What upon the naked shore is this key?
All briny, yes, a haven for the briny things,
And a mystery to the sun which hasn't seen
The construction of this awful mystery!

What fashion'd thee, O key of slimy gold?
What secret portal among the waves and stones
Didst thou unlock in silence of the deep?
And most importantly, what sea-borne lazy eye,
Deceived by the broken light,
Lost among the ruins thee?

I saw the shore expand on that joyous day-
Breathed deeper, pulsed longer, sighed fuller,
Loved greater the mind of a curious boy,
Such as me!

I love thee, curious sea!
{Aeons can hide the relics of forgotten gods,
But showeth me thy treasures,}
And I will always look thereon.
I will always look with love thereon!


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Monstrously Low Tide song meanings
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    My InterpretationThe narrator finds an old key on a beach, assumedly when the tide was much lower than usual, thus allowing this treasure to be seen and found. Because of this fascinating find, the narrator conjures all sorts of imagination about what the key may be to, where it came from, and what mysteries it could unlock. The seashore suddenly becomes more interesting to him as he now sees it as a place of wonderment. Thus begins the narrator's love and adoration for the ocean.
    Anilandon February 16, 2018   Link

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