1,2,3...

and if I could swim,
I'd swim out to you in the ocean,
swim out to where you were floating,
in the dark,
and if I was blessed,
I'd walk on the water your'e breathin',
to lend you some air for that heavin' sunken chest,
cause they chose you as the model for their empty little dreams,
with your new head and your legs spread like a filthy magazine,
and they hunt you and they gut you and you give in,
and if I was brave,
I'd climb up to you on the mountain,
they led you to drink from their fountain,
spouting lies,
and I'd slay the horrible beast they commissioned,
to steer me away from my mission to your eyes,
and I'd stand there like a soldier with my foot upon his chest,
with my grin spread and my arms out in my bloodstained Sunday's best,
and you'd hold me,
I'd remind you,
who you are, under their shell...

I'd walk through hell for you,
let it burn right through my shoes,
these soles are useless without you,
through hell for you,
let the torturing ensue my soul is useless without you...

and if they send a whirlwind id hug it like a harmless little tree,
or an earthquake,
I'd calm it,
and I'd bring you back to me,
and I'd hold you in my weak arms like a firstborn...

I'd walk through hell for you,
let it burn right through my shoes,
these soles are useless without you,
through hell for you,
let the torturing ensue my soul is useless without you...

Now I'd walk through hell for you.
Whats an adventurer to do but rest these feet at home with you?



Lyrics submitted by tjwells, edited by ayla634207, FlyntCoal

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  • +3
    General CommentSuch a great song for telling someone you really care about them. Unfortunatly the person I was telling didn't care.
    TheEnemyWithin88on November 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is awesome. I haven't heard it for a while, and I just started listening to it again. In my opinion, its about a guy who would do anything for a girl, regardless of what he loses because all he wants is her. He can't live without her, and he is saying he will go through the worst torture imaginable for a human to have her. Great song. Says a lot.
    listens2itall777on January 27, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song to me is about a guy that wants to show a girl her true worth. She keeps getting sucked in by guys that just tell her shit she wants to hear so they can get with her. She always gives in and hopes for the best, but it always ends the same. She doesn't think she's anything special to anyone, not even herself. This guy wants to show her how special she truly is and how he'll treat her right and not take advantage of her like the other guys. In a few words. It's about true love and opening someones eyes that they're more special than they think.
    Ghettomagicon June 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy boyfriend loves this song and he told me it was about the lead singers girlfriend being an alcoholic.

    "1,2,3...

    and if i could swim,
    i'd swim out to you in the ocean,
    swim out to where you were floating,
    in the dark,"

    ..the ocean is representing a bottle of alcohol.
    in the dark.. she's a closet drinker...

    "and if I was blessed,
    id walk on the water you're breathing,
    to lend you some air for that heavin sunken chest,"

    ..i'll try my best if i can to help you out
    water your breathing.. she drinks so much like its water..

    "cause they chose you as the model for their empty little dreams,
    with your new head and your legs spread like a filthy magazine,
    and they hunt you and they gut you and you give in,"

    ..she was beautiful, perhaps even a model, her new job started to put thoughts into her head, making her think differently, maybe even doing something she regrets. she can't say no, and goes along with it.

    "and if I was brave,
    id climb up to you on the mountain,
    they led you to drink from their fountain,
    spouting lies,"

    ...I'll help you get through this.
    drink from the fountains = referring to more drinking / pressure from job
    spouting lies = all this drinking is causing her to lie more & more..

    "and id slay the horrible beast they commissioned,
    to steer me away from my mission to your eyes,"

    ..I'll fight until you are entirely only mine.
    looking in your eyes gives me strength..

    "and I'd stand there like a soldier with my foot upon his chest,
    with my grin spread and my arms out in my bloodstained Sundays best,"

    ..I wont stop until your mine..

    "and you'd hold me,
    I'd remind you,
    who you are, under their shelves..."

    ..I love you, but stop lying..

    "I'd walk through hell for you,
    let it burn right through my shoes,
    these soles are useless without you,
    through hell for you,
    let the torturing ensue my soul is useless without you..."

    ..I'd do anything for you bc I love you so much.
    there's no point of living if your not by my side...

    "and if they send a whirlwind id hug it like a harmless little tree,
    or an earthquake,
    I'd calm it,
    and I'd bring you back to me,
    and I'd hold you in my weak arms like a firstborn..."

    ...throughout anything, I'll be there and protect
    you'll never get hurt
    we'll always be together
    your so precious ...


    "Now id walk through hell for you.
    Whats an adventurer to do but rest these feet at home with you?"

    ..now that you just put me through hell,
    all i want to do is spend my life w/ you...

    atleast that's what i think the song is about.. i can be wrong
    DrinkUpGorgeouson February 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand if i could swim
    i'd swim out to you in the ocean
    swim out to where you were floating
    in the dark meaning the SPERM .

    and if i was blessed - BAPTISED ?

    because they chose you as the model
    for their empty little dreams- THE MOTHER IS THE MODEL FOR CHILDREN

    with your new head
    and your legs spread - THE MOTHER GIVING BIRTH

    i'd climb up to you on the mountain
    they led you to drink from their fountain
    spouting lies - BREAST FEEDING . THE MOUNTAIN IS THE BREAST IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT AND THE FOUNTAIN IS THE MILK

    well yeh --"
    that's what ii think LOL
    ultragaynoon May 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"and if i could swim
    i'd swim out to you in the ocean
    swim out to where you were floating
    in the dark"

    - Floating in the ocean alone is symbolic of the girl's isolation. Especially in the dark, she is isolated, from others and from seeing who she really is. She's being 'kept in the dark'.

    "and if i was blessed
    i'd walk on the water you're breathing
    to lend you some air for that heaving
    sunken chest"

    - The guy wants to walk over the isolation she is in and restore air- reality, new life, purity- into her being.

    "because they chose you as the model
    for their empty little dreams
    with your new head
    and your legs spread
    like a filthy magazine"

    - The girl has been brainwashed into being what other people want her to be. People who don't have the right sort of morals, and who don't care about her as a person at all.

    "and they hunt you
    and they gut you
    and you give in"

    - This has a lot of relevence to highschool and how bitchy girls are. They gang up on one girl, absolutely tear her to shreds and end up making her believe the things they say about her.

    "and if i was brave
    i'd climb up to you on the mountain
    they led you to drink from their fountain
    spouting lies"

    - The mountain signifies how far from herself she is, and the fountain she was led to drink from is the lies of everyone around her. Also, imagining a mountain gives you the impression she's close to the edge and could fall at any moment, a long way down. The higher you climb, the harder you fall.

    "and i'd slay
    the horrible beast they commissioned
    to steer me away from my mission
    to your eyes"

    - 'Horrible beast' for me is symbolic of rumours and reputations, which deter people from actually knowing a person's soul. It is said a person's eyes are the gateway to their soul, so in effect, the guy is saying that he will (kill)dismiss the lies told about her and stick to his objective to see who the girl really is by looking at her soul.

    "and i'd stand there like a soldier
    with my foot upon his chest
    with my grin spread
    and my arms out
    in my bloodstained sunday's best"

    - Basically, the guy is saying he'd take pride in triumphing against the lies about her and greet her as he was. He isn't afraid to show her who he is, he doesn't try to be perfect, in his 'bloodstained' sunday's best.

    "and you'd hold me
    i'd remind you who you are
    under their shell"

    - He knows she would accept him for who he is, and he would make her remember who she was underneath all the constrictions everyone else placed upon her.

    "i'd walk through hell for you
    let it burn right through my shoes
    these soles are useless without you
    let the torturing ensue
    my soul is useless without you"

    - He would walk through so much shit for her, welcoming the worst, because he believes he's not complete without her and that she would be more than worth it all.

    "and if they sent a whirlwind
    i'd hug it like a harmless little tree
    or an earthquake
    i'd calm it
    and i'd bring you back to me
    and i'd hold you in my weak arms
    like a first born"

    - This is just saying how he would deal with the dramas thrown his way by everyone else. And amongst all that, he would continue to remind her of who she was.

    "now i walked through hell for you
    what's an adventurer to do
    but rest these feet at home with you"

    - Now that he's endured all the shit thrown at them, all he wants to do is just be with her. Its where he knows he belongs.

    This song is almost like a quest. In the end, after coming out victorious against trials, he wins the girl. That's the reason why I think the lyrics have "and if" and "and I'd". Also, 'slay'ing the beast, seems like slaying a drangon to save the damsel etc... the guy is just describing a scenario, which reminds the audience of a tale about a knight doing something noble. It makes it seem more romantic than him saying, "Yeah, ill just ignore what people say about you. I'll tell them to STFU."

    I have actually cried a couple of times in the past when I listened to this song.

    He's the only one that sees her clearly and he knows she's worth the work of enduring what other people say about her, and he was willing to save her from it all and make her remember who she really is.
    katiebirdon March 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i'd walk through hell for you,
    let it burn right through my shoes,
    these soles are useless without you,
    through hell for you,
    let the torturing ensue my soul is useless without you..."

    This is on the bottom of my shoes.
    Pablo81092on May 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"i'd remind you,
    who you are, under their shelves"

    Shell not selves
    Mizu1997on May 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe greatest song...ever..
    walls so thickon September 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe he didnt rerecord this for is a real boy wouldve been a better choice than chia-like
    tjwellson September 30, 2004   Link

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