"To the Lighthouse" as written by and Denise Nouvion Evan Abeele....
It silently seeming
These eggshell ribs
Weaving into your hands
Can't sustain this breathing
It weighs on my chest
His lungs are filled with water from the tide
From the tide
And I watch them go by

Can't define a purpose
Our hands set adrift
Islands, cobwebs forming
Coalesce through the vapor
Some strange trembling gas
In sleep, I dream of houses in the sky
In the sky
And I watch them go by

Sometimes I'm pulled away
From my own misery
Your hands cover me
Eyes drift slowly

Sleep the summer chill
And sheets of linen
Hush the scattered sound
Of time dispersing

Sometimes I'm pulled away
From my own misery
Your hands cover me
Eyes drift slowly

Sleep the summer chill
And sheets of linen
Hush the scattered sound
Of time dispersing


Lyrics submitted by colenativity, edited by aidanjtpck

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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionSuddenly seeming
    These eggshell ribs
    Caving into your hands
    Can't sustain this breathing
    It weighs on my chest
    These lungs are filled with water from the tide
    From the tide
    And I
    Watch them go by

    Can't define a purpose
    All hands set adrift
    In eyelids, cobwebs forming
    Coalesce through the vapor
    Some strange trembling gas
    In sleep I dream of houses in the sky
    In the sky
    And I
    Watch them go by

    Sometimes I'm pulled away
    From my own misery
    Your hands cover me
    Eyes drift slowly
    Sleep the summer chill
    In sheets of linen
    Hush the static sound
    Of time dispersing

    Sometimes I'm pulled away
    From my own misery
    Your hands cover me
    Eyes drift slowly
    Sleep the summer chill
    In sheets of linen
    Hush the static sound
    Of time dispersing
    Fedallahon May 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment(?) = these eggshell ribs

    beautiful song
    JackSmirkingRevengeon July 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationto me this song is about someone that meets you at a hard time in life and you're feeling lost and almost numb like you can't do anything about it and gives you the best kind of comfort and relief-

    "sometimes i'm pulled away from my own misery, your hands cover me, eyes drift slowly"
    cce-matin-laon March 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the ending
    hamfohon April 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Sleep the summer chill
    And sheets of linen"

    should be "...IN sheets of linen"

    i love this song so much. It reminds me of being underwater
    transitionon May 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso sounds like "static sound" instead of scattered.
    hamfohon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionFirst line should be "Suddenly seeming", Memoryhouse themselves made a reference to this on their blog.
    Chuckpalaon September 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"hush the static sound"
    modelomofoon December 25, 2010   Link

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