I told them all, the ones I love
I'm leaving and I may not return
See, lately I've been overcome
A feeling I fear has just begun
The pain I feel deep inside
That haunts us all, that we will die
Never really knowing how it feels
To be alive

Through mountains and over seas
Through misery and disease
A spectator I played my part
But nothing could move this heart
Until I held the boy's hand
The little one spoke like a man
He showed me death, and said
"This is how you know you're alive

A kingfisher in flight
You'll rise above the sea of doubts
Into a world full of clouds


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Sea of Doubts song meanings
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    General CommentThis song lifts me up and destroys me at the same time. I can't describe it. Beautiful though, definitely about recognizing, or trying to recognize how much your life is worth. We all try to find a sense of purpose...
    inhale_exhaleon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe no one has commented on this song yet. this is one of my favorites. it's so awesome. i'm not sure what it's actually about, but i like it alot.

    "this is how you know you're alive"
    againshesayson December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorites from them. thats weird, i was going to quote that same thing.
    youngjooon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt first listen, this sounds like it could possibly be about suicide... :( But I was reading the lyrics again, and it makes much more sense as an *anti*-suicide song. "the pain I feel deep inside / that haunts us all that we will die / never really knowing how it feels / to be alive"? It must mean that they're going to do everything they've ever wanted to accomplish with their life. To make their life worth something. Or something.
    FlameOfSarrowon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree w/ the flame
    bleedingmaskarahon March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut nothing could move this heart
    until i held the boy's hand

    -->this is how you know you're alive...
    UltimateCHillon October 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like how this song is sung in somewhat of a whisper makes it more emotional
    StukonMandybrandon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentObviously there are several ways to interpret it, but I don't think it's about love. The little boy who spoke like a man was just a little boy, I think. It reminds me of that kid that was on ophrah and all that stuff, that wrote uplifting poetry and all. He was like 12 or so and died of some disease. I think she witnessed a young man dying and then realized what life really was. The last lines "you'll rise above the sea of doubts
    into a world full of clouds" is a goodbye to him.
    Snowden12on July 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the sigh after this line: "Into a world full of clouds." i love how the music stops for a second and she just sighs.
    whenshesmileson January 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta haunting song sung by beautifully haunting voices. this song makes me feel so alone, but in the best way possible. it's hard to explain. i think the song is about knowing how to feel alive when you're alone.
    hoydenon October 07, 2007   Link

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