I took pictures of houses
with the light all behind them
It reminded me of time i spent with you

It was beautiful
It was beautiful
It was beautiful, oh oh oh ohhh
To think of you

The unthinkable humming of the birds outside my window drone away
All I used to ignore

It was so simple
It was so simple
It was so simple, oh oh oh ohhh
To be with you

1, 2, 3, 4

Oh come on say it plainly before
Words lose their meaning
Surround me and everyone that I love

I can feel things are changing
Summer time is slowly sinking in
I remember back I still believe

In purity
In purity
In purity oh oh oh ohhh
I still believe

Will I ever wake from this dream
To untie all the ships sailing away
From me

It will be beautiful
It will be beautiful
It will be beautiful oh oh oh ohhh
To watch them leave
ohhh yeah




Lyrics submitted by Stephen Flow

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    General Commentthis one is good but i can't really define what it means, its just so pretty and woo! is an amazing album
    waves_on December 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmaybe she's starting to see the details in every little thing and it reminds her of someone...like those objects/details pull on strings attached to memories. i do that. i pull strings of thoughts and memory then i choke myself with it to forget about her. or in this case "untie all the ships sailing away from me" i really don't know anything.
    ijohnnyzon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. The lyrics are amazing and I love the sound, too.
    teamcrunkedon June 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the kind of love i want. simple and beautiful. this song captures it so well.
    wildlikechildrenon November 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwoo!
    inevercamesteron September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpurity is a word that is rarely used these days.

    i love hearing it in this song. it gives me goosebumps.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentisn't it "the 'unbreakable' humming of the birds outside my window" ?

    i guess its not crucial to the lyrics even if it is.
    Just what I hear.
    Laura Repressedon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was 'breakable', too.
    This is the first Tilly song I ever heard, and I didn't think much of it until a few years later (i'e' a few weeks ago), when I heard 'Beat Control' on the radio. Then I looked up all the Tilly songs I could listen to for free via the internet.
    I'm glad I did. It is corny but true to say that my life would be a little different without them.
    polkadot.peekabooon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Will I ever wake from this dream
    To untie all the ships sailing away
    From me
    It will be beautiful
    To watch them leave"

    some of my favorite lyrics ever. i can definitely relate to this. you have this dream of being with someone but you know it will never happen...so you have to 'wake up' from it and let it go...let them go. and you know it will just be so beautiful to 'watch them leave'. i can't wait
    alinamatterson October 06, 2009   Link

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