"Brielle" as written by and Adam R. Young....
There's a handwritten note pressed in the door of her screened in porch
And I am sailing away recalling that day miles from shore
She was still wearing white and robins egg blue, Her grandmother's dress
When I left home early this year, how I wound up here is anyone's guess
When the new sites grow old and I start to feel cold I'll sail home again

Goodbye Brielle
Only whispers can tell
Of the sweet dreams that we knew so well
I'll see you around our dear ocean town
The frozen days we set ablaze
Sent me drifting away
Like a butterfly, I floated by and now I'm alone
I wish I knew when I'll be back again
So until then I wish you well
My dear Brielle

Strolling over the sand, cobblestone paths that wind through the trees
Breathing the sweet forest air makes a shy boy aware that he could be free
When the new sites grow old and I start to feel cold I'll sail home again

Goodbye Brielle
Only whispers can tell
Of the sweet dreams that we knew so well
I'll see you around our dear ocean town
The frozen days we set ablaze
Sent me drifting away
Like a butterfly, I floated by and now I'm alone
I wish I knew when I'll be back again
So until then I wish you well
So until then I wish you well
For the time being farewell
My dear Brielle


Lyrics submitted by whcodered, edited by 3pleF

"Brielle" as written by Adam R. Young

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    My InterpretationI believe this is a song about breaking up with someone, but still loving them and still viewing them as a friend. There seems to be a sense that the two characters live in a small coastal town, and perhaps the writer does not live there permanently, but often returns home for long periods of time.
    everestdesignon July 07, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI don't think that it is about a break-up... That's just not Adam's style. I think it is just about how it sounds... He goes away for long periods of time, and can't wait until he returns to see his girlfriend/friend. It is saying that he loves her very much, and can't wait to return to see her again. And through parts of the song he's remembering times that he has had with her, and that just leads him back to how much he misses her and want's to see her again. I'm not saying that is what it is about, that's just the picture that I get every time i hear this song. It's one of my favorite's by Adam Young =)
    4everowlcityon July 10, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAdam Young said of this song:
    "Brielle is a little town on the coast of New Jersey. I wrote the song after reading Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson in which he recounts the discovery of a World War II German U-boat sixty miles off the U.S. coast in 1991. The song describes a sailor who is about to leave on a long trip and wonders whether he will ever see the girl he loves again.”


    I think this song is really, really heartbreaking because (as the story was based on that book) - the book was found 60 miles off the US Coast. So, he never made it back to the town of Brielle. And he never made it back to her. Heartbreaking.
    melinafiolon February 15, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"There's a handwritten note pressed in the door of her screened in porch, recalling that day miles from shore" an invitation to a wedding that he does not want to go to, to a girl he liked, in his home town brielle. "She was still wearing white and robins egg blue, Her grandmother's dress" like the saying something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a white dress for the wedding, with something blue and something borrowed from her grandma. He was upset so he left, and no one really knew why "only whispers can tell" he'll come back home because he will get bored "so until til then, i wish you well" he wishes her luck about the new guy. this is just a guess, i really have no idea.
    erica9981on December 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! <3
    4everowlcityon July 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovelovelove<3
    Angel721Ninjaon July 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with 4everowlcity (: beautiful song ♥
    nsnandowlcity04on July 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst time I heard this song, I was really2 surprised, coz story in this song is just like my experience with my first girl,,

    by the way it's a really2 good song, like it :D
    AdamYoungAddicton August 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonder who's Brielle!!!?>.<
    SquareXIIIon November 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen he set out for his career he left behind his home in Alaska,his girl brielle etc. He plans to return as soon as he's done there n homesick to his loving Brielle. The filler are just how the two of them spent there days together.
    SquareXIIIon November 03, 2010   Link

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