"From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)" as written by and Colin Meloy....
Four score years
Living down in this rain swept town
Sea salt tears
Swimming round as the rain comes down

Mr Postman, do you have a letter for me?
Mr Postman, do you have a letter for me?
A letter for me
From my own true love
Lost at sea
Lost at sea

Mr Postman, do you have a letter for me?
Mr Postman, do you have a letter for me?
A letter for me
From my own true love
Lost at sea
Lost at sea


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"From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)" as written by Colin Meloy

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    General CommentI think it's interesting that her love is lost at sea, and she very much is too. The town is described as rain swept, with "sea salt tears swimming round as the rain comes down". These are very direct references to ocean water. Hence, it seems that she, too, is lost without her lover, in her town which is so like the sea. Both are lost at sea without each other, so the title could be from the perspective of either lover.
    words&trickson March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe everyone assumes it's a woman because sailors (stereotypically men) are usually the ones who are lost at sea. Whatever though, it's still unfortunate for him/her/it.
    Uhhhhlaynaon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i find this?
    pumkinhedon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgoing to be on picaresque
    Little Timmyon January 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfour score years = 80 yrs? This woman is old.
    sleepytimeon March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a really sad song, at least in my opinion. this woman has been waiting forever for her love, and... it makes me cry, when i'm feeling emo-ish.
    everthelifestyleon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonly just heard this song, already decided its the best song ive ever heard
    westheadon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's very miserable and kind of mad. Loving it.
    _ellieon September 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song could be related to Bob Dylan's 'Boots of Spanish Leather', which opens with the lyric:
    "Oh, I'm sailin' away my own true love"

    If you read the rest of the lyrics to that song it makes a lot of sense.
    tom65on December 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad, but I really like it
    ifoundyourstaron February 02, 2006   Link

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