The ocean dwells in lonely life and storm
How different am I from wooden boat that barely stays afloat?
And too many ropes are tied
And I realize we have to make the best

Give me this moment; I'll wade into the ocean
Anchors drag me down to depths of sea
Where creatures can watch me drown
The hands are reaching in from overboard
The sounds are even too distressed to try and tape record


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    General Commentthis is a great song. The lyrics are erally good. I' pretty sure their about problems in lfe that "drag you down to the ocean floor"
    LiverShiveron August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this.
    iawakeon February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe is talking about how his life is barely keeping balanced and it won't be like that for long. Certain things in his life just drag him down and no one seems to help him they just antagonize the pain. Very sad song. But very goood. :]
    JustEllieon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"The ocean dwells in lonely life and storm How different am I from wooden boat that barely stays afloat?"
    I think hes talking about how his life is somewhat of a mess and not going that great.
    "And I realize we have to make the best" he realizes he has to make something of it and go for it.
    "give me this moment" he takes his shot at something big, a chance to be a hero
    "Anchors drag me down to depths of sea Where creatures can watch me drown", he tried.. but he didn't make it...
    he now has people trying to help him back up "The hands are reaching in from overboard"
    but its too late hes under
    brenddunon May 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcharles furney, which is now charles finn, is interviewed he explains the meanings of most of the songs from the album great white whale. Not all in in depth but it gives you a good idea. there are three parts. i hope this helps everybody!

    youtube.com/…
    shleper181on April 19, 2011   Link

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