well, you were there
then a flash, you were gone
I could have sworn we met somewhere long before
among the wooden masts and the ponds
in this peculiar human carnival

in a field of trains and 100 tracks
and of tried refrains you could have walked right past
but there we stood on the platform, astounded
I was in semi-shock that my train pulled off

you found the place to begin
I don't know how, but I just let you in
and you did not coerce my guards
you knew the lies they used to keep a heart

and I travel all the way across
the sleepy sea of tangerines

I told you I have never felt pain
that an aspirin couldn't take away
I travel in, I travel in submarines
cause you know you can't sink if you don't swim
but I have lived ok under the waves
with the ruins and the shipwreck
that tell me of their escapades

and you said "hey come here,"
fiery eyes approaching
and I understand your fear
the town will be destroyed
burned down to the soil
as if it never had been here
but until the flames are upon that hill
you must use your tools, there's no time to lose
but until the flames are upon that hill
you have to use your tools and build

so will you hold me 'til we crumble?
just like castles that know the old world will lose
there is only tonight, take me downtown
as the moon is dying, there's only me and you
singing lullabyes in a foreign time
we find peace where we least expect to find it

island of green sets your song on the wind
travel all the way across the sleepy sea of tangerines

island of green sets your song on the wind
travel all the way across the sleepy sea of tangerines

island of green sets your song on the wind
travel all the way across the sleepy sea of tangerines


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Sleepy Sea Of Tangerines song meanings
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