Dear, you left too soon
Went to the next room
If you haunt me, I'll sing for you

The hinges move
Connecting me and you is a doorway
You're knocking through

We walk down a dock
And the water's cold
You want me to escort you
How I'd love to go
Swim with you in death
My heavy heart won't let me tread

I must stay on the shore
I am young, my blood warm
I can take you this far
Now, my love, we must part

When blood and youth were warmer
We breathed summer like the sweet air
We found each other like a mirror
We were so optimistic
It was so easy to be
We were young and naïve

Can you pull down the dawn?
It's been so dark since you've been gone
And we've been begging for the morning to come
We were so optimistic
It was so easy to be
We were young and naïve

We'll be fine in the morning
We'll be fine in the morning
It's getting late so we must sleep
We'll see you in the morning, Eileen


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    General CommentI completely LOVE this song!

    I've heard that it's from a poem called, "when blood and youth were warmer". It's an awsome song and I love the way the Hush Sound can go to two different extremes in their music.

    I'm not sure as to where the actual meaning in the song lies because I think it may all come from the poem.
    inadaynotmyown2on January 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti acutally know what this song is about.. it's about a this girl that went to high school where i lived and was friends with a lot of kids at my school. she killed herself and this song was written about her. she was a really really great girl. you're miss eileen.. 2-7-05
    fxyrxy7891on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one that haunts me...it's just that pretty.

    I think there are a few ways of looking at it. Me being the weird person I am, it feels like it was written to an old woman who is either dead or about to die. The narrator has a close connection to the woman, and is trying to comfort both herself and the woman. She's trying to let her know that she is going to die, and she is okay with that. Her death should be mourned, but they should recover from it. The narrator wants to pay this woman a proper tribute before she leaves.
    elmochildon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much! its so amazing.. i love the lyrics, its one of the best by The Hush Sound... when they did it live it was so amazing tears came to my eyes, lmfao, love it.. greta told the audience what its about, its soooo sad!

    well, this is a great band...
    DanceInsideTheSongon March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt so easy to be?
    We we’re young and naïve.


    It was so easy to be.
    We were young and naive.
    hfranklin2010on August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually went to The Hush Sound's concert a few weeks ago and before playing this song, Greta told the audience, "This next song is about a ghost."
    isoldmybodyon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe night after eileen died, she dreamt about her ghost coming and taking her to the ocean to try to get her to kill herself, but she tells the ghost that she can't leave life yet even though she wants to be with her friend again.
    sneef2010on December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's about someone who's lover died, and the lover's ghost comes back and wants the narrator to go with them into the ocean (where the lover probably died), but they can't because they're still alive.

    How I’d love to go
    swim with you in death,
    My heavy heart
    won’t let me tread.

    So, love, I must stay
    on the shore.
    I am young,
    my blood warm.
    I can take you this far
    Now, my love, we must part.

    A very powerful song. You notice they have a lot about the sea, water, ships, lighthouses, etc. in their music. I wonder if it holds a deeper meaning to Greta (or who ever may have written the song.)
    LightofStarson February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the ocean imagery should be taken literally it just a metaphor for death. This song is truly amazing.
    themiracleofseanon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentelmochild, i;m srry, but i disagree with u. i think that it's talking about a grl who died too early, a younger girl. and it was a suicide.
    squirrelchildon November 04, 2007   Link

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