Seven times I went down
six times I walked back.
And I don't fear the dark anymore
'cause I'm become all that.

I will be rocks, I will be water.
I will leave this to my daughter:
lift your head up in the wind.
When you feel yourself grow colder
wrap the night around your shoulders
and I will be with you even then
even when I cannot see your face anymore.

Don't forget the time
I wooed him with red wine.
The devil he wore such a fine, fine shirt
and it stayed so clean while he dragged me through the dirt.
Now, honey, don't trust anyone who looks you in the eye
don't take any kindness, it's a demand in disguise.

I have seen such things child
on this, and the other side.
Words cannot show you
the midnight owl it does not know you.
You will see for your sweet self
by and by.

And I will be rocks, I will be water
I will leave this to my daughter.


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Rocks And Water song meanings
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    General CommentSounds like a warning to a child. About how the parent advises them to be on their guard, but no matter what the parent will still be there for the child, even when it seems the parents can't be.
    willowxxxon March 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about an abused mother who is murdered by a man, and leaves a daughter behind, who she is lovingly trying to communicate with after death, and warn, about the dangers of life, especially about men mistreating her.

    "Seven times I went down
    six times I walked back.
    And I don't fear the dark anymore
    'cause I'm become all that."

    She has tried to get away from him, but as in many abusive relationships, is not able to escape. She has left six times, but gone back, as many abused women do, out of fear. The seventh time is the last and she is not able to get away. She doesn't fear the dark/night any longer because she has died and is one with everything now.

    "I will be rocks, I will be water.
    I will leave this to my daughter:
    lift your head up in the wind.
    When you feel yourself grow colder
    wrap the night around your shoulders
    and I will be with you even then
    even when I cannot see your face anymore."


    She will be the rocks and water (and everything) now that she is one with everything. She will be everywhere, surrounding her child she left behind. She advises her daughter to be strong and lift her head up against all odds (the wind). If the daughter feels lonely, she tells her to take comfort in the night alone (instead of trusting and turning to people) and the mother will be there "with her" even though she "can't see her face" - because she (the mother) has passed on.

    "Don't forget the time
    I wooed him with red wine.
    The devil he wore such a fine, fine shirt
    and it stayed so clean while he dragged me through the dirt.
    Now, honey, don't trust anyone who looks you in the eye
    don't take any kindness, it's a demand in disguise."

    The mother trusted this man (could be the father, could be a different lover) he wore a "fine shirt" (seemed so clean and innocent) she seduced him and he turned against her and "dragged her through the dirt" (abused her/murdered her). She warns the daughter not to trust strangers, especially strangers who are charming ("anyone who looks you in the eye") and especially not to take kindness or favors from them as they will try to use and hurt her.

    "I have seen such things child
    on this, and the other side.
    Words cannot show you
    the midnight owl it does not know you.
    You will see for your sweet self
    by and by."


    The mother has been through so many things, "on this and on the other side" - in life and after, in death. The wise owl does not recognize the innocent child as it recongises the spirit of the mother. She knows her words are not enough to protect her child and that the daughter can only learn through suffering, through living, and will have to learn these lessons herself someday. But she will leave these lessons to her anyway.
    MissCaitlinon November 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song, as well as a few others really remind me of Dave Carter and Tracey Grammer. Amazing stuff by the Weepies.
    phoonzangon August 31, 2006   Link

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