"The Iron Sea" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing

Somewhere beyond the sea
He's watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to his arms I'd go sailing
It's far beyond a star, it's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailing
Some sailing


Lyrics submitted by matt_r_baker

"The Iron Sea" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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    General Commentok so a song meaning about this track, weeeeeell

    i dunno, but i do really love it, i'd love this song to just keep on going, it really is such a great piece to drift away too
    Athlete***on June 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlistening to it i does actually remind me of the sea. The main 'tune' reminds me of a whale singing. The general mood of the song reminds me of the dark depths of the sea and the emptyness.
    matt_r_bakeron June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso apparently there is a version with lyrics b/c im finding them at all these lyrics sites, this is how it goes:


    Somewhere beyond the sea
    Somewhere waiting for me
    My lover stands on golden sands
    And watches the ships that go sailing

    Somewhere beyond the sea
    He's watching for me
    If I could fly like birds on high
    Then straight to his arms I'd go sailing
    It's far beyond a star, it's near beyond the moon
    I know beyond a doubt
    My heart will lead me there soon

    We'll meet beyond the shore
    We'll kiss just as before
    Happy we'll be beyond the sea
    And never again I'll go sailing
    Some sailing
    CWdogg72on June 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere does one get the version of the song that has lyrics? the album version is just an instrumental..
    ethan_bon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti was wondering the exact same thing.
    CWdogg72on June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMe too CWdogg72 but has anyone realised this song is blatantly about wanting to have sex with YOUR MUM, read some Freud people, WISE UP, man. The second verse is about your Dad watching while you do actually: HAVE SEX WITH YOUR MUM;
    The sea is the rough beast...
    chronic_yoothon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is actually portions of "Beyond the Sea"., sung by many, including Bobby Darin.
    bobbydarin.net/…

    Written by Charles Trenet and Jack Lawrence.
    It was recorded in 1958 and released in 1960.

    Its a beautiful song regardless. Back in hs our jazz band played it and one of its members sang the song.


    I thinks it about hoping to meet your one love...and he or she is out there somewhere hoping to find you.
    SilentAllThisTimeon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs there really a version of this with lyrics - someone may be winding us up?

    Anyway this piece of music is great, very dramatic and it reminds me of the music from Blade Runner or Flash.

    I'm a sucker for synth!
    eowyn20ukon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow...i'd love to know how the hell those lyrics are involved with 'THE IRON SEA'. such an atmospheric song!!!!!!!!!!!!
    mcoxo16on July 23, 2008   Link

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