if you fall asleep down by the water
baby i'll carry you, all the way home

if you fall asleep down by the water
baby i'll carry you, all the way home

everybody's gotta love some one
but i just wanna love you dear
everybody's gotta feel something
but i just want to be with you, my dear

i know it's hard
i know it's hard
i know it's hard to be in this position
if they stop loving you
i won't stop loving you
if they stop needing you
i'll still need you, my dear

if you fall asleep down by the water
baby i'll carry you, all the way home

if you fall asleep down by the water
baby i'll carry you, all the way home

you've gotta believe me
when i say
when i say the word forever
and whatever
comes your way
oh we'll still be together

i know it's hard
i know it's hard
but i understand you, just take my hand

if you fall asleep down by the water
baby i'll carry you, all the way home

if you fall asleep down by the water
baby i'll carry you, all the way home


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  • +4
    General CommentI think this song is not about a girl, but about a boy, I think its about gay love.
    drumssson November 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTelling someone your gonna be there for them no matter what, such a good song.
    HelloBeckyon July 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey're amazing! I love it. Pretty self explanatory song... just telling a girl that he'll always be there, even when other don't, and things get bad.
    disasterbuttonon January 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is deep. i like it. i like it a lot.
    Juic33yfruiton May 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the simplicity of this song. It has an old school r&b type feel that I like. I think the lyrics are pretty self-explanatory
    paisleywickeron September 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song. it's simple but so good, i wouldn't change anything.
    stacyymalibuon November 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's beautiful. Love these guys. =)
    SystematicChaosAliciaon November 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else really think that this song sounds like it should be the last song on the album. It just sounds like a perfect album closer.
    ikickedagirlon December 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think drumsss is right. Of course everyone's still free to interpret it another way, but here's what I think:

    If you fall asleep down by the water
    baby I'll carry you all the way home.

    Pretty self explanatory, he tells his lover that he'll be there for him no matter what happens.

    everybody's gotta love some one
    but i just wanna love you dear
    everybody's gotta feel something
    but i just want to be with you, my dear

    He knows he's gotta love girls, but he's only able to love and have feelings his (male) lover.

    i know it's hard
    i know it's hard
    i know it's hard to be in this position
    if they stop loving you
    i won't stop loving you
    if they stop needing you
    i'll still need you, my dear

    This refers to his lover coming out to his family. The singer know it's hard since he himself is gay and had/has to go through it. He tells his lover that it doesn't matter if his lovers fiends and family reject him (stop loving/needing him) because he'll still love and need him no matter what. By saying this he also makes clear that he really loves him and therefore it's worth fighting for their love

    you've gotta believe me
    when i say
    when i say the word forever
    and whatever
    comes your way
    oh we'll still be together

    The singer believes their love will exist forever. He also tells his lover that, no matter what/who'll try to separate them (for example their homophobic family/friends), they'll stick together cause their love is stronger than their hate.

    i know it's hard
    i know it's hard
    but i understand you, just take my hand

    He tells his lover again that he knows it's hard to be gay and have to handle with the rejection that comes with it, but he'll be there for him and make up the sadness others cause :)
    emptyhomeon July 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know it's hard
    i know it's hard
    i know it's hard to be in this position

    Yes, its hard to be a gay because most people will reject it.

    if they stop loving you
    i won't stop loving you
    if they stop needing you
    i'll still need you, my dear

    If your family, friends, siblings, everyone hate you, your gay partner still love you no matter how hard it is.

    Yep. Its a gay song.
    muhammad10on October 08, 2014   Link

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