Like one little dove,
I think you're nervous,
Prove me wrong
Well, sometimes in your life,
You spend searching,
Looking for love

You look all day
Oh, you can't sleep one time

I found you in a puddle of water,
Open your eyes, we need you tonight
Well some, some think you're sleeping,
Prove them wrong, we need you to fly

You look all day
Oh you can't sleep on time

Like two little doves,
I'm in love
I thought you were mine
Well some, some think you're hollow,
Open your mind, we need you to fly

You look all day
Oh, you can't sleep on time

Lyrics submitted by ecorchee1

Doves song meanings
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    General Commentsounds like the narrator is trying to open the mind of a lover to prove they're not hollow
    sydbarretton September 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis powerful song is number one in my playlist, as in terms of most played. But I seem the only one who likes this song very much, it kicks out the walls!
    Seressevicon July 07, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI read this song on two levels. On the personal level , he is coaxing a lover to open up and be vulnerable to real love , found in a puddle of water, the sign of emotionals. Someone who has been hurt , but he is trying to help them get past that.
    On a more mundane level, he is talking about the dove of peace in the world. Is it hollow ? WE NEED it to fly , now more than ever.
    Maybe I'm over reading, but take it in context with the other anti-war songs they have out. I love this band, and think they are one of the best bands to come along in the past 40 years.
    darkkturon February 03, 2013   Link

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