"These Arms" as written by and Matthew Albert Costa....
With an upwind facing starboard
I was unsure of where to go
The salt burns my skin
And your eyes were cold as the ocean
This is our day today
Won't you find the way back to these arms

And we're bound for where we started
With a down wind course through the harbor
At sunset I was sorry
That this was our day today
This is our day today

Why can't you find the way
Won't you find the way back to these arms

Are we bound for where we started
'Cause the start is where we're bound to end up
The start is where we're bound
And we're bound to end up where the start's at

And when twilight turned darkness
I was unsure of where to go
The salt burns my skin
And your eyes were cold as the ocean
This is our day today
Can you find the way back to these arms
This is our day today
Won't you find the way back to these arms


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"These Arms" as written by Matthew Albert Costa

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    General CommentWith an upwind facing starboard...

    I hear this song and think of a guy being on a sailboat in the middle of the sea. He wants to get back to land, but who will be there to waiting on him?
    il_collareon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beauty! i love it.
    fireplaceon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing song

    i think its quite simple, he's wishing for her to come back to him. maybe he's thinking more about it because "this is our day today" -- perhaps meaning its their anniversary even though they aren't together anymore. might also mean he's out on a boat like il collare said :)
    Redlighton May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was more that it was their time to be together, but she didn't show up. that's kind of depressing
    annaSon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanna is on the right track.

    This is a break up song. He has been out at sea (the relationship) for awhile, and its stormy. Her eyes are no longer filled with love, but are cold. So he has turned the boat around and is heading back to where they started, as nothing - not together. He doesn't want it to end, he wants her to be that person she was, to find her way back to him, but if she can't then he has to end things. This is their breakup day unless she finds her way back to his arms.
    That is my take anyway...
    gorms134on December 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti cry
    every time
    .paperdoll.on May 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! i first heard it on an episode of "the unit".
    it's such a beautiful love ballad! my favorite song from matt costa :)
    goldnavaon March 31, 2011   Link

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