"pollen and salt" as written by and Choi Clay....
You've left me with such a silent world,
Where evenings are calm, but I'm restless
And my breath has become as thin as the wind.

Not even the mighty sky could fill the space you left behind
Not even when it rains.
No, nothing takes your place
Your emptiness too great to fill.

I have been holding my breath,
For too many nights in a row,
And somewhere on coastlines unknown to me
You paint your dreams,
With reds and blues and greens.
Yea you're painting daffodils by the sea,
Without me.

Today in a breeze I sensed your perfume
But you were nowhere near.
And in reverie,
I felt you holding me.
And even in my dreams I shake from the fear
Of truth being swept away
By the rhythm of the waves I whisper in your ears.

I have been holding my breath,
For too many nights in a row,
And somewhere on coastlines unknown to me
You paint your dreams,
With reds and blues and greens.
Yea you're painting daffodils by the sea,
Without me.

I would give away
The sweetest memories,
If I could just be with you again.
Be with you again.

I have been holding my breath,
For too many nights in a row,
And somewhere on coastlines unknown to me
You paint your dreams,
With reds and blues and greens.
Yea you're painting daffodils growing by the sea,
Without me.

Last night I dreamt you were with me,
Finally I could breathe.


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"Pollen and Salt" as written by Choi Clay

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    General CommentThe singer lost his wife to cancer. Their band is called "Daphne Loves Derby" because his wife was named Daphne and she had nicknamed him Derby.

    "Not even the mighty sky could fill the space you left behind"-"I would give away my sweetest memories, if I could just be with you again"-"Last night I dreamt you were with me, finally I could breathe"

    I lost my best friend a month ago in a tragic surfing accident. He was like my other half, my brother. I was the girl that would ignore the fact that I was in love with my best friend and would go out with older guys. I saw him the day before at school and then that next morning he was gone...at 15 years old...gone in a split second. Everything happens for a reason. My life has been forever changed and nothing will ever be the same. This song really expresses to the way I've been feeling and will always feel for the rest of my life. Though he may be gone from earth, he is alive and at his true home in Heaven living his life in Eternity with our amazing God. I miss him so much. I wish I could have let him know how much I cared about him and that I loved him while he was here. But I think he knows. I know he knows now. I'm happy to know that he is happy. Live In Peace CM. I love you.
    OnmyroadtoEternityon November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentohmy,this has to be the prettiest song i've ever heard.

    i think it's about.a couple.who splits up.or someone who has past away,that was very close to them.
    paintingdaffodilson August 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with said statement above, this definitely has to be the prettiest song I've ever heard as well. It does sound like it's a song about a loved one who passed away, but perhaps it could be a person a great distance from him that he misses.
    tragiknownfacton August 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFAVORITE LYRICS IN THIS SONG: "i would give away my sweetest memories if i could just be here with you again." & "youre painting daffodils by the sea, without me." & "last night i dreamt you were with me, finally i could breathe."
    heartxbroadcaston December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absoultly love this song, one of the best i ever heard, i listened to it x45492504852903485 in a row, the lyrics are beautiful, the intrumentals, the vocals, everything, one of the best daphne love derby songs, i agree my favorite lyrics are "you're painting daffodils by the sea, with out me"
    justaspecintimeon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted it as a couple splits up but one of them decide that breaking up was a mistake and wants to get back together. Maybe the other person has moved on.
    I can relate to this and I agree. The song is very pretty. I can't listen to it only once.
    MrAcidXon March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBEAUTIFUL like aeougpsdiuhgf. loves it. so much. so pretty. i wanna marry it.
    live4blinkon May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful..truly beautiful..think that its about someone who has past away
    Guigouon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about a couple that broke up because she left for another man. She moved on and he's still hoping that she'll come back to him. Granted, it could have just been that she left. Such a beautiful song. I can't seem to stop listening. "I have been holding my breath for too many nights in a row..." So good!
    bahhbahhon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's more like someone had left someone else but like, didn't know how much big of an impact they could've left in the other's life. But that's just me!

    I really like this song too. It's soooo pretty.
    no paparazzion September 09, 2006   Link

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