Wisper in my ear and I hear the sea
Wild and feirce sounds so (??)
It is not what I want floating past me
It is not what I want to sink underneath

I don't know what
I don't know

Your arms are the earth folding up around me
Comforting gradually, bury me
There is not what I want in a mountain peak
There is not what I want in a valley deep

I don't know what
I don't know

A heart of gold can't glisten in this winter rain
Turn and go, don't wander in this storm again


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    General CommentIt's a shame this band is so unrecognized- when I saw them I was one of seventeen people in the audience (including the other bands).

    This is one of my favorite songs. I know exactly how he feels.
    blackcowon March 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthere are a few mistakes to these lyrics:

    then 2nd line is:
    "wild and fierce and so far reaching"
    and the line 8th line is actually:
    "comforting, gradually burying"

    personally, i feel this song deals heavily with the point in a relationship in which one questions whether they want to be in the relationship or not. the lyrics range from romantic to very stark and cold, the chorus consists solely of "i don't know what...i don't know" which is almost verbatim what conversations consist of when the confused parner tries to explain themselves.
    the pre-choruses metaphorically demonstrate the extremities of feelings (float vs. sink, mountain peak vs. deep valley) either for the partner or for the relationship itself.
    however, the ending could vary in meaning:
    1)he could be claiming that he has the heart of cold and it is hindered by the "winter rain" (relationship/coldness of love/the cycles of their love, like seasons, from warm/hot to cold/numb) and he could be saying to himself to "turn and go, don't wander in this storm again" in which wandering in the storm obviously represents the relationship.
    or
    2)he could be saying to his lover that her heart cannot glisten (love cannot blossom) in his winter rain (cycling depression) and thus, tells her to "turn and go, don't wander in this storm again" in which the storm symbolizes his mixed emotions.

    my favorite line is:
    "your arms are the earth folding up around me; comforting, gradually burying"
    this fully exhibits his/her feelings toward their partner in which they adore the feeling of their embrace but the affection of their partner, which far exceeds his/her own, brings about waves of guilt, 'gradually burying'
    one*name*famouson April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much agree with one*name*famous.. To me, this is a song about a person who is quite lost and doesn't really know exactly what it is he wants (I don't know what I don't know). But the singer do know one thing; that his partner deserves better than his indecision.
    fine&mellowon June 07, 2007   Link

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