The clouds hold
A storm over this road.
You're dreaming
Or at least you've got your eyes closed.

And this dormant love you've built
Inside your stubborn ways
Well its begging now for air
Of the sudden breath of change

As these waves crash, against the highway cliffs
I'm so scared they'll flood me where I sit
When roads they change to waterways
They never carry home.

You pull back,
And you angle towards the window.
Now the rain is crashing down,
And oh my god you're beautiful.
And I'm so unsated, still I pray you'll hold back your escape
Yeah we still got time
And in my mind these bends could be steered straight.

As these waves crash against the highway cliffs,
I'm so scared they'll flood me where i sit...
Well the roads, they change to waterways
They never carry home.

Well I'm sorry for
The things I had to say
And I'm sorry I...
I pushed your hand away
From the radio...
I pushed your hand away
From the radio...
I should have just let it go


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    My InterpretationFirstly, what a beautiful track. The chorus comes out of nowhere and is such a pleasant surprise. Injects that much needed intensity to the song. There is also so much power and emotion in the line "Now the rain is crashing down, and oh my god you're beautiful."

    My interpretation:

    This song does great with the imagery. I feel that they're in a car and I feel like I'm watching over them and see and feel these little things that the song tries to portray.

    He's driving, a storm is near. She's fast asleep in the passenger seat. The second verse about the dormant love she's built and talking about her stubbornness to me indicates that she's capable of loving him dearly but she's held back because he's either held back or taken her for granted. Hence the stubborn ways. But then he says that it's begging now for air with the silent breath of change may indicate that he's willing to change and perhaps be more expressive and not take her for granted. And he really needs that love now and he can finally truly, for the first time, return it. So he can finally love her as much as she loves him.

    The fourth verse is this slow realisation that he's taken this girl for granted. He noticed her true beauty and while it is actually raining, it's also used as a metaphor here because his true realisation has just come crashing down just like the rain has. He's done wrong by her and she deserved better, she deserved more. The line "oh my god" further emphasises this realisation that he's just now come to. He wants to make amends, he says there's still time. He says we can steer through these tough times. They might be travelling in the car together after a fight. And she decides to sleep so she doesn't have to ride through awkwardness or anger and doesn't really want to communicate with him.

    The waves crashing might also be a metaphor for the sudden realisation. And for the first time, he fears losing her. And it makes him realise how much he's taken her for granted.

    Then the last verse is him coming to terms with it all. He apologises and the final touch is "And I'm sorry i pushed your hand away from the radio...
    I pushed your hand away from the radio...
    I should have just let it go..." - Which is an indication of the little things. The little things he thought might not have much impact but does when it accumulates in the grand scheme of things. And coming to terms with that means that his journey is complete and he's ready to love her the way she deserves to be loved.
    tkp1991on July 10, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the storm that is near is the end of the road for the couple. I think he's the driving force behind it going that way and the girl has completely emotionally shut herself down until she can leave. I think he realizes how bad that he messed up but its too late.
    cerabeeon August 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe clouds hold
    A storm over this road...
    You're dreaming...
    Or at least you've got your eyes closed

    And this dormant love you've built inside your stubborn ways,
    Well its begging now, for air...
    ...Of the silent breath of change...
    As these waves crash against the highway cliffs...
    I'm so scared they'll flood me where I sit...
    Well the roads, they change to waterways...
    They never carry home...

    You pull back (pull back) and you angle towards the window...
    Now the rain is crashing down,
    And oh my god, you're beautiful...
    And i'm so unsighted, still I pray you'll hold back your escape....
    Yeah we still got time
    And in my mind these bends could be steered straight...

    As these waves crash against the highway cliffs,
    I'm so scared they'll flood me where i sit...
    Well the roads, they change to waterways...
    They never carry home

    Well, I'm sorry for the things I had to say...
    And I'm sorry i pushed your hand away from the radio...
    I pushed your hand away from the radio...
    I should have just let it go...
    thesweetcatastropheon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a great song. just discovered these guys and i can say they are the best new band i have come across in a while
    brandnewchappyon April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. I love how I can feel bored with music and a band comes along and surprises me with greatness.

    I think this song is about suppressed feelings/love. You know, those relationships where one person is way more into it than the other. The best part of those ones is where the person who cares less lets the other one fall hard.
    Shaolin2419on August 12, 2010   Link

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