"Beach" as written by and Silas Utke Graae Joergensen Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel....
I was on my way, I swear
But I took a wrong turn, there
For I zigged when I should have zagged
It's a somber turn out tonight

Chemistry class
Try to do our part
Something happened in the dark
We bought raincoats and pretty charms

And they did remember this time
To keep it inside
Now we keep the water still
On the broken window sill
For if not we have to move

It is green outside
Where it seems magical
And if nothing works
We'll do nothing
I hope we're on time

And we should'nt look at the sky
The perilous light
We were not allowed outside
And no one could tell us why

I got worried
With shaky hands
So we said the words that we kept
For worrying times

I was on my way, I swear
But I lost my way somewhere
And the trees were glistening

From the silver trickling water
When the rain returns

We had our suspicions
Thinking what my heart confirmed

It is sweet outside
Where it seems magical
And if nothing works
We'll do nothing

Save yourself tonight
Asleep in the dark
I hope we're on time


Lyrics submitted by LibbyMew, edited by Saraiva, LasseSand

"Beach" as written by Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen

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    My OpinionThis song is quickly becoming one of my favorites on the album. "For I zigged when I should have zagged" is priceless... 9/25 needs to get here quicker.

    One correction that I am relatively sure of:

    "We were gonna laugh outside" should be "We were not allowed outside".
    atmtnon July 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the way he says "magical"...actually I love the way he says everything! Oh and I think that the last part sounds like "save yourself tonight".
    YYYYon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to note the connection between this song and "Swimmer's Chant":
    "It’s a sombre turn-out tonight in chemistry class
    Tragedy in our park
    Something happened in the dark"

    and

    "In tragedy park
    Staging it there
    With seeds to spare"

    There isn't necessarily any meaningful connection here, but they did the same with previous albums [Louise Louisa/In Time Do You Forget? and with Half The World Is Watching Me/Behind The Drapes].
    jaffawomanon December 30, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPeople trying to keep some sort of angry army or spirit away... something alluring outside, even though it is dangerous... ancient human charms and words to keep it at bay... Sometimes nothing works, so you do nothing.
    KittenWireon November 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about his childhood and at least partly about school. :) I really like this song.
    JeremyKon January 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOh, and I read this and though it may be correct.

    I think, instead of "Tragedy in our park," it's "Try to do our part."
    JeremyKon January 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe day people truly understand the intended meaning of this song will be a truly great moment for humanity. just kidding, its about school. Actually, it kind of is, haha
    amateur1979on February 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe day people truly understand the intended meaning of this song will be a truly great moment for humanity. just kidding, its about school. Actually, it kind of is, haha
    amateur1979on February 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think that it is about somebody forgetting to come but using what he can to his advantage for excuses.in the video there is another guy with him and i think the other guy is helping him with excuses.in the line "I did remember to keep it inside" I think that it means that he usually leaves half valuable things outside and it gets ruined by say weather,robber,etc.
    xXWhiteShadowXxon March 14, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI do agree that the song is mainly about childhood memories, and I think the second verse talks about an eclipse. They talk about a "perilous light" and how they weren't allowed outside but no one could tell them why. Parents are sure to forbid their kids from going outside during an eclipse but a lot of them won't be able to really explain why, because a lot of people don't know what makes the sunlight dangerous during and eclipse.
    ricardoalron August 07, 2012   Link

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