"Lifeboat" as written by and Jennifer Charles Daniel M. Nakamura....
After all our dreams went down
Sinking for our very eyes
Still echoing the sound
Oh, the frozen dreadful cries

Witnessed the passing of our only loves
Lose a battle to the sea
Why did you choose my only love?
It could have easily been me

But it seems there was some other plan
One I don't care to understand
In the refuge of these foreign arms
I could find your holy land

How can it be that we defy this tragedy
From this lifeboat in the dark
Is it wrong that we could come together?
Wind and sorrow bear a spark

In our soul and desperation
Truest thing we'd ever known
But to admit that to the world would be blasphemy
Just to show we had our ground

How can it be that we defy this tragedy
From this lifeboat in the dark
Is it wrong that we could come together?
Wind and sorrow bear a spark


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  • +4
    General Commenttwo people - both lost their loved ones, their true love. in their desperation and sorrow they find each other, creating a lifeboat against the darkness that consumes them. but they cannot admit it openly, as it would be a blasphemy against their lost ones.
    pHreedomon November 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI imagine it being two people in failing relationships (or at least relationships that they aren't happy in) finding one another and dealing with the possible feelings of guilt that might come along with the idea of cheating on their respective partners. I say go for it, you live once, might as well be happy.
    Hippias_Rexon April 21, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthi, first post here..
    firstly, awesome album i love the witty and clever lyrics all throught the album
    the lyrics to this song almost remind me of the movie Titanic (although my memory of the movie may be a bit hazy -its been a while since i last saw it)

    After all our dreams went down
    Sinking for our very eyes

    -scene: titanic is sinking. their "dreams" in connotation with the journey at hand are going down; sinking.

    Still echoing the sound
    Oh, the frozen dreadful cries

    -frozen: cold sea - people screaming

    Witnessed the passing of our only loves
    Lose a battle to the sea

    -their only love (between dicaprio and winslet) lost a battle to the sea (the guy dying)

    Why did you choose my only love?
    It could have easily been me

    -notice the girl sings this part: basically saying it could have been me (that had to stay in the water and freeze to death)

    But it seems there was some other plan
    One I don't care to understand
    In the refuge of these foreign arms
    I could find your holy land

    -so guy sings first 2 lines; the "grand plan" is beyond him now that he is dead. next 2 lines by the girl: she has to go marry someone else yet she can still "find his holy land" from the memory that remains


    How can it be that we defy this tragedy
    From this lifeboat in the dark
    Is it wrong that we could come together?
    Wind and sorrow bear a spark

    -pretty self explanatory imo: lifeboat is obviously the lifeboat that the girl was on, and probably holds a deeper meaning in the sense of "struggle against the sea" (that they were battling in the prev stanza)


    In our soul and desperation
    Truest thing we'd ever known

    - =love

    But to admit that to the world would be blasphemy
    Just to show we had our ground

    - their classes prevent this love from happening, in the eyes of the society. so admitting to such a love would be blasphemy (rich girl - poor guy combo)

    yeah this interpretation may be a bit far-fetched but this picture was in my mind instantly after listening to this song a couple times and reading the lyrics closely.

    definitely an awesome song regardless of how one wants to interpret, i wish there were more stuff like this.
    stationarytravelleron October 28, 2009   Link

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