"Calm Under The Waves" as written by Arvid Wam Solvang and Maria Viktoria Mena....
I walk barefoot where the water drowns the sand
With you no longer here to hold my hand

I let go
I let go

The ocean makes my swelling heart feel small
With the sounds it makes you won't hear it if I call
I let go
I let go

There's a breeze in the air
There's a boat anrchored out here
There's a calm under the waves so I choose to sink

Your skin protected me from sunbeams
Your hands made sure I'd stay intact
I let go
I let go

You were always there to walk me home
With you not here, the streets I roam
I let go
I let go

There's a breeze in the air
There's a boat anrchored out here
There's a calm under the waves as I choose to sink
With your voice in my head
I would float here instead
But there's a calm under the waves
So I choose to sink

I'm tired now
I'll see you when I wake up
I've heard it's pretty where you are
I let go
I let go
There's a breeze


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"Calm Under the Waves" as written by Maria Mena Arvid Wam Solvang

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    General Commenthmm; when I first heard it, I thought it was about someone drowning themselves after someone they loved died. *shrug* either way, amazing song.
    Mondenkindon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that this song is about some boy, but I guess the grandpa thing makes more sense.
    I thought that this is about a hard relationship, when you love somebody, but it just doesn't work out and finally you just decide to give up and let go...
    blue155on July 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this beautyful song is about letting go, and since it's dedicated to her grandpa, it's probably about his death.
    okeonieon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentokeonie, you just made my night. i assumed this song was about a boy... but that makes even more sense, the dead grandpa. my grandpa just died a few weeks ago and i'm still struggling to get over it.

    I'm tired now, I'll see you when I wake up.
    I've heard it's pretty where you are.
    I let go,
    I let go.

    love.
    ugh i love music. i feel less alone.
    shejustwantstorockon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm glad it made your night :) I hope your okey now. It is pretty where they are :) dying is just traveling on, never feel alone please, cause you are never ever alone.
    With love
    okeonieon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCalm under the waves according to maria is about learning how to live without someone you love, and wanting to give up.
    okeonieon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like going back to old comments and see what's posted back. :] Thanks for everything
    shejustwantstorockon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess since y'all said she said that it was about her grandfather, then it should be right.

    buutttt i agree with monden, she talks about how under the waves, theres peace and things that are tempting her, etc. so thenshe says she lets go, and lets the waves cover her. thats like her drowning.

    With your voice in my head,
    I could float here instead,
    But there's a calm under the waves..
    So I choose to sink.

    she says that where he is is beautful, and that she says im tired now, ill see you soon.

    whatever just think it may be dedicated to he grandfather but its about her drowning herself
    sylveawongon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti second that...I think that its about letting go but not in the sence of giving up your life, but giving up to feelings, wichever they are..grief, love..just allow yourself to sink into it, dont struggle against it, you´ll get relief once you let yourself drown into the sea that is your feelings..
    chapuon October 05, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI always thought it was about suicide. All the explanations make sense.
    Specifically the stanza:
    "With your voice in my head
    I could float here instead,
    But there's a calm under the waves
    So I choose to sink."
    And the final "I let go" just sounds so tragic, like giving up.

    This song is incredible. I love Maria Mena, and I think this might be my favorite of her songs.
    clh2346on September 09, 2009   Link

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