"Even The Sand Is Made Of Sea Shells" as written by and Geoffrey/keeley Rickly....
I hear the ocean breathing in a sigh.
The seagulls screaming overhead, just out of site.
I see the sun melt slowly in your eyes.
Fall into the dirty water, time after time.

Every single song was once alive, just like the two of us.
We went down to the water's edge.
And now there's nothing but grains of sand.

The signal flashes family from the shore.
Echoes in the distance with, the sound of your voice.
Nothing has ever seemed so far away.
Wave after wave, it's calling me.
Wave after wave after wave...

Every single song was once alive, just like the two of us.
We step into the shallow end to see what love was like.
At the waters edge our lives were shut.
The tide keeps rolling out.
But now we're nothing.
Now you're nothing but grains of sand.


We left a pain that feels like the end is coming.
Breaking the steps and we say that our lives were always.
Nothing but grains of sand.

Lyrics submitted by Knife2aGunFight

"Even the Sand is Made of Seashells" as written by Geoffrey Rickly Andrew Everding

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    General CommentIts a bonus track on the UK version of A City...
    rob_032on September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. I wish they had put it on AC/LD, it doesn't really fit in with the rest of the album though.
    Eddy67on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentany1 know what's the meaning of this song, cant quite figure it out
    tandieon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about Geoff's wife. In the WATT booklet, Geoff thanks "my beautiful sea-shel".

    Perhaps it's about growing distant from someone you love. This stanza says it all to me...
    Every single shell was once alive,
    just like the two of us.
    We step into the shallow end,
    to see what love is like.
    At the water's edge our lives wash up,
    the tide keeps rolling out.
    But now we're nothing,"
    Eddy67on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's true that this song would not have found a very happy home on ACBTLD. It is a beautiful song though. And yes I think this is about two loverrs growing distant, they were together like the shell but were ground apart by time into seperate grains of sand. If there are any corrections please feel free to post them, I had some difficulty at the beginning and the end. Also there appears to be a faint radio voice playing at the end.
    Knife2aGunFighton May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know how the fuck i could get a hold of this song?????
    datical11on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have limewire which is where i download most of my songs from and i found it there.
    sunshinme_duston June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have one correction, and I'm not 100% sure on this but this is what I hear in the first stanza of this song, plus it makes 10x's more sense than what you have written down:

    "A sea-blue screaming over head just out of sight" --- I think it's:

    "A seagul screaming overhead just out of sight".
    jonneh_on June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI looooooooove this song. Love the guitars 2:44 in. And the vocals.. smooth and, the lyrics just flow with this song, I love singing along, especially at the second "At the water's edge our lives wash up the tides keep rolling out.. But now we're nothing. Now we're nothing but grains of sand!" You can hear it in his voice. A perfect treat to my ears, should have been given more recognition. By the way, hi Eddy. This is theyallsurroundedme.. Sarah.
    thursdaynighton July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song rivals Autumn Leaves Revisited as the most beautiful and sorrowful Thursday song, in my opinion.
    And yes, I agree, this song is about lovers growing distant; while once their relationship was alive and full of love, it's slowly dying and fading away with time.
    Lanimilbuson August 21, 2006   Link

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