"coastguard" as written by Henry Dartnall, Thomas Dartnall and Oliver Askew....
Coastguard are you familiar?
High tides are not peculiar
And on the table is a yellow coat
On the table is a yellow coat

Mummy tries
Bye, bye
Mummy tries
Bye, bye

Think back what were you doing then
Back turned and turned back again
And on the table is your sorry face
On the table is your sorry face

Mummy tries
Bye, bye
Mummy tries
Bye, bye

Deep black and deep
She takes the most
Black deep and black
She takes the most

Deep black and deep
She takes the most
Black deep and black
She takes the most

Sit down it?s what you always do
Talk loud, who are you talking to?
And at the table is an empty place
At the table is an empty place

Mummy tries
Bye, bye
Mummy tries
Mummy tries

These are the pearls that were her eyes
She's flotsam carried on the tides
Is she lost or did she hide
On shifting rocks, on shifting rocks?

She couldn't swim, she couldn't see
The current pushing out the sea
Down estuaries and tributaries on Benthic rocks
She's wrecked on Benthic rocks

she's been swept away
She's been swept away
She's been swept away
She's been swept away



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"Coastguard" as written by Oliver Askew Henry Dartnall

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    General CommentI think this song is about a family where the father is always gone so the mom has to make up for it and tries really hard to do well for her family, but can't take the pressure and pain and decides to kill herself. I think the son is still sort of confused on whether she did it on purpose or it was an accident. I love this song because it has a really sad message but it's up tempo and cathcy, like the singer is trying to hide his true feelings.
    sataygreon June 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf you can, try to listen to the 'Nolens Volens' Demo version of this.

    I think its about what sataygre says.

    But I'd like too add something.

    He says 'Coastguard are you familiar' is this perhaps a question? Like asking himself, 'I know that face'

    I also think its about domestic violence and such too. Some of the lyrics have that sort of undertone!
    jamesstokeron September 06, 2009   Link

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