"Comes and Goes (In Waves)" as written by and Greg Laswell....
This one's for the lonely
The one's that seek and find
Only to be let down
Time after time

This one's for the torn down
The experts at the fall
Come on friends get up now
You're not alone at all

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes and waves
I

This one's for the faithless
The ones that are surprised
They're only where they are now
Regardless of their fight

This one's for believing
If only for it's sake
Come on friends get up now
Love is to be made

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
It comes in goes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
Why I try

This is for the ones who stand
For the ones who try again
For the ones who need a hand
For the ones that think they can

It comes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
It comes and goes in waves
I,
Am only led to wonder why
Why I try


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"Comes and Goes (In Waves)" as written by Greg Laswell

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  • +6
    General Commenthe's right, though. it comes and goes and waves when you are trying to get over someone. sometimes they are little ripples on your feet, little reminders that this was a part of your life. other times the waves are so strong that the tide takes you in, and you sink from all the memories, taking all of your energy.

    such a great song.
    melancholyjenon February 06, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General Commentit's one of the best songs ever written

    this song is for losers...but especially for those who think they can do it better!! (i don't know what concept of losers people you have but, loser is anyone who never wins, health, sports, economically, popularity, whatever)

    never lose hope!
    pecheteon November 04, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationPlease. Please. Please. Not all songs are about love and relationships.

    As a wallflower, I relate to this song deeply, and no there's nothing about losing love here.

    This one's for the lonely
    The one's that seek and find
    Only to be let down
    Time after time


    I was hooked with the first line. Every wallflower isn't a wallflower by choice. We just can't deal with the bullshit fakeness going around. We seeked sanity, we seeked friendship that was not valued by cliches and materials, only to be broken hearted and disappointed with people time after time, going back into our solitary cell. The prison of our own device.


    This one's for the torn down
    The experts at the fall
    Come on friends get up now
    You're not alone at all


    Greg relates to himself, he tells us we're not alone. There are introverts like us around the world, we just have to find them.


    And this part was for her
    And this part was for her
    This part was for her
    Does she remember?


    He wrote this song for someone like us. Does that person remember? Or did she lose her hope in humanity and lock herself forever? It's more like he is talking to himself. Hoping she remembers that she's not alone. Hoping she didn't leave forever.

    It comes and goes and waves

    The sorrow, the disappointment comes and goes. Sometimes we are happy to be left alone. But then we try to find ... try to have some faith...


    This one's for the faithless
    The ones that are surprised
    They're only where they are now
    Regardless of their fight

    This one's for believing
    If only for it's sake
    Come on friends get up now
    Love is to be made


    This part is for the people who have already lost their faith in humanity. Already locked themselves...
    He says, get up now; don't lose faith so soon. There are people. Real people. Waiting for you


    This is for the ones who stand
    For the ones who try again
    For the ones who need a hand
    For the ones that think they can


    Look beyond yourself; there are plenty of people fighting their demons. Depression, take a little time. Find love. Help them.


    It comes in waves
    I,
    Am only led to wonder why
    It comes and goes in waves
    I,
    Am only led to wonder why
    Why I try


    This is the most painful part of the song for me. After the feeling has passed, there's this emptiness. Always around me. When I want to go away, And lock myself.

    This is a very subtle song that talks about the struggles introverts feel in the world. We try to love, to be loved. But there comes a time when everything nauseates us. In our trough we lock ourselves from the world. Something I'm going through right now.

    I hope someone reads this and understand that they are not alone in their solitary cell. All of us are.
    WallFroston May 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is seriously amazing
    beccamayonnaiseon August 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is written about Mandy Moore (after they broke up).
    btotheethon October 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw him perform a few weeks ago, and he explained that this song is about when him and his family were going through a lot of painful things, like death and illness. He just explained that he wrote this song for them, to help him and them get through it all.
    kuribarri3on April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs from him, lyrics are great and very meaningful
    kuribarri3on April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs from him, lyrics are great and very meaningful
    kuribarri3on April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the first songs i heard from him. I fell in love
    with his music after that. I LOVE THIS SONG!
    lost815on November 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreg dated Mandy Moore?
    meryannon November 14, 2009   Link

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