"Cherry Waves" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
A sea of waves
We hug the same plank
Just as I rehearsed
Over an hour break

The waves suck you in and you drown
If like you'd just stay down with me
I'll swim way down with you, you

You hang the anchors
Over my neck
I liked it at first
But the more you laugh, crazy, okay

The waves suck you in and you drown
If like you'd just stay down with me
I'll swim way down with you
Is that what you want? With you
Is that what you want?

If like you'd just stay down with me
I'll swim way down with you
Is that what you want? With you
Is that what you want? With you, you

Escape below
Escape below



Lyrics submitted by poolhallXjunkie, edited by orestes16, blacknred

"Cherry Waves" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +7
    Song MeaningMy most favorite song off this album.
    I think that this song is describing a relationship where this person loves someone who loves someone else and feels that they both share that displeasure of not being loved back "In a sea of waves, we hug the same plank." the plank could be referring to a person that doesn't show affection or emotion. Anyway, this person is telling the one he/she loves that if they ever find themselves in a low, that they'll be there for them and do whatever it takes to make them happy "If like you should sink down beneath, i'll swim down". But at the same time, the person is tired and frustrated because the person she/he loves is keeping them around only to constantly tease them, "you hanged the anchors over my neck, i liked it at first, but the more you laughed the crazier i came." and he/she's questioning what the loved one really wants "is that what you want?"...a lot like being in the "friend zone", to put it easier & i currently find myself in that position. And let me just tell you, doing that shit to anybody is fucking horrible.
    Ricketon January 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is deeper than you think. This is an Allegory about self-destructive behaviour, probably Drug Abuse and dragging down the one who loves you. "You hang anchors over my neck" , Implying that she will pull him down with her. Would she do that intentionally? He loves her so much that he would go down with her and try to save her. I can relate to this song. This happenned to me and she is dead. This song speaks to me.
    killarealon April 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI've been listening to this song non stop for two days. I obviously can't say for certain but I'm pretty sure it's about heroin addiction. If you look at a syringe when the blood goes inside it clearly looks like red "Cherry waves." Once you grasp the concept of the song, the lyrics all make sense. He's basically saying if this woman he loves wants to succumb to addiction he'll "go down" ie..give in to his own addiction as well so they can be together. Very romantic and very powerful.
    djfiston September 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationcherry waves. cherry is a sweet soft fruit, the color is so strong and at the same time, is so fragile looking

    i think it's about how deep in love a person could fall for someone else. if i fall for you - and i am, deeply - would you feel the same? would you swim to take me?
    loveatfirstcrashon September 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningCherry Waves of blood from a slit wrist.
    dharmdecayon April 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCHERRY WAVES

    "This is a story about being in the middle of the ocean with someone saying, 'If you were to sink underneath the waves, then I'd swim after you. Would you do the same for me?. It's seeing how far the trust goes." - Chino
    poolhallXjunkieon October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song can't wait to get the new album...
    th1rt3enon October 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!
    Sessh0umaru01on October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat 2:37 im fairly sure he says "i'd throw..) it? maybe, but i don't see that word mention in the above lyrics. Anyone want to start analyzing with me?
    desgined_realityon October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know that sweet, cheek-quenching feeling you get when you pop in a jolly rancher? A cherry one? I swear to God that whenever he says "you" in this song I get that feeling in my mouth.
    silentpropheton October 17, 2006   Link

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