"Hamoa Beach" as written by Benjamin Joseph Ottewell, Ian Thomas Ball, Paul Blackburn, Oliver James Peacock and Thomas William Gray....
Oh no, why can't you get along?
Ok I know it's not my place
I've got to say something
I've got to say something
I've got speak

She'll never leave
And you can never throw her out
Impossible to conceive
You'd rather be with than without

That's just the fear talking
That just the fear talking
That's just the fear

Don't let it take you
Like it nearly took me, fear
Don't let it fool you
Like it nearly fooled me, fear

Remember the good old days
But love is like a dragonfly
So beautiful, it will die
And disappear before your eyes

I'm no philosopher
I am no poet
I'm just trying to help you out

Don't let it fool you
Like it nearly fooled me, fear
Don't let it take you
Like it nearly took me

And so you sit and wait
For another man to take your place
And when, when he comes
Would you welcome him with open arms?
You'll feel a hundred years younger
You'll feel a hundred years younger
You'll fee no fear

Don't let it take you
Like it nearly took me, fear
Don't let it fool you
Like it nearly fooled me, fear
Don't kill you
Like it nearly killed me, fear


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"Hamoa Beach" as written by Ian Thomas Ball Benjamin Joseph Ottewell

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    General CommentAt a gig, Ian has introduced the song as a "jaunty little tune about divorce". There you go.
    kiwomyaon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaha I love Ian!

    Anyway, following on from that thought, I always thought this song was about a breakup due to infertility. Cheerful, I know, but "Impossible to conceive/You'd rather be with than without" made me think about how all-consuming trying to have a baby can be, sometimes at the cost of your relationships. If that's what the song is about, it's not particularly subtle - I never was one for seeing the deeper meaning in things...
    hannah26on June 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationDefinitely about being in a relationship too long.

    The singer is explaining that the subject has a fear of being alone, which is the only thing keeping him in a relationship with a woman he no longer loves. Their love, though beautiful once, has died.

    The speaker is saying "what are you waiting for? Someone else to take her from you? You'll never let that happen. You have to let her go yourself. It'll give you your life back. You won't feel like the rest of your life is predetermined/effectively over."

    There's fear of being alone, but the more important fear is the fear of being with someone who you shouldn't be with.
    shaggy23on February 29, 2012   Link

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