"Silent Sea" as written by James Dearness Hogarth and Katie Victoria Tunstall....
I was happy in my harbor
When you cut me loose
Floating on an ocean
And confused
Winds are whipping waves up
Like sky scrapers
And the harder they hit me
The less I seem to bruise

Oh when I
Find the controls
I'll go where I like
I'll know where I want to be
But maybe for now
I'll stay right here
On a silent sea
On a silent sea

I was happy in my harbor
When you cut me loose
Floating on an ocean
And confused
Winds are whipping waves up
Like sky scrapers
And the harder they hit me
The less I seem to bruise

Oh when I
Find the controls
I'll go where I like
I'll know where I want to be
But maybe for now
I'll stay right here
On a silent sea
On a silent sea

I'll stay right here
On a silent sea
On a silent sea

Oh when I
Find the controls
I'll go where I like
I'll know where I want to be
But maybe for now
I'll stay right here
On a silent sea


Lyrics submitted by LillyDarko

"Silent Sea" as written by Jimmy Hogarth Kt Tunstall

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI have a bit of a different take on this song... I've been single my whole life (somewhere in the vicinity of two decades), and about a month ago I met a boy who has become my first boyfriend... and I used this song to describe to him how odd I felt. I was "happy in my harbour" when he came in and my world's gone upside down and I'm definitely "floating on an ocean and confused." I've always been so independent, even as a baby. I had my own world, my own harbour, and I don't know what to make of things now, and he seems confident things are fine and he's had several girlfriends before me, and I'm out here with no understanding of things. Maybe soon I'll find a sense of equipoise, and I'll "know where I want to be" with him. But for now, I'll have to content myself with this silent sea of confusion. It's not like it's all that bad - just such a flood of uncertainty. Anyway.. that's how I take this song.
    desnoueron February 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is so beautiful...I think (amongst all the sea imagery) that it's about the break up of a relationship that she wasn't expecting...she just now wants to get her life back and head into the future, but she knows it'll take time so she'll be sticking around whilst she figures out what to do with next with her life...if that makes sense!
    butterflykiss84on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so so much. it's impossible to get tired of.

    and the harder they hit me the less i seem to bruise.

    what does that mean?
    myprettybeulahon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it means that the more hurt she gets
    the less she feels it
    rose.paradeon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes perfect sense to me: eventually, you become desensitized to people hurting you, and so you stop trying for a time, while you are dealing with the frustration of letting this happen to you AGAIN. I think the Silent Sea maybe means that she will be silent--not talk to another man who will inevitably do this to her.
    samo3113on July 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah. i think you're right. i think that she just got so sick of it that she's never wants to feel that way again. she's trying to find the way to get rid of her feelings. you know?
    rose.paradeon July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me this is about a girl who got dumped and did not see it coming and it broke her heart. She knows that eventually she'll fall in love again with someone else but that takes time so she'll stay alone for a while.
    suuzon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know where any of the more angry interpretations come from...I don't get a hint of angriness in this song. I get bewilderment and shock in the beginning, but also a sense of 'Yeah, but I knew it was coming'. As she's shaking the shock off she's getting hit by the reality of it and of what that means for her future. It hurts at first but after a while she begins to get used to it; and as you get into the refrain you can see that she's regaining control and her sense of self; albeit she might not be prepared for a new relationship any time soon. She's currently more comfortable being semi-safe and single. It's got a calm, soothing vibe of acceptance.
    apresmoiledelugeon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this laidback, breezy song about kt being left by her boyfriend. It's great
    Pinkbutterflyon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds as if she was blissful in her ignorance and then somebody dropped some news on her, maybe a secret or something and it seemed to stir everything up. She feels as if she's lost control in her life all of a sudden and she yearns to get it back and go somewhere where she can forget about everything.
    jessxjordanon November 03, 2007   Link

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