"The Widow of Magnolia" as written by and Adam Tanbouz Schuylar Croom....
I tasted the sea in the night air
It seemed to be calling out to me
Her mistress was there, clinging to my hair
Singing passionately

I can see you there on the shoreline
You changed the color of each eye
And if that whale had left my belongings
I would have asked you then to be my wife

Magnolia
I'll be coming home
I'll be coming home
Real soon

I dreamt of your body late last night
Electricity poured from my throat
Please baby, come down to the shoreline
Hear the last song that I ever wrote

My dear, you swore you'd make it home by morning
Now every day I sit and stare at the sea
And every wave to crash without warning signs
How you chose the ocean floor over me

Magnolia
I'll be coming home
I'll be coming home
Real soon

Well, all the sailors have told me
You ain't coming home
It's been six months
I feel so alone
Well, I've been trying so hard
I just can't get home
It's been too long
I guess I give up

Magnolia
I'll be coming home
I'll be coming home
Real soon


Lyrics submitted by 6_nightmares

"The Widow of Magnolia" as written by Adam Tanbouz Schuylar Croom

Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentTo me it seems to be about temptation and desire. The person has given in to temptation (another woman?), and is stuck in following this temptation, all the while promising his significant other that he will come back. There seems to be more than one person's point of view in the song judging by what is said in the different verses, because in one verse the significant other seems to be acknowledging the fact that the person has chosen to stay pursuing his temptations (the ocean floor) instead of her. Maybe not as coherent as I wanted it to be, but that's my interpretation of the song.
    WillJStullon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell it seems pretty obvious to me.
    its about a sailor having to leave his wife while he goes on an exploration of the world with his crew.

    he misses his wife and remembers telling he'll be home soon.

    she misses him but one day the boat returns. somehow he isn't on it. the returned crew tell her how he fell over board and that unfortunately he's probably not coming back.

    the husband is stranded on an island but builds a boat and makes his way home to keep his promise.
    she has died on by the time he returns and he cant believe he failed her.

    he promises her spirit he'll be coming to find her soon and commits suicide to be reunited with his love.



    not exactly happy but...

    :)
    First_Aid...anon January 10, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningJudging by the way he refers to the girl, I believe Magnolia is a mermaid.

    Mermaids traditionally were said to call to sailors on ships and either get them to jump overboard or to crash the ship and I believe in some folktales, they could change the way they look to entice men further.

    So the song sounds as if the ship was possibly destroyed by a whale (perhaps because he stared at the mermaid instead of masting the helm) and now hes crash landed and can still see her perhaps a distance away and wishes he could be with her.

    Mermaids were also known to drag men down to the bottom of the sea so its entirely possible thats where she went and when he couldn't see her anymore he knew thats where she was.

    So thats why he says he'll be coming home. To her home, under the sea.
    kentkarmaon April 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems to be about temptation and desire. The person has given in to temptation (another woman?), and is stuck in following this temptation, all the while promising his significant other that he will come back. There seems to be more than one person's point of view in the song judging by what is said in the different verses, because in one verse the significant other seems to be acknowledging the fact that the person has chosen to stay pursuing his temptations (the ocean floor) instead of her. Maybe not as coherent as I wanted it to be, but that's my interpretation of the song.
    WillJStullon August 09, 2007   Link

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