Oh I love the coal
I love the way you’re waiting
I love your kind patience

I told you this day would come
Did you think I’d leave you here
Forever

How long can dust wait
Ask the moon
But ask him soon


Lyrics submitted by TheDirge

Dust And Water song meanings
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    General Commentridiculously beautiful.
    floatingparadeon September 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentso, so, beautiful
    this song makes me think of rain in a desert, but that might be because the first time i heard it was with a slideshow of paintingss of desert (it's a video on youtube), and of course the desert accounts for the dust and the word water evoked rain. and there are parts where he's just gibbering (that sounds like an awful word to describe his beautiful singing, but there aren't lyrics and it's not quite scat singing, so i say gibberish) that sound like flowing water

    also, the way he pronounces the words makes him sound like a young child, which makes me think of incredibly innocent childlike devotion (there's definitely an explicit element of love/devotion)
    HiOnMusicon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlistening to this during a rainstorm... fits just perfectly (as long as the volume is high enough, of course)
    HiOnMusicon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, i seriously have a problem with this song. i can't stop listening to it. over and over and over, with the sound of rain, with sound-blocking headphones, with the rain again, i just can't stop
    HiOnMusicon September 16, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI love the feeling of eternity contained within the song. It does feel like a song about death to me though, in that we all become dust and water in the end.
    SnowIsGoneon March 04, 2013   Link

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