"Point Shirley" as written by and Stewart Ransom Miller....
My friend is trapped in a shame spiral
I'm worried about my friend's survival
Waiting around on the sea to collapse
Sticking his foot in his own traps

There is no brand new story and these stones are not a home
Point Shirley or not to be
You've got to get out of Point Shirley or not to be
My friend is trapped in a hostile world

The rutted sea is an angry girl
Who calls you up just to hear you cry
My friend's been there and so have I
There is no brand new story and these stones are not a home

Point Shirley or not to be
You've got to get out of Point Shirley or not to be
Point Shirley or not to be
You've got to get out of Point Shirley or not to be

My friend is sleeping on a six-foot wave
There's too many of them to save
I'm going to wait around for the sea to get full
My friend's given in to the downward pull

Point Shirley or not to be
You've got to get out of Point Shirley or not to be
Point Shirley or not to be
You've got to get out of Point Shirley or not to be

Point Shirley or not to be
You've got to get out of Point Shirley or not to be


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"Point Shirley" as written by Stewart Ransom Miller

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    My InterpretationThe title, and many of the lines, refer to Sylvia Plath's poem "Point Shirley". The "or not to be" part comes from Shakespeare, of course, from the scene where Hamlet is contemplating suicide. Plath herself committed suicide at age 30.

    Plath also referenced Shakespeare in her poem: "Grey waves the stub-necked eiders ride/A labor of love, and that labor lost/Steadily the sea/Eats at Point Shirley."

    In my interpretation, the song is told from the point of view of someone concerned that a friend is feeling suicidal. He recognizes those feelings because he has been there himself.
    Johnnyboy1973on June 23, 2014   Link

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