"Two Towns From Me" as written by and Aaron Nebeker....
Remember the world
Living in the half
That you cannot see
Been walking a line
The thinning tide
And stepping in too deep
Watching water thread my sleeves
What’d I pull from underneath?

We'll tie it down
Wait it out
And hope our memories hold
A lead-white nail
Driven down
A hundred years ago
Feeling wheels on my old road
Feeling bought for what I sold
I had a dream you were two towns from me
Got to sleep, spent the whole night running

Diving gulls
Wet their breath
And live in between
Hollow bones
Knowing both
What they want and what they need
How I want that mystery
Let me dive 'til I believe

I had a dream we were nothing more than
Caught up in our own lives, honey

Lyrics submitted by drewpitts, edited by magnum8

"Two Towns from Me" as written by Aaron Nebeker

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    General Comment<3
    comedancingon May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this is pretty simple.
    The person is away from the person they love and are remembering and missing them,
    and dreaming of ways to get back to that person which would be" I had a dream you were two towns from me
    Got to sleep, spent the whole night running".

    Atleast thats what I think.
    dancesarahdanceon November 30, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I had a dream you were two towns from me
    Got to sleep, spent the whole night running"

    Do you think he is running away from her or to her?

    <3 blind pilot
    tmaloneyon January 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlove it
    BornIndieon October 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA beautiful song. All the songs on their first album were/are great. He's running toward her. And his vocals in this track are perfect. It's such a romantic tune.
    MissCharlotteSometimeson September 18, 2011   Link
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    General Comment8 comments? Apparently not enough people have heard such a great album...not one bad track on it. The vocals are so incredibly special (like Keane's, but more humble). A song about dreaming...and good dreams obviously.
    freetobemeon March 24, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think "the world living in the half you cannot see" could refer both to the ocean (as opposed to the land) and the world of sleep/dreams (as opposed to waking life). Lovely little metaphor, gives context to all the ocean imagery.
    joehigleyon April 20, 2016   Link

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