Everything is made of water
Seeping deep within your soul
And as you’re sleeping safe tomorrow
The flowers in your heart will overflow

Sweet Marie, with your raspberry sunshine
Won’t you take me where I’ve never known
I love you, love you, love you, love you, love you
Like the weeds grow in my mind
I know you, know you like the wind as it's blown

Everything is made of water
Seeping deep within your soul
And as you’re sleeping safe tomorrow
The flowers in your heart will overflow

Dream of me when the day sings of sunshine
Dream of me when your lucks gone away
I’ll show you, show you, show you, show you, show you
How the snow falls in your mind
I know you, know you’re going to find it some day

Everything is made of water
Seeping deep within your soul
And as you’re sleeping safe tomorrow
The flowers in your heart will overflow

The fall is not as hard as they told you so
A love will soon define a place to grow

Lonely child of dreams
Won’t you ever dream of me
Won’t you love me like a ship
Setting sail upon the sea
And don’t you ever feel afraid
Of falling like a hate parade
Hoping someone will love you
Someone will love you soon

Lonely child of eyes
Won’t you ever follow me
Into an evening sky
Into a make believe
Where hands they hold on true
And flowers blow tiny balloons
And no ones lonely
When no one is an only one

The sun will fall
The day will fade
And I will join the hate parade
And I will love a heart untrue
That's slipping softly from my room


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    General CommentI think this is a song about life and living and any connection between two people that might be possible with in this life and consciencness that we as human beings are able to have.

    "Everything is made of water
    Seeping deep within your soul
    And as you’re sleeping safe tomorrow
    The flowers in your heart will overflow"

    I think "Everything is made of water" is refering to every influence in your enviroments effect on your life. Everything you see, everything you are a part of, EVERYTHING effects what you know and how you interpret the world and who you are, and you indentity and life is represented by the flowers in your heart. The more you take in the more you grow (perhaps)

    "Sweet Marie with your raspberry sunshine
    Won’t you take me where I’ve never known"


    This gets a little existential. The first verse makes it clear that every influence we experience in life makes us who we are, and it's a very personal and individual thing because no one else has the exact same influences (they can't, no one else has lived the exact same life). So when you meet someone else it's kind of like you live in two different worlds. So this second verse is a request that someone else might share their influence "take me where I've never known" that's their life, their influences, that they could have never known.

    "I love you, love you, love you, love you, love you
    Like the weeds grow in my mind
    I know you, know you like the wind as it's blown"

    The idea of love is hard to understand and define in a world where everyone is so separate, however I think Jeff Magnum is suggesting that a "love" is possible. Think about when you've ever loved someone...you think about them all the time. SOON, THEY become an influence on who you are, just by knowing them. They too...are "water" and the flowers in your hearts that grew are growing but the mention of weeds is interesting. Weeds aren't something you want. Your flowers are something that is all you. The weeds is the other person's influence. It's not necessarily bad (are dandilions) but it's something different than the flowers you grew on your own.

    "Dream of me when the day sings of sunshine
    Dream of me when your lucks gone away
    I’ll show you, show you, show you, show you, show you
    How the snow falls in your mind
    I know you, know you’re gonna find it some day"

    It's another request to be as much a part of the other person as they are a part of him. You become an influence in someone's life in the flower in their heart just by being in it and effecting them and having them think about you or... "dream" of you.

    "The fall" he talks about could be "falling in love". It is hard, and for some people who are really individual and appreciate of their solitude, it can be scary because maybe they don't WANT someone to influence them. So the speaker is saying that it isn't as hard, and love will soon define a place to grow...the weeds will be flowers too...this love, this influence on who someone is can be good.

    "Lonely child of dreams
    Won’t you ever dream of me
    Won’t you love me like a ship
    Setting sail upon the sea
    And don’t you ever feel afraid
    Of falling like a hate parade
    Hoping someone will love you
    Someone will love you soon

    Lonely child of eyes
    Won’t you ever follow me
    Into an evening sky
    Into a make believe
    Where hands they hold on true
    And flowers blow tiny balloons
    And no ones lonely
    When no one is an only one"

    I feel like I'm writing too much, but I think this kind of shows the existentialism in the song. Lonely child of dreams is a reference to this person one is requesting the love from, because they are still alone in their own world with out his influence, and unless the person lets the speaker's influence effect them, unless they "dream of" him he can not be water to the flowers in her soul. He worries her loniliness and desire to stay along can cause her to fall in to a nihilistic hate perhap (the hate parade) and that deep down she really wants someone to love her and for her to love them back. Perhaps the snow falls in her mind mentioned in the second verse is the speaker saying that she is confused about this aspect of life and he wants to show her love.

    Following someone in to a land of make-believe is interesting because if everything is personal and in a way, in your head, it is kind of make-believe, but it's all you know. To attempt to combine and be one with someone who has not had the same life as you is impossible, but trying is similar to love, trying to become one would have to begin with make believe that it's possible...where hands they hold on true is more imagery of love...where no one is lonely.

    "The sun will fall
    The day will fade
    And I will join the hate parade
    And I will love a heart untrue
    That's slipping softly from my room"

    In the end the person being pursued never gives in. The speaker has speant all this time letting them influence them and letting them be "water" to the weeds in his heart and he never meant something to her "a heart untrue" so perhaps existential love is impossible, he joins the nihilistic hate parade he thought she would become a part of and it all ends.

    Just a thought...I love this one...The everything is made of water part is my favorite. Listen to NMH sober or stoned....it's an amazing experience either way. I think music like this you have to really really sit down and listen to and have it be the main focus, it's definetly not backround music (although it could be, but it wouldn't be as appreciated as it should that way)
    RainSongon December 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand all of it. Like why "raspberry" sunshine. I don't think anything is written with out a reason, or it very rarely is. Do you really think raspberry sunshine was just the way to describe the sunshine because it sounded good or is their a real reason. If anyone has an ideas, please post!
    RainSongon December 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is just an idea...
    It could be about Marie Nikolaevna Romanova, one of the last 4 grand duchesses (daughters of the czar) of imperial Russia. The song would be in the POV of the last love interest in her life, a soldier she helped care for during WWI

    Everything is made of water
    Seeping deep within your soul
    And as you’re sleeping safe tomorrow
    The flowers in your heart will overflow
    cerrone2789on October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCould is be a Dylan reference? Something to do with 'Absolutely Sweet Marie'?
    Sarahluvsu182on November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat a lovely song, I wish I could find it in a higher quality, the demo is just a tease.
    melissssaon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRaspberry sunshine. I know what it means, at least to me, but it is so hard to explain. It is summer and youth and young love and tart excitement. Maybe raspberries are a good fruit to use in this song because they are made up of many small drupelets all connected to make one single fruit. In herbal medicine raspberries are believed to help regulate menses... Raspberry plants can be invasive as they are hardy.
    I suppose raspberries signify connection for me, the power of connection. Few people would consider raspberries "powerful" because they are sweet and watery and dependent on sunshine.
    sadie0o0on July 01, 2009   Link

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