saw your arms hanging at your side
nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
saw you moving real slow
nowhere to run to, nowhere to go
i heard the wind blow
i saw your sash come untied
blue water, white sky

up in the cedars, we were too far away
for the radio to tell us the time of day
but there was moisture in the air
i heard the city call
they can go on burning
to hell with them all
your liquid movements
the water rushing by
blue water, white sky

world's surface was as smooth as glass
and they saw the hour coming and they didn't let it pass
i heard you say my name twice through your teeth
i saw you coming down to me, i was underneath
it's been coming for some time
you close your eyes
blue water, white sky

i heard the wind blow
i saw your sash come untied
blue water, white sky


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Going to Lebanon song meanings
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    General Commentahhh i'm going to lebanon soon and this is the FIRST song i will listen to when i get on the plane.

    idk if this is even actually about lebanon, but...i always link this to all the wars that have been fought there... i always feel like this is about the narrator watching his love being shot/killed in front of him.

    - cedars are lebanons national tree (its their flag)
    - 'i heard the city call/they can go on burning' could be beirut or some city being bombed...and then ppl sitting safe in the trees in the mountains above
    - 'i heard you say my name twice through your teeth/i saw you coming down to me/its been coming for some time' i always picture someone running to safety but then something happening, and their sash blowing away.

    well...yeah. i discovered this song while reading a book about the civil war there (although im a huge mg fan)...and im showing my nerdiness do ill stop now : )
    danielleyvetteon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalmost seems like it's about a flood.
    blueoftheskyon July 25, 2007   Link

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