
oh, you believe in me
oh, you believe in me


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    General Comment-I'm an Agnostic-Atheist, but.....
    -This is clearly an abstract reference to Jesus/God!
    -Even though i don't at all believe in religion, it's still a beautiful song!
    -This song is just an AMAZING example of how if people are going to write about their religion, they should make the lyrical references indirect, and abstract.... while that won't alienate people that don't believe in it, it PRIMARILY actually makes the song much, much more beautiful and great!
    -I LOVE this song!

    Your resident Agnostic,
    --Mark
    17077218on February 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell... i think its a good song
    apryl008on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentim thinking this is about jesus? "the water beneath his feet" could be his walking on water. "Do you believe in me he said, can you believe in me... " could definetly be jesus. "Boy wakes up and runs outside
    To find that all his fears have died " god can solve all of your fears, etc. just my opinion. tell me what you think of it.
    abchak1on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful tune
    hansdude84on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful, peaceful and serene song...if i'm not mistaken braddigan wrote this one and i'd agree with you abchak that this song is referring to Jesus who will take away all of the boys fears if he just places his trust in him and believes...which makes sense given braddigan's strong faith in God....again such a beautiful song
    meggekon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, braddigan wrote it. I'm hearing it for the first time right now, its great! i love the harmonizing, it kinda reminds me of whirlwind. pretty! and i'm not one to think eveything is related to god, but this song sorta sounds like it.
    musicispowerfulon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song has several references to God/Jesus. Opening with a reference to "the wind" which is a reference to the intangibility of the presence of God. The girl "beneath her window sill" is praying (praying via "awaiting the magic"). The diverting of her eyes to the water "beneath his feet" (Jesus' walking water as told in the Gospels)is showing how faith will help you perservere through the difficult times (not exactly as a distraction, but more as a pillar of strength one can count on). The song is more about faith and BELIEF in Jesus, rather than about the story of Jesus himself.
    warnerjon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI definatly think this song is about jesus. I consider myself and atheist, but if there was ever a song that make me consider believing in God, this is it.
    InsanityIsBlisson April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you all. It reminds me of a vision one has when they are out in the wilderness. It's abstract and pretty confusing, but worth the effort if you dig deep enough. I love the part where they jam out in the middle with the bongos and acoustic guitars. This is one of the best songs by Dispatch, maybe one of the best ever written.
    OpinionHeadon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and while it has obvious references to Jesus, I always preferred to look at it just in terms of the relationship between the boy and the girl. It seems to me like it's about a girl who has complete faith and belief in this friend/lover, and although he himself is insecure, her faith helps him to believe in himself.

    The references to "magic in his hands" and the "water beneath his feet" both suggest that in the girl's eyes, this boy is so perfect as to be godlike. She believes in him absolutely, as worshippers believe in their god.

    Maybe Dispatch is drawing a comparison between unwavering faith in God and the intense devotion that love inspires?
    jspriteon October 04, 2007   Link

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