"Meet Me by the Water" as written by and Rachael Amanda Yamagata....
Would you please meet me by the water, baby?
We'll have a really good time
Would you please meet me by the water, baby?
'Cause I can't get you off of my mind

I've been thinking everyday about you
Don't fit anywhere into my life, but that's okay
'Cause I think I might be right for you
And because of that, I'm not scared at all
And everyone says I'm crazy
And everyone says I'm a fool
Would you meet me by the water tonight?
'Cause I'm ready to break all the rules

Please don't leave me standing with my heart in my hand
I can't last here
I'm breaking down, and no one understands why I got here
But I knew from the very first moment that I met you
You'd be the one

Would you meet me by the water tonight?
Would you please fall asleep holding my hand?
'Cause I've got everything in store for you, baby
If you'll be my man


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"Meet Me by the Water" as written by Rachael Amanda Yamagata

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    General Commenti'm not so sure i see this song so much as a love song as i do a song about love lost for reasons beyond the control of either person involved.

    that is, at least, the way it happened to me.

    really, his only fault was not fitting anywhere into my life but just like in the song, that much was okay.
    i think it's about the sort of hopeless longing that comes at a relationship's end and how rules and reason have no effect on your heart and you want more than anything to just spend the night in your ex-lover's arms.
    dizzystandingstillon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyess, anybody up for a song about love, cause i sure am.!
    girl actionon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh me too. You gotta love a good love song :)
    wolf cubon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThose lyrics are just wonderful.
    alomaxrawwron January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think this song is about the 'tension' that could occur before an actual relationship. While I do understand a little bit how you could think it's about a lover longing for what was.... I could also see it as a woman truly enamored with a man, whom she wants to be with. Simple as that. However, the uncertainties of friends, and the man, does make it rather.. complicated.

    In the beginning she affirms her affection for him:"'Cause I can't get you off of my mind" and then continues it throughout the song. Next, she introduces her potential desires to make a relationship out of it:

    "I've been thinking everyday about you
    Don't fit anywhere into my life, but that's okay
    'Cause I think I might be right for you"

    - She's sees it as a possibility in the future.

    "And because of that, I'm not scared at all
    And everyone says I'm crazy
    And everyone says I'm a fool
    Would you meet me by the water tonight?
    'Cause I'm ready to break all the rules"
    - She's obviously not in fear of heartbreak despite what her other friends may been telling her.
    "Break all the rules" signifies her desire to change his view of her- from a friend to a lover.

    "Please don't leave me standing with my heart in my hand."
    - Great line. Really shows her desperation for him to return his affection.

    "I can't last here. I'm breaking down, and no one understands why I got here. But I knew from the very first moment that I met you. You'd be the one"
    -She's stuck on this guy, she can't understand why she cares for him, yet how no one else gets it.

    "Would you meet me by the water tonight?
    Would you please fall asleep holding my hand?
    'Cause I've got everything in store for you, baby
    If you'll be my man "
    -Once again, restating her longing to actually be with this man.
    swutmuffinon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that this means that you are longing for this special person.. "dont fit anywhere into my life, btu thats ok" that theres no room for him in her life.. prolly cuz she lives far away but it doesnt matter.. she will make room.. and there rules because if they live far they cant meet but "she is willign to break all the rules." thsi song is just amazingg
    ckcutie23on June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I think the meaning behind it is pretty simple.

    She's falling fast for a man, and she's risking the possibility of a heartbreak, because she can't keep her feelings inside any longer, so she's taking a chance, and saying "if you'll meet me you'll be my man, but please don't "leave me standing with my heart in my hand" so, she's saying please don't break my heart and leave my standing here, because I can't stand it anymore.

    basically. haha.
    mrsatozxddon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRachael is so great, this album happenstance is one of my favorite albums from the 2000's era so far. This song is so charming in the most calming way. It also has a sad overtone that if being honest makes me teary eyed. I think the meaning is obviously about a broken relationship or on the verge of maybe. Maybe it's best not to look into meanings to deep all the time. All I know I've spend a lot of time listening to this song and album and for that much thanks to RY. Most music I hear today drives me mad it's so bad, it's very refreshing to hear artists like this.
    Kale Casablancason September 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's clearly not gonna work, but she wants it anyway.
    missmeon March 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just saw her live at the Esplanade in Singapore - she was amazing of course. She explained the meaning behind the song... She was in a relationship but then met another guy (who was also in a relationship). So she rang the other guy up and asked her to meet her. He didn't show up and she said it was for the best in the end.
    lol1510on April 15, 2009   Link

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