"Washed Away" as written by and Joseph A. Hedges....
There was blue green clay
On the banks that day
As we left the world behind
It was upstream then
Like it's upstream now
In this livelong outside
There's a trestle across the water
Like my hands across that year
For a moment the green was mine

And our footsteps worn
From years of rain
And it held my hand
Like it holds my name
And my childhood born
And the difference
The water washed away
The water washed away

I'm bruised and red
From the pain of rock
Stepping stones until I fall
And daggers when I land
A roman candle in my hand
Was a weapon to the outside
And I walked in my father's wake
I prayed to a god to take
The endlessness of those shores

And our footseps worn
From years of rain
And he held my hand
He still holds my name
And my childhood born
And the difference
We let the water wash away
The water washed away

The water washed away
The water washed away
The water washed away
The water took it all
All away

Those sacred trails
By the waterside left
To other souls(soles) without love or hate
They're bleeding the everything
They're soiling the brilliant green
And I'm drowning for the water's sake

Our footsteps worn
From years of rain
And he held my hand
And I still hold his name
And my childhood born
And the difference
I let the water wash away

The water washed away

Let the water wash away
I let the water wash away
The water washed away
Washed it all
The water washed it all away

I let the water wash away
I let the water wash away
The water washed away
Away
Water washed it all away
Washed it all away
Away

The water washed away
The water washed away
The water washed away
Take it all away
All away

There was blue green clay
On the banks that day
As we left the world behind


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"Washed Away" as written by Joseph A. Hedges

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    General CommentThe song means that this person had problems.
    And some how they all washed away.
    ajslikes2argueon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhere do you get that problems washed away? It talks about how "it was upstream then and now", meaning the problems haven't left.

    No, it's about Joe reflecting about the time he spent with his father when he was a child... before his dad passed away.

    I walked in my father's wake
    I prayed for a god to take
    the endlessness from those shores

    and he held my hand
    and I still hold his name
    and my childhood born
    and the difference
    I let the water wash away

    Not all the songs Joe writes are personal, but this is a very personal song to Joe.

    He kind of hates how time has to pass and erode memories while taking those we love...

    Those sacred trails
    by the riverside left
    (left by him and his father)
    to these other souls
    with no love and no hate
    (people will walk on them and have no idea, they neither love or hate the memories Joe has left there)
    they're bleeding the everything
    they're soiling the brilliant green
    and I'm drowning for the water's sake

    Hopefully that makes some sense, it's a very deep song about capturing a moment (in this case time spent with his father that he can never spend again)
    osubuckeye4on January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAcutaly i can see your point of view.

    But for my own meaning it means

    That you have problems
    But there not gone away.
    And you will always have at least one person (in this case a father) who will help you through those problems.
    ajslikes2argueon March 18, 2008   Link

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