Swells are churning overboard at midnight
(Lover, help is on the way)
I watch you sink into Atlantic waters
(All alone, on your own, don't be afraid)
Our love like the arms of a sailor
Sturdy, substantial, and true
(To you)

I swear I'll save you
I die without you
My darling Darlene
I won't let the sea take you from me
I'll dive in for you
So don't dare think you are drowning alone
I won't say goodbye till you're gone
So please believe in me

Show me a map
Where is the compass I packed?
Batten the hatch
Before darling gets deeper
Give me a sign before I run out of time
Pray to God the darkness won't keep her

Sunsets and skylines
You're something that I'll never forget
No, I'll never forget you

I swear I'll save you
I die without you
My darling Darlene
I won't let the sea take you from me
I'll dive in for you
So don't dare think you are drowning alone
I won't say goodbye till you're gone
So please believe in me

Holding on with open arms
I'll carry you away, girl
I love you

I swear I'll save you
I die without you
My darling Darlene
I won't let the sea take you from me
I'll dive in for you
So don't dare think you are drowning alone
I won't say goodbye till you're gone

And I know you're out there
And I won't be long
I said I'd save you
And I will


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    General CommentWho's seen Walk Hard?
    He's in love with that girl Darlene and he writes that song that goes like "I love you darling" or something like that and it sounds like he's saying Darlene.
    That's what this reminds me of haha.
    sunriseXeastsideon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat i don't understand about this song is that while he says he loves her, and that he'd die without her, he's gonna save her, blah blah blah... i still get the impression the reason she's drowning is that he pushed her overboard....

    ?
    Zaraiyaon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere. I can't find my cd insert, but I'm 99.9% positive these are the right lyrics to the parts in question.

    Show me a map.
    Where is the compass I packed?
    Batten the hatch,
    before darling gets deeper.
    Give me a sign before I run out of time,
    pray to God the darkness won't keep her.
    completeon March 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its:
    (All alone, on your own, don't be afraid)
    Our love like the arms of a sailor
    Sturdy, substantial, and true (to you)
    north_on June 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"what i don't understand about this song is that while he says he loves her, and that he'd die without her, he's gonna save her, blah blah blah... i still get the impression the reason she's drowning is that he pushed her overboard...."

    If that's really the case, then it still works as a metaphor.
    anonymeuxon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhy can't Darlene swim?
    xmyboybuildscoffinsxon December 11, 2010   Link

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