Give me your hand
And I'll take you down
Oh, can't you see
That I'm dyin' to drown

And don't hold your breath, my dear
Oh, don't hold your breath, my dear

And our love, it is true
So there's not much to do
As the air in our lungs starts to hiss

And the ocean, it rolls
And the depths take their toll
When we get to the bottom, we'll kiss

And the crush of the deep
Our secrets'll keep
And the mermaids, they drift in the dark

With the salt all ablaze
And the ships where they lay
There must be great fear in a spark

So here we will stay
All the demons at bay
From our arms and our eyes, it seems

Away from the dirt,
Beneath the skirt
Of the sea,
We won't wake from our dreams


Lyrics submitted by bugoff, edited by sxizzor

Of the Sea song meanings
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  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song seems to be all about a relationship. I think that really generally speaking, the whole ocean is the symbol of love in this song.

    Give me your hand
    And I'll take you down
    Oh, can't you see that
    I'm dyin' to drown
    And don't hold your breath, my dear

    ^^ he wants to immerse himself in her. fall in love, but he just wants her to be as willing to as well, which is why he asks her to throw away her inhibitions with him. and join him at the bottom of the 'sea'.

    The hard times in this relationship is when their metaphorical air is hissing, the depths, the crush of the deep, the stinging salt, etc.
    but they still find solace in eachother, looking to the bright.

    And the ocean, it rolls
    And the depths take their toll
    When we get to the bottom,
    We'll kiss

    see?
    they still love eachother, even through what's rough.

    i love this song.
    MaddyUnderstoodon August 10, 2010   Link

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