I'm starting to feel this water wrapped around my chest

Hold your breath before this wave crashes over us
Hide all your valuables and keep your kids locked up
With a job like this
We get paid to collect bodies
We come and go so quick
We get paid to collect bodies

Have you had enough
Or is it something deep inside
That you're just not telling us
Building up walls and barricades
It's something like an illusion
So take a deep breath
And feel this ocean water filling up your lungs

Hold your breath before this wave crashes over us
Hide all your valuables and keep your kids locked up
With a job like this
We get paid to collect bodies
We come and go so quick
We get paid to collect bodies

Please don't forget to wrap these weights around your ankles baby
Fill your pockets with every empty apology they gave you
Because tonight because tonight
You'll be sitting all alone at the bottom
Who's gonna save you tonight

Hold your breath before this wave crashes over us
Hide all your valuables and keep your kids locked up
With a job like this
We get paid to collect bodies
We come and go so quick
We get paid to collect bodies

So just rip me away from that normal sense of security
And you'll be born again on a river bank
Now before you drown yourself
Were these scars never meant to heal?
Was this heart never meant to feel?
Well I hope this time
Breaks you down

I'm starting to feel this water wrapped around my chest

Hold your breath before this wave crashes over us
Hide all your valuables and keep your kids locked up
With a job like this
We get paid to collect bodies
We come and go so quick
We get paid to collect bodies

I'm starting to feel this water wrapped around my chest


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    General Commentomg why hasnt anyone commented this song
    this one of the best bands to come out of boston in the last couple years


    "Please don't forget to wrap these weights around your ankles baby
    Fill your pockets with every empty apology they gave you
    Because tonight because tonight
    You'll be sitting all alone at the bottom
    Who's gonna save you tonight"- greatest lines in the song

    great effing song!!!
    rescuemefromthesewaveson October 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Were these scares never meant to heal?"

    scares should be scars.
    nomisstakesxon April 09, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is that he's trying to get over a relationship that didn't work out. The pain is washing over him and he's "starting to feel this water wrapped around [his] chest". It sounds as if he doesn't want to let go simply because of the security he felt with her.

    "So just rip me away from that normal sense of security
    And you'll be born again on a river bank
    Now before you drown yourself
    Were these scares never meant to heal?
    Was this heart never meant to feel?
    Well I hope this time
    Breaks you down"

    I suppose it's equally possible that the lyrics are meant literally and he believes this person needs to let go.

    Whatever the meaning, this song is in my top ten favorites of all time.
    slinn90on October 20, 2010   Link

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