"Mermaid Blues" as written by and Mcrae....
Ice has formed
And there's snow between the tracks
And I have seen the surface tear and
I can't look back

And cool low sun
Has blinded you for days
From horizon to horizon
Can I dream this all away

But over the water
Over the water
Over the sea
There's you shining bright
In a sea of fools
Oh I can sing you out of this
Can shake your mermaids blues

Come with me
For alone I fear the tide
It's calling me and dragging me
And I think it's time

But over the water
Over the water
Over the water
Over the sea

Shape your mouth
To fit these words of war
I see the arrows falling backwards
Burning for a cause

I'll swim with you
Until my lungs give out
Oh I can raise you from the deep
Or drown with you in doubt

But over the water
Over the water
Over the water with you
With you, with you ...


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    General CommentI love the opening line:

    Ice has formed and there's snow between the tracks

    I think the song is about being dragged and deceived into something you dont want to do or be part of. The Sirens call if you like.
    Onlineon March 30, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI love how dark this song feels, but I'm having a hard time interperting it. Here's my shot, I hope others will contribute to it.

    I think it's about finding someone to help you through some thing difficult. Possibly, finding love.

    "There's you shining bright in a sea of fools" - You're someone who can help me, when others can't.

    "Oh I can sing you out of this, can shake your mermaid blues" - I can also help you out of our shared problem.

    "Come with me, for alone I fear the tide
    It's calling me and dragging me and I think it's time" - I don't think I'll make it through this without you.

    "I'll swim with you until my lungs give out" - I'll do everything I can to help you

    "Oh I can raise you from the deep or drown with you in doubt" - I'll either help you, or you won't accept my help, and we'll both fail as a result.

    I'm not really sure what the other lyrics may represent. But this is my take on it!
    KrashIOon November 12, 2008   Link

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