please wait for me...

i miss the holidays
the way you looked at me
please wait for me...
i'm coming back to you in portland

i should have stayed back there with you
on the coast of maine
i should have stayed back there with you

i miss our city
the nights out walking
please wait for me...
i'm coming back to you in portland



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Coast Of Maine song meanings
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    General CommentAmazing band. This was the song that got me hooked on them. I think its meaning is pretty straight forward. He's leaving the girl he loves, and then he realizes how much he misses her and he wants to go back, and he's asking her to wait for him. Only thing that bothers me is Portland is in Oregon if I remember correctly, not Maine. Maybe he mean's it like port-land. Doesn't Maine have a big fishing industry, therefore many ports?
    forgottentimeson August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo forgottentimes: There actually is a Portland, ME. I live in a town not 10 minutes away. No one cares much about it, though, haha.
    kathrynthegreaton November 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol, that's pretty cool. learned something new. I stand by my old hypothesis.
    forgottentimeson December 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti live in portland oregon

    awww
    rae_bbyon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttheres obv. a portland oregon forgottentimes, but i'm from nh and i've been to portland Maine :] great shops!
    jesssieee135on March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song has a pretty obvious meaning, it's about leaving someone you love, and missing them so much. and it's not about portland oregon, it's portland, MAINE! portland, maine is on the coast of MAINE as it states in the song, i thought it was pretty obvious because i am from the east coast and go to portland, maine a lot, but i can see how a lot of people can get it confused with portland, oregon.
    i love ivory, i wish they'd get back together, i miss them :(
    chelseajustineon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti used to live south of portland maine. now i live north of portland, oregon up in washington.
    geeoffon December 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentof course more people know about portland oregon...not many people even remember maine as being a state....its kinda funyn though cause portland oregon was named after portland maine....it was a toss up between the two guys that founded it...one from boston and one from portland....and we know who one

    also....the band THE MAINE got that name because of this song
    jaredbeaneon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am from Portland, Maine. The city the song refers to. The city in the state the band The Maine drew their name from, because of this song by Ivory. The city that Portland, Oregon was indeed named after. The city lots on people on the east coast have heard of, and that most people who studied middle school geography realize is in Maine, which is actually a state. The city named Forbes' 2009 Most Liveable City. The city Food and Wine Magazine's restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton named the Foodiest town in America. Just sayin. Anyway, fantastic song.
    Leashon November 09, 2010   Link

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