"Deep Sea Diver" as written by and Edward Droste....
I'm a deep sea diver with my fins And underneath your current I do swim A baker's dozen pertty pearls And where I travel on my toes do curl Cause you, you got everthing that I want A car, a house, and a dog You got everything that I want Just keep me a while Just keep me a while Just keep me a while Just keep me a while I'm a deep sea diver losing air And around here I'm sad swimming You don't care


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"Deep Sea Diver" as written by Edward Droste

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    General Commenti know it's a minor nuance, but i believe he may say,
    "And around you laps I swim, but you don't care." Instead of "your". I could be wrong, but it makes more sense to me. It is a great video.
    johnnysacoon March 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song.
    i didn't get it at first, but i put a bit of thought into it.

    i think maybe this song is about giving someone you love everything they've ever wanted/needed and getting nothing in return.
    it's like he's trying to prove his love to someone by giving them material things, hoping that they'll love him back.
    but they don't even notice, or even care that he loves them.

    "just keep me awhile, just keep it awhile"
    he knows this person's never going to love him back, but he keeps giving and giving, still hoping, and nearly begging them to care.. even if it's just for a small amount of time.

    i'm not sure if what i said made sense, i understand it in my head but it's hard for me to put it in words.

    either way, lovely lovely song.
    somersault.on July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about longing for someone that is more put-together than you. Maybe its just my interpretation but I think the "the car, the house, the dog" line is referring to someone who has things which represent stability and maturity. The narrator longs to be a part of that kind of stable, deep relationship, but the person has no interest in him.
    Achaveson December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I'm not sure about all the lyrics so if there is something wrong with them please tell me so I can correct it.
    mattd23on February 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis resembles Stella was a Diver by Interpol in more ways than one. The lyrics,sound, etc. Still goog in it's unique way though.
    mattd23on March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*good
    mattd23on March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUh, you may never read this as it was so long ago, but for anyone else, I do believe the line is "a baker's dozen, thirteen pearls" as a baker's dozen, is, in fact, thirteen of something. Thank you.
    lofiniftinesson July 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, it is thirteen pearls
    clapyourhandssayon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow, it's weird that this song doesn't have many comments on it. This is one of those songs to sit and close your eyes to and just relax. I remember seeing them on The Dive once a while back, the video to this is very good as well.
    YouHaveKilledMeon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahha yeah it took me several times to figure out the first part of the song. i love how mysteriously hard it is to figure out the lyrics. just makes the song soo much better. i wish they had some songs from Yellow House on here! :-/ Someone needs to figure it out!
    sincereAccidentson September 13, 2006   Link

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