Paint a picture as we're walking down the street, a collage of paint, cement and steam.
Just like Deja Vu, still life in a dream.
There you stood just watching as the rain poured down on me.
We were once a canvas, so bright and full of color.
Now we've become Dorian Grey where the frame is bent and cracked.
I am too, in fact I've been that way since May.

Let the waves crash down.
They'll swallow all of us and wash away those memories we tried to save.
Was it enough to be brave?

How did we get so damn far by ignoring everything?
You we're the sand beneath my feet, eroded by the tide.
It's too hard to believe.

Let the waves crash down.
They'll swallow all of us and wash away those memories we tried to save.
Was it enough to be brave?

All I ever wanted was a cool, dry place to rest my bones.
Not to drift along with this current forever, not to have to sink alone.

All we ever wanted was a cool, dry place to rest my bones.
Not to drift along with this current forever, not to have to sink alone.

Let the waves crash down.
They'll swallow all of us and wash away those memories we tried to save.
Was it enough to be brave?


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    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about a tough break up. One that they never thought would happen but, sure enough, it did and now, they need to move on.
    I can relate to this song. I basically went through the same thing: ignoring problems, trying to make the impossible happen. In the end, I had to realize that the relationship wasn't meant to be and I moved on.

    This is my interpretation:

    Verse 1:
    Everything was picture perfect. They were both so happy but, over time, their relationship started to break down. They weren't as strong and everything was just falling apart and becoming miserable.

    Chorus:
    He's accepting the fact that this relationship can't continue on. The "waves" to me are every thing that they've both been holding back. It's time to stop trying to make things work, say what they feel, and move on from there. They tried to keep it together but, they need to just forgive and forget. "Was it enough to be brave?" I feel like he's asking whether it was worth the long struggle.

    Verse 2:
    He's confused as to how they lasted so long with every thing that was so obviously wrong. They just tried to ignore their problems because, they expected to last. "You were the sand beneath my feet, eroded by the tide." He felt grounded with her but, as the tide drags in the sand on the beach, she was becoming more distant and he knew he was losing her.

    Bridge:
    I love how, at first, he speaks of himself. Then, he speaks for the both of them. He realizes that it's not worth it. Neither of them are happy and they could have it so much better. They don't want to be pushed around by the "current", confused and upset. They want to be content, they want someone that will make them happy ("not to be alone").
    BONJOUREMILYon January 20, 2011   Link

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