She's now my new sun.
She don't speak but somehow calls to me.

Automated exchanges make us not lovers,
but feigners, we are only strangers.

Not estranged to regret
Not estranged to what follows our faulty steps

Ocean tides move to the voice of the moon
Strange how we move
How strange that I move to the voice of the moon
Love ringing out of tune

Regret once kept from her door
but everytime wore off more and more
So now we're back here
Playing sincere with a new set of bones
We are strange.

Not estranged to regret.
Not estranged to what follows our faulty steps.

Ocean tides move to the voice of the moon
Strange how we move
How strange that I move to the voice of the moon
Love ringing out of tune

Leave your bad limbs behind
For they are conduits to the heart


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Tides song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is very closly tied (no pun intended) to the previous song on the album ("New Sun"). It seems to deal with the same subject matter of a love relationship complicating the singer's relationship with God. The bible verse mentioned at the start of "New Sun" fits directly into the final lines of this song.

    "If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell." -Matthew 5:29

    The paragraph below also seems to show how this song is an extension of "New Sun" in saying that this is not the first time this has happened.

    "Regret once kept from her door
    but everytime wore off more and more
    So now we're back here
    Playing sincere with a new set of bones
    We are strange."

    The metaphor of how the moon actually causes tides to change is really cool. The singer seems to be alluding to the subtle distraction and control of this relationship.
    johnielsen08on August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis freakin' song is amazing.
    alexschelldorfon August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how this song picks up right after "New Sun" like a continuation of the story.
    But I think the "she" is some sort of sin that the guy keeps coming back to, and that the tides are forces he feels are beyond his control that keep bringing him back to "her."
    And the line "Regret once kept from her door
    but every time wore off more and more" I think talks about how his conscience wears down every time he comes back to "her."
    good_eveningon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the last verse

    "Leave your bad limbs behind
    For they are conduits to the heart"

    Is referring to Matthew 5:29

    "If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell"

    Which is also mentioned at the start of "New Sun"
    thefiresgravityon March 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAt first when I heard this I thought he was saying, "Leave your bad limbs behind, gaurd the ways to your heart"

    Even with the actual lyrics I think that it would be important to remember. Gaurd the ways to your heart.
    ZerbrochenRoton August 18, 2009   Link

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