I met the first guy
Who said "I'll always remember this night, Jane"
When I brought cigarettes home on a whim
It was really him
And all of us other guys
Who've said it since then
Well we've been trying to mean it as sincerely as he did

There is a metal divide
Between myself and this lake in New Jersey
Silver seaweed hands reach up and grab
A woman walking dog pulled in
Never heard from again
Focus on shining tension
We're striders on the surface
Of striders on the surface

I found a dog's leash on the shores of the Pacific
It means nothing to me



Lyrics submitted by leahper


The Living North song meanings
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    General Comment:"A woman, walking dog, pulled in, never heard from again...

    ...I found a dog's leash on the shores of the Pacific, it means nothing to me"

    (That's what he posted on their site, although it's: "Your dog's leash on the shores of the Pacific, nothing to me!" in the actual song)

    I love how the first part of this, it makes you feel sad/sympathetic because you know the story, but then when he finds this dog's leash out of the blue, he doesn't care... it could be saying that we see all these remnants of really tragic stories all the time and don't know/connect them, or that when it doesn't directly affect us, we don't care anyway.
    leahperon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:This song is great, maybe my favorite of the cd. Love the loose, relaxed feel to the melody. Absolutely great how he delivers the first verse casually and then screams the second.

    Not really sure of the songs meaning. Probably just the writer playing with words, creating the imagery, no real specific meaning.
    welshman217on April 05, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:"I met the first guy
    Who said "I'll always remember this night, Jane"
    When I brought cigarettes home on a whim
    It was really him
    And all of us other guys
    Who've said it since then
    Well we've been trying to mean it as sincerely as he did"
    this makes it seem like it is about a girl named jane who he is inlove with but her past with other men, makes there love seem less important.
    but this idea does not really suit the rest of the song,
    the rest of the song seems to be about him on a bridge watching a women walk by with a dog, but then the woman goes missing and he later finds the leash, could be refernce to that women jumping off the bridge or dying another way i am not sure
    AKAnathanon December 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:always thought the last line was: "her on the dark, beach, on the shores of the pacific. Nothing TO ME!"
    TravisKazaron August 08, 2011   Link

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