My heart has lost it's wind now
Broken like a dead sail
My love has drifted out to sea
My body has been claimed
Soul has been shipped away
Can't feel the sand between my toes

We set the wrong course
And headed due north
That's where we went wrong
We were young and learning
Steady hearts hate turning
That's where we went wrong

My will to fight has been flushed
Seized like blank babies faces
The water line begins to rise
Let the tide swallow me whole
Like morning light in windows
Let that dark water take me home

We set the wrong course
And headed due north
That's where we went wrong
We were young and learning
Steady hearts hate turning
That's where we went wrong

Hey come back to me
Hey come back to me
Hey come back to me
Baby, come back to me

Hey come back to me (ba ba da, ba ba ba)
Hey come back to me (ba ba da, ba ba ba)
Hey come back to me (ba ba da, ba ba ba)
Baby, come back to me (ba ba da, ba)

Hey come back to me
Hey come back to me
Hey come back to me
Baby, come back to me

(ba ba da, ba ba ba)
(ba ba da, ba ba ba)
Hey come back to me(ba ba da, ba ba ba)
Baby, come back to me

We set the wrong course
And headed due north
That's where we went wrong
We were young and learning
Steady hearts hate turning
That's where we went wrong


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    General CommentI really liked this song. The B part with the "Hey, Come Back To Me" was amazing. I think this is saying how these people thought they were doing the right thing but were on the "wrong course" and now have gone too far, and need to come back. The power chords are really simple, and yet it sounds so beautiful.
    crazy49on June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a girl and a guy who were in a relationship when they were young and naive as to how to have a relationship last. They love each other, but just took the wrong course in their relationship. They're speaking back to the time when they were young, and they're old enough as they sing to understand where they went wrong, and they want to go back to each other.
    lilyflowerliveson December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll I know is that every time I hear, "We were young and learning. Steady hearts hate turning. That's where we went wrong," I think of how when kids are younger, and they pull themselves into something like love, or serious relationships, or anything of the sort, things can change. And something being altered, even in any type of relationship, friends too, you can get really uncomfortable and really scared and things start to fall/drift apart. Every time I hear that part. Every time.
    flickerwingson November 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow, i can't believe this hasn't been commented yet.
    i love the intro of the song.

    "We set the wrong course
    And headed due north
    That's where we went wrong"

    song's self explanatory
    martinusgirlon June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe end of this song is AMAZING!
    singergrl89on June 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously, it's about a relationship that went sour. I like this song very much, but it reminds me of old people dancing. Nevertheless, Bob's high voice is AMAZING! (you know, at the end)
    EmpressAtoZon June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Man returns to his dream, only to find from the ghosts that The Woman has left. The Man then realizes he's fallen in love with The Woman, and begs to get her back.

    I like the first part of this, it sounds real distant and lonely.
    regretandramenon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously, it's about a relationship that went wrong. I think it went wrong because they jumped into things way too fast. Possibly, their relationship became based on sex. "My body has been claimed, Soul has been shipped away." And they lost the emotional connection.

    I LOVE THE "HEY, COME BACK TO ME" SECTION!

    This is my favorite song off of Like Vines.
    zeroangelon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, and that's not Bob singing the high part. It's Darren. Unless I'm mistaken.
    zeroangelon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the "Hey come back to me" section could be like them trying to rediscover their emotional connection to each other to fix the relationship. They realize their relationship has become based on sex and they're trying to fall in love with each other again.
    zeroangelon July 09, 2006   Link

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