Out where the stones lay like bones by the ocean
Out where the waves crash contempt on the land
Someone was trembling for fear of the tempest
Somebody silently reached for their hand
Said, understand that if you're cold I'll keep you warm
And besides, there's so much beauty in a storm
So come down with me to the shore
And what's more, I adore you
So tell me, what is there to fear
You think some seraph up above is trying to rob us of our love
Because the sky's not clear
My dear, you know there's not
Now listen to the rain upon the rooftop
But the wind picked up

Out where the stones stand up like thrones beside the ocean
Out where the waves make a grave of the sea
The lovers struggled in the middle of the tempest
And water angrily crawled up onto the beach
Said, hold my hand and stay with me
We'll be released
But the tide clung like an anchor to her feet
And though he tried to make the water line recede
It pulled her out into the sea
He could not break apart the waves to bring her safely back in
He watched her hand break through the surface once
Then disappear again
Forever wait inside the sea for me, my dear
I hear you
You speak in every curling wave
And sing in every violent breeze
Someday not far away from here
My dear, I swear I'll see you
And we will hear the seraphs cry
For they will still envy you and I
How they envied you and I
How they envied you and I
How they envied you and I


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  • +7
    General CommentDoes anyone else see the connection between this and Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee"?

    Poe describes the death of a lover, near the ocean, and the jealously of the "winged seraphs".

    I think it pays more homage rather than the same meaning.
    archerboyon May 02, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation"out where the bones lay like stones by the ocean" What are we but stones laying on the ocean? What are we more then just a leg on a chair? Beautiful metaphore...A girl who in ways he did not know saved him...saved him not really from anything "bad" because there IS so much "beauty in a storm"

    "he could not break apart the waves, saw her hand break through the surface"... This is beautiful to me, like a dear loss, that he's come to terms with ... " Forever wait inside the sea for me, my dear
    I hear you"... He'll always come back looking for her, always come back to be with her...always find a way back to her and always find a way to hear her...even if it's through the gust of the wind or the crashing of the ocean on the seashore....
    dharmabumon February 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree that this is a metaphor but I think she still dies. She helped him through difficult times and they fell in love.

    I have two ideas about the meaning to this though:

    I think she could have commited suicide. Either she went through something difficult and he didn't help her or she didn't tell him and she couldn't take it anymore. With all the references about the ocean, I would say she drowned.

    Or

    She died when they were most in love. Probably murdered. The storm could be when they found her but then:
    'He watched her hand break through the surface once
    Then disappear again'
    There was a moment where they thought she might live but she didn't.
    The whole way through the song he seems to love her and when she dies, he loves her even more.
    He says:
    'Someday not far away from here
    My dear, I swear I'll see you'
    He believes his love for her will bring them back together one day
    'And we will hear the seraphs cry
    For they will still envy you and I'
    He believes even the angels will be jelous of the amount of love they have for eachother.

    In my opinion, this song is beautiful, a great metaphoric story of love and death <3


    alltimelennyon April 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@hoedown94, yeah that's what the song says, but it's not the literal meaning. It's a metaphor. The guy is afraid of some bad event happening (probably just a generic fear of anything bad happening ever) and this girl comes along and helps him out. She makes him forget his fear and they fall in love. Whenever he has problems she helps him to get through them. But then the problem he's dealing with is their relationship. Eventually this problem becomes too much and she leaves him. Suddenly his fears have been realized and he doesn't have her to help him through it. The song ends with him stubbornly repeating that he'll get her back, but in reality he has as much chance of raising the dead.
    krikitarmyon September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentincredible song. so moving
    thismayscareyouon February 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo I think it's pretty obvious that the song is about how a guy is scared of a giant storm, but a girl comes along that tells him not to be afraid. They instantly fall for each other cause it calls them "lovers", but when they get to close to the shore the girl gets swept into the ocean. The guy can't save her and he watches as she drowns [Rather sad, really]. So the guy decides that he will one day join hr and be with her forever.
    hoedown94on August 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite la dispute song.

    But I am guessing if it is not literal, the song is about a man fearing his relationship is going to end, and his girlfriend assures him everything is fine, but then as he thought, it was not and his girlfriend leaves.

    Just an opinion.
    carmenitaaaon May 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome i love it!
    Gunshoteyeson October 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsolutely a Poe reference. they did a great job too
    cjbystarlighton November 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love the song until:
    "Forever wait inside the sea for my, my dear
    I hear you
    You speak in every curling wave
    And sing in every violent breeze
    Someday not far away from here"
    That just seems a little cliche to me. Maybe because I don't know how to love.
    sshaannonon March 05, 2011   Link

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