"From Here You Can Almost See the Sea" as written by and David Gray....
Come the weekend
And we'll long gone baby
Just like the old days
Letting the world flow through me

Just a parasite in a line
I'm smoking, killing the time
How long's a piece of twine
What use is sympathy
From here you can almost see the sea

If you would hold still
Could make a clean incision
Then we could sit back
And watch the demolition

Little puppy dog in a box
Somebody's picking the locks
Must want the darn from the socks
Here comes the cavalry
From here you can almost see the sea

Just another fool in the line

I dream of high clouds
Flushed with the light of daybreak
I'm gonna dive in
To water so cold it makes your bones ache

Fingers, knees and knuckles scraped
All of the rubbish heaped
A piece of cardboard taped
Up where the bedroom window pane used to be
From here you can almost
From here you can almost see the sea

Just another fool in the line
Just another fool in the line

I saw a film once
Where all the air holes froze up
A killer whale swam
Under the blue ice
Until her heart stopped


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"From Here You Can Almost See the Sea" as written by David Gray

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    General CommentThis is the best song off of the new album!

    Everyone should listen to this song!!!
    th3gh05ton January 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"If you would hold still
    Could make a clean incision
    We could sit back
    And watch the demolition "

    wow...
    falling_piecelesson July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody know what the song is actually about? I have a feeling (although I am unsure why) it's about illness of some sort, I have a feeling it's written from the perspective of someone in hospital? I know, probably complete nonsense but there you go...
    cheekyalon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to indeed be about illness or, more specifically, getting older and the slow march towards death. These are the thoughts of someone near the end. From here you can almost see the sea = from here, I'm not far from heaven, I'm not far from the afterlife.\

    A piece of cardboard taped to where the windowpane used to be seems to be a reference to someone in the hospital, being held together when their body clearly wants to give out. This person is "another fool in the line", waiting to die and move on to the afterlife.

    "Here comes the cavalry" = death is coming soon, to save the narrator from the pain they're currently in.
    John Koutrison September 06, 2009   Link

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