"Saltbreakers" as written by and Laura Veirs....
Serpent tails and flying fish
Sup up all the wishes
That you sent to the stars
Chinese dragons incandescent
Mirrors in the waves
I want to put them in jars

With my-y-y saltbreakers
Ringing all the underwater
Underwater, underwater bells

Saltbreakers
Look inside a space
Look inside a space and you can tell

Saltbreakers
What you need to sow
What you need to know by any means

You will not burn me up
Though I've dreamed nightly of your face
And walk the streets of my life
With your singing in my silent brain
You cannot burn me up
I'm a falling leaf who keeps her green
And don't forget I've got my
Trusty bag of oh-oh-oh

Saltbreakers
Flashing in the night
Flashing all around my arms

Saltbreakers
Throwing me down
Turning on the fireflies

Saltbreakers
The ebb and the flood
Clearing all the channels of your heart

Bleached by the dark
Oceans of clouds
Rainstorms of ash
Stars on the ground

All around my-y-y saltbreakers
Floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bumblebee

Saltbreakers
Dashing alright, splashing
O and slumbering

Saltbreakers
Mirror to the serpentine stars


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"Saltbreakers" as written by Laura Veirs

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    General CommentGreat song!

    This review of the album is good:

    bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/…

    And states that the title means waves and is a metaphor for tears...

    I would say it's about trying to get over someone:

    'You will not burn me up
    though I've dreamed nightly of your face
    and walked the streets of my life
    with your singing in my silent brain
    you cannot burn me up
    i'm a fallen leaf who keeps her green'

    That verse would suggest it anyway...
    missmeon December 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so great! I love how she has the male back up singers, it's cute.
    What does saltbreakers mean?
    The imagery in this song is wonderful!
    pepprmntkelon December 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou cannot burn me up
    i'm a fallen leaf who keeps her green
    and don't forget I've got my
    trusty bag of oh-oh-oh


    I always thought it was "trusty bag of herb" and this part was referencing marijuana. Eh?
    memoryburn7on March 31, 2009   Link

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