"All At Sea" as written by and Richard Stephen Walters....
Silence is empty, filled with breaths from mouths
That never move no more

She talked some more, she talks now

And all the lights went out in empty rooms
And now the empty hall

I talk alone, I talk now

And all I wanted was a Chance to see you anyway

Hold me, fold me up in your arms
Faster, my love, sinking and gone

I was aware the time, I was a son before I met you dear

I talk alone, I talk now

And all the lights go out in empty rooms
And now the dirty hall

I talked alone, I talk now
And all I wanted was a Chance to see you anyway

Hold me, fold me up in your arms
Faster, my love, shrinking and gone

Hold me, my love
Telling me don't be afraid
Wouldn't you want me to swim
Wouldn't you want me to stay?

Hold me my love
Telling me won't be afraid
Wouldn't you want me to swim
Wouldn't you want me to stay


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"All at Sea" as written by Richard Stephen Walters

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    General Commentpretty song... obviously about losing a loved one... it was in CSI:Miami in a certain scene when a certain someone died (i dont wanna spoil it tho)
    bellaboo137on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNice song..I watched on CSI Miami too...today..I liked it. I love the description of silence at the beginning.

    It's a little confusing..I'm going to listen to it a couple more times before I come to some sort of an idea on what it's about. It's about love, yeah but sort of depressing..

    --Angel
    UnilluminatedAngelon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and I saw it on CSI too. He has a great singing voice.
    okriver27on July 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's an absolutely amazing song.
    I think this song is really quite self explanatory...
    Or well at least that's what i think. No real searching needed for a deeper meaning...
    xisaacxon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about seeing a loved one after they have passed away. Trying to make it to a hospital for instance but being too late, or knowing they have passed but still going just to see them and say goodbye.
    acousticloveron August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.

    Silence is empty, filled with breaths from mouths
    that never move no more

    she talked some more, she talks now
    -- It's a little hard to explain, but i think this means that what used to be a girl who was happy, and and spoke of what was to come,. has passed away ( breaths from mouths that never move no more )

    and all the lights went out in empty rooms
    and now the empty hall

    I talk alone, i talk now

    -- i think this is taking place in a hostpital, where she is in her room, but it still feels completely empty, since her actual prescence is not there anymore. ( and all the lights went out in empty rooms, and now the empty hall )

    And i think this man is explaining how he kept emotions bottled up from this girl, and he cant tell her what he wanted to anymore. but now, he needs to say what he feels. ( I talk alone, i talk now )

    And all I wanted was a Chance to see you anyway

    hold me, fold me up in your arms
    faster, my love, sinking and gone

    -- This explains that this person just wanted a last chance to see this person before she passes, even though there's nothing more that can be done to save her.
    -- ( hold me, fold me up in your arms, faster, my love, sinking and gone )
    This is probably explaining that he just wished he had some closure, and he wishes he could be with her, because when he is with her everything seems alright. But he is rushing because he knows they dont have much time left, but before he can get to her, their love is gone, along with the girl, and she passes away. All too fast.

    Hold me, my love
    Telling me don't be afraid
    Wouldn't you want me to swim
    Wouldn't you want me to stay?

    -- I belive this means that he wants the girl to tell him not to fear what's to come in the future, and he needs her to tell him to wait for her, and to be strong. But he doesnt understand why instead she wants him to move on, and be happy, despite all of this. ( Wouldn't you want me to swim, Wouldn't you want me to stay? )
    brightxxxeyeson July 07, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis is my second favourite song by Walters... #1 being Where We Stand. Absolutely beautiful. Happy to have heard him live last year.
    abolitionon June 11, 2011   Link

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