"On Your Shore" as written by and Charlotte Martin....
I dig my heels into the dirt
'Cause this one's gonna hurt
Won't let the waves wash me away
Is what I always pray
In my heart I know you couldn't see
In the dark or find your way through me
Now I'm alone my hands are numb
How do I carry on?

And at the turn of the tide
I feel this part of me die
Am I washed on your shore and barely alive?

Now I'm held hostage in my head
With every word you said
Got all those lessons in my past
I spit them out so fast, I
See myself
With you I act so small
See myself
With you I always crawl
So someone leave a raft for me
The water's getting deep

And at the turn of the tide
I feel this part of me die
Am I washed on your shore and barely alive?

Here I am (in my insecurity)
Here I am (with my damaged dignity)
Here I am (you're pulling me in too deep)
Here I am
Here I am (I'm in the mercy seat)
Here I am (running without my feet)
Here I am (oh, what's come over me)
Here I am

When I was melting in your hand
You didn't understand
You slip through me like grains of sand
You still don't understand

Overboard I'm thrown out to see what you are and what I mean to me
But I will always have my dream where you can swim to me

At the turn of the tide
I feel this part of me die
And I've been on your shore before
And it was no waste of time
Over my head and in my mind
Am I washed on your shore and barely alive?

Am I washed on your shore and barely alive?


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"On Your Shore" as written by Charlotte Martin

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    General Commentwhen i first listened i thought, oh its about a lover, but i listened a little more and to me its about a relationship.. not necessarily a lover, maybe a family member like a brother or father and shes talking about how shes trying to brace herself for the emotional damage thats being caused by the other person with out them really noticing it and how they make her feel so small in this world like she doesn't even matter, then shes talking about how she needs to find herself because sheslost herself in the midst of all this damage, "at the turn of the tide i feel this part of me die " then she says "Overboard I’m thrown out to see what you are and what I mean to me
    But I will always have my dream where you can swim to me" saying she will always dream that she can go back to the beginning when everything was great, and myabe find herself and that person who you used to be. thats just what it means to me.
    musiclover_0817on June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song beautiful. and her voice is stunning. wow, just wow.
    i think it's about holding on to someone who she knows isn't worth it, because they've hurt her so, yet she still holds a bit of hope. [hence the "but i will always have my dream where you can swim to me" line.]
    unsweetendedon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my fav songs.

    "You slip through me like grains of sand" Love this song, it makes me cry.
    Bayouon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes she mind any one else aof Tori Amos?
    mazshieldson April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShes a beautiful songwriter and singer. I think this is about trouble with herself rather than with someone else
    OHlalaon June 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song!

    and she also reminds me of Tori Amos, mazshields. It must be something about the way that she sings the type of songs that she sings? I don't know if that made any sense.. lol.

    But I agree, I think it is about somone who is having problems with themself.
    lovemenot5058on July 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShes a beautiful songwriter and singer. I think this is about trouble with herself rather than with someone else
    OHlalaon June 28, 2008   Link

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