The telegraph cable’s out
The few can decipher where the message is from
And delivering quietly
‘Cause some don’t get much company

The harbor becomes the sea
And light in the house keeps it collision free
Understand the lay of the land
Don’t let it hurt you
Or it will be the first to
'Cause

The water
The water came to realize
It's dangerous size
The mountain
The mountain came to recognize
It's deep and rocky sides
More than realized

I’m pale as a pile of bones
You hope for your babies and this is how they grow
With batter knocked over
The teeth bite the shoulder
Watching the gray sky that’s acting like a good guy

Light house museum
Light house museum
Light house museum
Light house museum

The water
The water came to realize
It's dangerous size
The mountain
The mountain came to recognize
It's deep and rocky sides
More than realized


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The Eastern Shore (The Water) song meanings
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    General Commenti neeeed help with these lyrics..
    lighthouse12on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like
    I’m pale as a pile of bones
    You hope for your babies and this is how they [grow]
    With [batters] knocked over
    The teeth bite the shoulder
    Watching the gray sky that’s acting like a good guy
    strykerchickon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti don't really know what to think about this song as far as meaning goes, but it's heartbreaking. absolutely heartbreaking.
    mad_world87on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like the arrangement of this one more than 'The Water' on the Reminder.
    aberranton June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe telegraph cables hum
    And few can decipher who the message is from
    And deliver it quietly
    'Cause some don't get much company

    The water didn't realize



    Wind-battered, knocked over.
    Caitoradeon September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like how she sings this version - like a ghost. It brings up imagery of shipwrecks and gray, yucky days on the coast. It's perfect.

    Now I picture the part where she says "Pale as a pile of bones..." and "wind-battered, kocked over, the teeth BY the shoulder" I pictured this crumpled pile of bones, literally! Skull turned gently, the teeth BY the shoulder. Spooooky.

    Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who heard "Lighthouse Museum" in there. I was driving one day and it just came to me clearly. I may still be nuts!
    morphine883on September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like how she sings this version - like a ghost. It brings up imagery of shipwrecks and gray, yucky days on the coast. It's perfect.

    Now I picture the part where she says "Pale as a pile of bones..." and "wind-battered, kocked over, the teeth BY the shoulder" I pictured this crumpled pile of bones, literally! Skull turned gently, the teeth BY the shoulder. Spooooky.

    Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who heard "Lighthouse Museum" in there. I was driving one day and it just came to me clearly. I may still be nuts!
    morphine883on September 20, 2007   Link

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