She was naked
She was waiting by the seaside
She was crying
She was feeling up the ocean for me
Because she knows I can't swim

I was sobbing and a-wailing on the hour
C'mon darling
C'mon c'mon c'mon
You know I know I can't swim

I need air
Just some oxygen, I think it's only fair
A reprieve, oh pardon, please
I read my sentence and it seems a tad extreme

She's complaining all night
With a warm, salty sneeze
The coastline stretches for days
Now it's all I see

I play the fool,I play dumb
I kept the flow of denials
Can't believe I let my excuses up to no fire
Each one a dead albatross and a one-way ticket to Devil's Isle

It's five fourteen in the morning
It's bad, bad, bad as you go
I played with the sun to called on the dawn:
Where you hiding?
Where you hiding?

She was coated and devoted to the shoreline
She was young, beautiful and the skin was on fire
And she knows I can't swim

I never learned
So I'm not sure what songs misology will lure
A wayward glance will make me land
I've been convicted and most certainly condemned

Drift each nautical mile
Under a blistering heat
Is this heaven or hell?
Or in between?

I play the fool,I play dumb
I kept the flow of denials
Can't believe I let my excuses up to no fire
Each one a dead albatross and a one-way ticket to Devil's Isle

It's five fourteen in the morning
It's bad, bad, bad as you go
I played with the sun to called on the dawn:
Where you hiding?
Where you hiding?

Don't take my heart
Cuz it's a ?? to the storm
and without it I would float
on my days and nights
I'd rather sink to the floor than continue with this pyre

So don't take my heart
Cuz it's a ?? to the storm
and without it I would float
on my days and nights


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    Lyric CorrectionWow. Not so good interpretation here.

    She was naked
    She was waiting by the seaside
    She was crying
    She was filling up the ocean for me
    Because she knows I can't swim

    All the wailing and the sobbing on the hour
    C'mon darling
    C'mon c'mon c'mon
    You know you know I can't swim

    I need air
    Just some oxygen, I think it's only fair
    A reprieve, a pardon, please
    I've read my sentence and it seems a tad extreme

    The tears kept raining all night
    With a warm, salty sting
    The coastline stretches for days
    Now it's all I see

    I play the fool, I play dumb
    I kept the flow of denials
    Can't believe I let my excuses up to no fire
    Each one a dead albatross and a one-way ticket to Devil's Isle

    It's five fourteen in the morning
    It's bad, bad, bad as you go
    I plead with the sun to called on the dawn:
    Where you hiding?
    Where you hiding?

    She was golden and devoted to the shoreline
    She was young, beautiful and her skin was on fire
    And she knows I can't swim

    I never learned
    So I'm not sure what songs the sirens use to lure
    A wayward lad whose legs need land
    I've been convicted and most certainly condemned

    To drift each nautical mile
    Under a blistering heat
    Is this heaven or hell?
    Or in between?

    I play the fool,I play dumb
    I kept the flow of denials
    Can't believe I let my excuses up to no fire
    Each one a dead albatross and a one-way ticket to Devil's Isle

    It's five fourteen in the morning
    It's bad, bad, bad as you go
    I played with the sun to called on the dawn:
    Where you hiding?
    Where you hiding?

    Don't take my heart
    Cuz it's a worthless little stone
    and without it I would float
    all my days and nights
    I'd rather sink to the floor than continue with this pyre

    So don't take my heart
    Cuz it's a worthless little stone
    and without it I would float
    all my days and nights

    Don't know about the "line of excuses" line. I hear "Can't believe I line my excuses up single file", but that doesn't seem right.
    and:yeson July 29, 2010   Link

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