All my deities belong to you
Watching dolphins in the sea
The earth is a pretty place to be
All my deities belong to you

Black bodies float in the sea
We can see but they can't see me
A starless shroud like a dark balloon
Laughter echoes in my private room

Kissing fireflies on the beach
How sweet the day can be
Everyone has love to give
Our hearts will teach us how to live

My body wept, I feel so free
The water softly tickles me
My heart is pounding waiting for
The ocean deep enough to lift my veil

Crystal light, shine down on us
God has a voice, she speaks through me
Every creature longs to be
In his arms please carry me

I'm happy in the light of day
My skin glows bright in the sun rays
My shadowed world seems so far away

My angel told me not to fear
Love is free and everywhere
Listen to that special part
It will save us, it's the heart

God has a voice, he speaks through me
God has a voice, she speaks through me
Crystal light in every creature
Everyone has love to give


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  • +3
    General CommentThe ladies said this regarding the meaning of this song: *"The basic subject that has been really heavy on our minds recently has been patriarchy. As old of an issue as that might be, we've hit a new wave of it. Being at the beach in France and seeing women in the water completely covered head to toe in burkas with all their husbands in Speedos, it hit me in such an intense way. It is political for sure, but the message is, at least coming from us, the opening to a discussion. People have a lot of opinions on the subject because people are really uncomfortable addressing it. It's almost like we're not allowed to talk about it. It becomes a cultural issue instead of a women's issue. For us, we're approaching it more as a women's issue. I've been so personally offended by it, in a way, that I'm ready to at least talk about it. I'm not forcing any statements down anybody's throats. It's just opening up some dialog which is all we can ever hope to do."*

    After reading this the song becomes so clear to me.
    Amonyon June 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti really like the direction they're taking.
    precipitateon June 04, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti hear the following:

    a *starless* shroud like dark to you

    my heart is pounding waiting for
    the ocean *deep enough* to lift my veil

    crsytal light *shine down on us*
    god has a voice she speaks through me
    every creature *longs to be*
    in his arms please carry me

    and i absolutely love this song. and the video, both of which are just beautiful. and bizarre. and inexplicable, like everything they do. i like how hard it is to distinguish who is singing when in this song. and the she/his references to god (ambiguously gendered). i read somewhere this is supposed to be a suicide story full of hope and the idea of returning to mother nature. the new album is supposed to play heavily on opposing dichotomies and continue the oceanic/apocalyptic themes. i'm ready for it to come out already!
    havalinaaaon January 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks that this song isn't necessarily saying that God is female?
    Me, I think it's a feminist commentary on religion's mistreatment of women (EXTREMIST religion, of course), and that it's actually saying "The only 'god' is me. I control my own existence and make my own choices, therefore I am my own god", and the "she" is there because it is told through a woman's point of view.

    It tells a story about Muslim women on a beach. Even though they're at a beach, they're covered head to toe, wearing burqa/niqab. "Black bodies float in the sea" refers to the women wearing their black veils in the water. They can see everyone around them, but nobody can see them under their veils. ("We can see, but he can't see me")

    "Kissing fireflies on the beach.
    How sweet that we can be!
    Everyone has love to give.
    Hearts will teach us how to live."

    This verse tells that while at the beach, they discover the beauty of nature and see that all life is beautiful and meaningful.

    The next verse illustrates one of the women going into the deep end of the water, and how the water lifts her veil off from her head, thereby showing her both literally and symbolically taking off her veil and coming out of hiding.

    Through this moment of enlightenment, it is then that the women realize that the ones who know what is best for them is themselves, hence "God has a voice, she speaks through me", and they decide to free themselves from the bounds of extreme religion and be their own gods.

    The next verses describe the joy and freedom that these women feel, having all taken off their veils and becoming one with nature.


    That's just my interpretation. But if you read the lyrics and watch the video, it should be obvious what it's about.
    KaiteTheTaterFairyon August 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat do they say where it says "something something we can be"?
    othatzsokewlon February 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know, everything they have done keeps surprising me even now, and it's strange..
    i don't really get the impression of a 'direction', so i don't know what could happen next
    notternon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir voices are so weird, but i love it.
    teenqueen22on June 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome of these lyrics seem wrong.

    "Something something we can be", I hear "How sweet that they can be"

    Also there's an "Our" just before "Hearts will teach us how to live" so should be "Our hearts..."

    "My fear was so free" should be "I feel so free"

    "Crystal light shines through mine eyes" I'm hearing "Crystal light shines down on us" but who knows hard to tell with that one. Origianl lyric may be right.

    "Every creature loves to be" pretty sure it's "longs" not love so "Every creature longs to be"

    Another that's hard to tell is the end of this "My skin glows bright in the sun breeze" is it just me who thinks it's "suns rays" though could be breeze.

    Tunkamajion July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are the proper lyrics.


    All my charities belong to you
    Watching dolphins in your sea
    The earth is a pretty place to be
    All my charities belong to thee

    Black bodies float in the sea
    We can see but he can’t see me
    A starlit shroud like the dark to you
    Laughter echoes in my private room

    Kissing fireflies on a beach
    How sweet that we can be
    Everyone has love to give
    Our hearts will teach us how to live

    My body wept
    I feel so free
    The water softly tickles me
    My heart is pounding waiting for
    The ocean deep enough to lift my veil

    crystal light shine down on us
    God has a voice she speaks through me
    Every creature longs to be
    In his arms please carry me

    I am happy in the light of day
    My skin glows bright in the sunrays
    My shadowed world seems so far away

    My angel taught me not to fear
    Love is free and everywhere
    Listen to that special part
    It will save us, it’s the heart

    God has a voice she speaks through me
    God has a voice she speaks through me
    Crystal light in every creature
    Crystal light in every creature
    Everyone has love to give
    baysideheroxon September 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI used to think that this song talks about the Goddess, cause speaks about the earth and how beautiful it's and the mother nature, something like a strong power that protect us and protecs every single little thing that is alive, like animals, flowers, the sea...
    Also the video it's pretty femenine, with one of the girls dressed like a beduin girl, and the other full of flowers and beautiful images around her.
    Well that's my opinion,
    The song it's beautiful and produces me a feeling of hope that I can't describe.
    stormyhearton December 13, 2009   Link

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