Across the ocean
Under the sand that got in your wounds
Across the ocean
Under the land that you now consume

There sleeps a demon
It wakes at night by the light of the moon
And its watching while you sleep
While you sit and dream
Of all the people laughing
Picking up the shells
Too concerned with suntans
Nobody can tell

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells
On seashores from sailors and tales they'll never tell to their maidens and babies
Tales that they'll never tell

Across the ocean
Under the water that got in your lungs
There sleeps a demon
It knows exactly what you will become

And it's watching while you sleep
While you sit and dream
Of all the people laughing
Picking up the shells
Too concerned with suntans
Nobody can tell

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells
On Seashores from sailors tales they'll never
Tell to their maidens and babies
Tales that they'll never tell

While you're dreaming at the sea...

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells
On Seashores from sailors tales they'll never
Tell to their maidens and babies
Tales that they'll never tell

They end up empty, wanting, wandering
Hollow like their shells




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  • +1
    General CommentI went to a Company of Thieves show recently and Genevieve herself (the singer) said that this song was all about not letting your nightmares you have in your sleep run your life past the sleep.
    ukalltheway2013on March 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamnit lol I was trying to type lyrics out to this til I figured out you beat me to the punch.
    TheGuyRunsFaston March 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song but it should be, "On seashores FROM sailors AND TALES they'll never tell to their maidens and babies."
    ejames4on August 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song by them. This and "Tornado Song". If you guys haven't seen the live version with Daryl Hall you definitely should. Its very nice
    Phillycheeseon June 19, 2012   Link

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