William:
And here come the waves
And the wanting comes in waves
And the wanting comes in waves
And the wanting comes in waves
And I want this night


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The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise) song meanings
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    General CommentWell, if you're right about William having just killed the rake (at his fortress, remember), it stands to reason that Margaret and William would at that point be criminals in whatever land was across the river. I'd probably be in a hurry, too, if I'd just invaded some foreign territory and murdered someone there.
    larrynivenon March 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk, so I think the Rake's been killed and this is the bittersweet reunion of William and Margaret... The music at the end confused me for a while, but I think they realize they're still not safe and must hurry to the river.
    MollyJohnsonon March 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow could this be after he killed the rake? This is track 8, the rake isn't introduced til track 10. Why would they tell a story out of order? Exactly.

    I love this track, just the sound of it. The meaning's sort of eluding me here...I mean, I dunno...maybe he wants her? [Sarcasm]
    mister care-too-muchon April 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just think of this as William's "I've just crossed the river, I am currently running dramatically towards the castle and I'm seriously horny as hell" song.
    orypecion April 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfantastic song, when they played it live last night they seriously just stretched this song out to about five minutes, just repeating his mantra, i think its william wondering if he wants to risk everything and go some where new with margret, or stay where he's comfortable and keep living. the wanting comes in waves means his confusion and inner turmoil come and go in waves, and the literal words in the song forshadow the events at the river at the end where they both drowned
    Arnar622on May 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf they were on a boat, then the last song would not have William telling Margaret to help array the rocks to avoid drowning. Before calling others stupid take a look at the crap you spout yourself.
    innerhazardson January 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the music signifies as a way of Margaret telling William she was so injured by the Rake that it killed the baby that's why in the next song he asks if it was "a forest's son or a river's daughter". Also probably a reminder that William did let the Annan Water claim his life which sort of puts a damper on their reunion.
    CassiopeiaAndron December 06, 2014   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningWow. You people are stupid.

    This song is when William and Margaret are flowing across the river on Williams boat. The end of the song is when the boat begins sinking.
    Samurai2102on May 18, 2010   Link

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