"Dory" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor and Edward Droste....
Oh, wildly cohering
In a watery deep
We'll drop her down to the bottom
We'll drop her like she's nothing
And the water is all

Oh, the water is still
In a wilder deep
We'll swim around like two dories
We'll swim around like two dories
Let loose in the bay

We'll miss the eddy,
Hold on, make steady, go

There is no plenty,
Even keel already, go

I can't be here all hours (oh such a riot)
I can't discern this trouble ( oh what a riot)
I can't be here all hours (oh such a riot)
I can't describe

I can't be here all hours (oh such a riot)
I can't describe this problem (oh what a riot)
I can't be here all hour (oh such a riot)
I can't describe this problem


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"Dory" as written by Edward Droste Christopher Bear

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    General Commentim 90 percent on this one.

    oh wildly cohering in a watery deep
    we’ll drop her down to the bottom
    we’ll drop her down like she’s nothing,
    and the water is all

    the water is still in a wilder deep
    we’ll swim around like two dories
    we’ll swim around like two dories
    let loose in the bay

    we’ll miss the heady
    hold on make steady, go
    there is no plenty
    even keel already gone

    I can’t be here all hour (such a riot)
    I can’t deserve this trouble
    I can’t be here all hour (such a riot)
    I can’t describe

    I can’t be here all hour (such a riot)
    I can’t describe this, no (oh what a riot)
    I can’t be here all hour (oh such a riot)
    I can’t describe this, no

    treesonthemoonon March 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay, so apparently what he sings inbetween (this is a direct source from Ed himself) is "such a riot, oh what a riot, such a riot". haha not "it's a dryer"
    kstemzon March 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn a Drowned In Sound article called "DiSection: Grizzly Bear Veckatimest track-by-track" which features members of the band, Edward Droste says:

    " At the moment my favourite track off the album, it was something dan and I came up with together back and forth upstate new york. <3 Dory. Feel like it might be "misunderstood".
    P.S. it's not about finding nemo! "
    lednergon January 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy first thoughts on this song: It reminds me of the Pixar film Finding Nemo. There's a fish called Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) and she's a total dunce. It made me think of two fools in love. This is likely wrong, but this is only my first impression.
    uselessopinionon March 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat does Ed sing after the lines "I'll keep it here all hour" and "I can decide its color"? I always sing "it's a dryer" even thought that's so ridiculous... but it makes me laugh :)
    kstemzon March 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, it feels like they are saying "I can't be here all hour"
    kstemzon March 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis seems to be a more detailed version of the lines "And it was mamma, that got
    drowned in out, in that deep blue sea" from Deep Blue Sea.

    Dory could be the mother's name, which is kind of a pun, as the definition of dory is " a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides"

    So 'We’ll swim around like two dories" could be almost a macabre pun about Dory drowning...translated to "we won't swim well".

    I don't know.
    AlfieParkon May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould anyone tell me what key this is in?
    Anjiruon June 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts kind of funny to me, my interpretation may be different from the majority, but I think its pretty dark. To me its a man infested with demons, schizophrenic possibly, and he and his significant other commit suicide. But he is commensurating with the voices in his head to convince her to die with him. Its a very pretty song, but has a dark meaning.
    yungmysticon November 27, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Commenta dory is the type of fish that dory is in finding nemo, but im sure he is referring to the type of fish, which is a saltwater fish being let loose into a bay, which i dont think saltwater fish can survive (at least tropical..) and an "eddy" is a current in water found in oceans.. but yeah, im pretty sure the song relates to being put into a situation that you dont want to be in etc etc, or at least something along the lines of that
    a13xftwon November 30, 2009   Link

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