Surely grave has found me;
it has kept a hold of me all this far
My actions will reveal, only time will tell
These passions start to slip away
Memories flash like seconds in a day

I see the world from the outside (x 2)

There is something to say
About being desperate, down and low
Giving a chance to see what it all can mean
There is something to say
About being desperate, down and low

Upon my arrival, I either learn to swim or drown
As I struggle for air I see only water
And I reach for anything as I cry for help
I feel my body growing week slipping away,
It occurs to me that my cries are worthless
Acknowledging death, I no longer mourn my own loss
And begin to sing praises to the one that has me here
As I sink to my salty grave I drown
No hand to reach for, no ear to listen

Let it be a sweet sound, sweet sound… In your ear

I sink to my salty grave I drown;
There is no hand to pull me back (x2)

Up to the light I will sing praises; surely we will all die
Up to the light I will sing praises because surely we will all die


Lyrics submitted by EvoFX

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    General Commentmy all time favorite song, have the words, Acknowledging death, I no longer mourn my own loss
    And begin to sing praises to the one that has me here

    tatooed on my back
    EvoFXon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, EvoFX, that is one of the coolest thing ever
    hogfan15on February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've heard them explain during one of their live shows that the lyrics are based on a dream one of the members had. He dreamed of a plane crash into the ocean in which he was the only survivor. All alone, about to drown, no hope of rescue, his reaction was to sing praises to the Lord. The spoken section is actually a passage he wrote down in his notebook immediately upon waking.
    jpers36on November 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUpon my arrival, I either learn to swim or drown
    As I struggle for air I see only water
    And I reach for anything as I cry for help
    I feel my body growing week slipping away,
    It occurs to me that my cries are worthless

    i put this words in to my drawing.And its show in some exhibition with a good coment.
    LIYW amazinG!
    toroelmaron February 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have spoken previously of my struggle in coming out from under the dark cloud of suicide. In the midst of that obsidian haze, even the most banal of everyday life becomes exceedingly difficult. It was a struggle to even get up in the morning. Numb is the only word I can use to describe it. I could go out, go to church or anything really but I felt nothing. Numb.

    There was a particular night that I can recall. It was 4am and I was wide awake. All I could think about was downing a bottle of scotch, getting into the bath and opening my veins. I dont mean that it was a passing thought, my mind was under sustained assault. Life hurt, and at that moment it felt like the only way to stop life hurting was to end it. I tried to focus on something, anything else. I tried tv, dvds, playstation, anything. The only thing that managed to make me feel anything was this song. Its anger and finality were things I could feel, and I clung to it.

    The lead singer of the band wrote this song after a dream one night. He dreamt that he was in a place crash on the ocean and he was the only survivor. All alone, about to drown, no hope of rescue, his reaction was to worship God. In that moment, his prayer became my prayer. I was drowning, and this song allowed me to worship God in the midst of death.

    Bob Marley had his Redemption Song. This song was mine.
    elbeardoon July 12, 2010   Link

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