How many times have i been here
How many times have you lost
And how many times have you drowned in the sea
if you weren't there to rescue me

We're sailing, we're sailing every night
We're drifting, we're drifting alone apart
Not to show that we're in need
But i'd heal your wounds if you bleed

How many times have i hurt you
And how many times have you
And how many times I'd been on my knees
Begging, begging "please forgive me, forgive me"

We're sailing, we're sailing every night
We're drifting, we're drifting alone apart
Not to show that we're in need
But i'd heal your wounds if you bleed

Thank you for being so patient with me
I've been weaker than I ought to be
Despair and jealousy blinded my mind
And I couldn't see how you're trying for me


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    General CommentGorgeous song. I think it's pretty obvious, just mourning the loss of someone who's been really indispensable in your life... And then thanking them and self-deprecating.
    Technophobiaon June 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a goregous song.
    I think it's about mistreating someone who you never realised is so selfless and brave for you and looks after you and cares for you even when you don't know about it.
    Wambson October 11, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI don't know if anyone else might feel this way, but when I hear this song, I think of my weaker, vulnerable, side/the little girl side of myself having a conversation with the more mature, wise, strong side of myself. And this paragraph really hits me the hardest:

    "How many times have i hurt you
    And how many times have you
    And how many times I'd been on my knees
    Begging, begging "please forgive me, forgive me"


    When I hear that, it sort of makes me think of my weaker side apologizing to myself/the stronger side. Sort of like I'm saying "I'm sorry for hurting you when I know you deserve so much more. I'm sorry for treating you badly. Forgive me".

    And in the last line:

    "And I couldn't see how you're trying for me"

    It makes me think of the little girl saying to the adult in me that "I couldn't see how strong you're trying to be. How you're trying to save me, protect me, get me to realize that you're rooting for me because you're worth more and need to understand that. Learn to love yourself".

    Anyway, that's just how I see it. Great song. Very touching and haunting.
    Twilight_Eyezon July 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful.
    I think it's a simple apology to someone; she's spologizing for being a too self interested in her own problems, and now, in consequence, they are "drifting alone, apart."
    Ulyangon October 05, 2011   Link

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