Just fifteen miles from shore
I lost the love that I had
Slipped and fell into the cold
Of the deep and the dark below
Big wave, small boat
We tipped, I froze
My hands were ice, my feet were stone
I could not throw the rope
I caught her eye as she dipped down with a wave

I jumped in but I was too late
Fighting with the currents of the Georgia Strait
Fighting with the wind and the tide and the waves
I lost my love that day
I touched her fingers as she breathed out my name

She smiled at me, I watched her fade away
To the deep and the dark of the underwave
To the Currents of the Georgia Strait

And here it's been ten years to the day
And here I'll sit for a hundred years and I'll wait
Till I see her smiling face
Come shining up through the waves
On the shore, in the rain I'll wait
Till I see my love again

I pray to God, I curse my luck, I question my faith
I curse my empty hearted fate
And I curse the wind and the tide and the waves
And I curse the currents of the Georgia Strait
Where I lost my love that day
Where I lost my heart
To the curse of the currents of the Georgia Strait
It's the curse of the currents of the Georgia Strait


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  • +1
    General CommentOK! I just saw this band perform tonight as the opening for City & Colour! Said The Whale was amazing! They are so good live and this is officially my favourite song by them! It sounded so beautiful that it actually brought tears to my eyes when they performed it live!
    Ali1WhenItSizzleson May 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's clear what this songs talking about. But in what way i'm not sure.
    Either he really did lose someone to the ocean
    or it could be a metaphor.
    I think its a metaphor about a relationship.
    Lost the girl...etc.
    Press10on July 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I live in Vancouver and when you hear things that you recognize like the Georgia Straight, it really boosts the meaning of the song.
    Nirgilison March 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    and she really did pass away. its so sad :(
    beckss789on April 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a metaphor for a relationship. It cant really be about her dying because one second he is saying fifteen miles from shore, and next he is saying he couldn't throw the rope and he caught her eye so it is contradictory.
    allyfalcon42on June 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy friend told me that this is about his dog?
    miss.paion July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've heard a few times this was about his dog.
    GlitterPenison August 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti feel like she didnt want to leave him, but she felt it was for the best. it was hard for both of them. just the way he says "i touched her fingers as she breathed out my name" and "she smiled at me, i watched her fade away". i picture her trying to convince him its for the best. but he doesnt see it. he reaches for her, and she just slips away, sighing his name because there's nothing else to say. as she leaves, she gives him a sad little smile, maybe as reassurance. maybe reassurance for the both of them. he never comes to terms with it and he never sees it her way. he just sits and waits for her to come back, for ten years. he keeps replaying what happened over and over again. he starts to blame and question himself, and then blame everything around him. hes just been trying to make sense of the whole thing.

    CurtneyIsASuperher0on December 04, 2008   Link

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