Loss leader, losing sight of the shore
Can't take this loss loop anymore, anymore
Water - running down
Water - running down

Now things taste kind of bitter
Two muddy shoes, far from home, far from home
Water - running down
Water - running down - RUNNING DOWN

And as I walk back
I feel the moon against my neck

Loss leader, losing sight of the shore
Can't take this lost loop anymore

Lyrics submitted by Airyca

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song's lyric is metaphorically reminiscent of someone being the "loss leader" of sorts, being valued less worth than actual price. So for whatever reason, the person swims out in a body of water, 'loosing sight of the shore' because they cannot take the infinite 'loss loop' of devastation that it brings. Water running down could either mean: water in lungs or after they make it back to shore, it drips off. Tasting bitter due to almost drowning, two muddy shoes walking out of the water. Far from home instigates that they might have had suicidal tendencies/intent, but couldn't go through with it. That they wanted to be far away when they offed theirself.

    I think this song can be taken literally and metaphorically. Literally, a person swims out with intent to kill themselves from desperation each time they feel like a loss leader. Or metaphorically, that is how they feel inside each time they are used/abused, ect. So they do something to cleanse theirself.

    As lastrites said, he gets the feeling of being "trapped deeply in a state of despair and desperation." Well, honestly, most of Codeine's songs give me this vibe. But I do agree with his view on merely repeating the same pattern of hopelessness. That is EXACTLY what this song is about regardless of any literal interpretation.
    FadeToBlack123on October 24, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentA loss leader is a marketing term, items are sold at prices below costs. The cheaper items draw more customers (usually for repeat visits), profits are made up on what consumers buy along with the loss leader. I don't know if this has anything to do with the concept for the song, a metaphor for something maybe. Boiled down, it could just mean something cheap and attractive, that draws you into a trap of sorts.

    From the lyrics directly, I get the feeling of being trapped deeply in a state of despair and desperation. A feeling that you have no control over anything, that you're merely repeating the same pattern in hopelessness. "losing sight of the shore"
    lastriteson April 24, 2007   Link

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