"Cool Waves" as written by and Jason Pierce....
Baby when you gotta sleep
Lay your head down low
Don't let the world
Lay heavy on your soul
'Cause when you gotta sleep
You gotta sleep

Cool waves wash over me
Cool water running free
Lay your sweet hand on me
'Cause I love you
Love you
Love you

Baby if you lose your love
Don't take me by surprise
Don't think you're crying
But there's teardrops in your eyes
If you gotta leave
You gotta leave

Cool waves wash over me
Cool water running free
Lay your sweet hand on me
'Cause I love you
Love you
Love you

Babe you know you gotta be
And let your light shine through
And don't let anybody
Tell you what to do

'Cause babe you gotta be
You gotta be

Cool waves wash over me
Cool water running free
Lay your sweet hand on me
'Cause I love you
Love you
Love you


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"Cool Waves" as written by Jason Pierce

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    General CommentI love J Spaceman's fractured vocals in this song. It sounds incredible next to the London Community Gospel Choir...

    I think the key line is, "don't let the world lay heavy on your soul...If you gotta leave you gotta leave." Nothing lasts forever. Not even love.

    I want this song (or the version on the complete works volume two) played at my wedding. A staggeringly beautiful song.

    Can't believe this is the first comment lol!

    I think he means if you truly love someone you'll be prepared to let them go.
    Smart Alexon August 15, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf you love someone enough, you'd be considering their happiness most. If they want to leave, then let them leave. They don't belong to you after all. All human beings really belong to themselves, and so if people want to go, let them go. Don't let anyone tell you want to do. If they are stuck somewhere where they don't want to be, then they won't be themselves and they won't be happy.

    Let people go, and be calm about it.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrecently, this song has meant a lot to me. i had to give up someone i cared deeply about...the first verse reminds me of the last night we had together, and the second reminds me of our goodbye.
    atomsplitteron July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn this song, Jason is letting Kate Radley leave. He's setting her free, and telling her not to feel guilty about the end of the relationship. Really powerful song
    Jestoon425on September 05, 2017   Link

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