By the cold water nothing sleeps
We all keep presents
For you
For you
Call off all danger in the dark reef
It's all well hidden
From you
From you
We'll wave it away
We'll wave it away
We'll wave it away

At the bottom of this lake
There was only you and I
We could let the water win
At the bottom of a sigh

I know the way I know the way I know the way I know the way

I could hear your sinking heart
As you closed your eyes to speak
Of your mother's wedding dress
And the clothes you used to seek

I know the way I know the way I know the way I know the way

Submariners stopping by
To dissolve their paper gold
Soon they'll join our wave ballet
And their stories will grow old
Too obsessed to fall asleep
Yet we fail to stay awake
While we drift toward the drain
At the bottom of the lake

I know the way I know the way I know the way I know the way
(All I need to know I know I knew so very long ago
Believe me I don't wanna know how close or far just wanna go)

Yet heaven don't need you
You won't have to wear your disguise
Wherever it leads you
You know it won't show in your eyes


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    My Interpretationthis is a song about atheism and death

    the lake in the song represents life.. we all are "drifting towards the drain at the bottom of the lake" and we have no control over this fact

    this section is a commentary on our shallowness and material needs during our life and the realization that material things are truly meaningless:

    "I could hear your sinking heart
    As you closed your eyes to speak
    Of your mother's wedding dress
    And the clothes you used to seek"

    the next section is about the futility of great accomplishments.. great job, you're a submariner, soon you'll be lost in time like everyone else, and your stories will grow old

    "Submariners stopping by
    To dissolve their paper gold
    Soon they'll join our wave ballet
    And their stories will grow old"

    This section is about how obsessed we are with trivial things in life... material things, etc. So obsessed that we feel like these things give our life meaning. But alas, they do not. As we spend our lives working constantly and obsessed with material posessions, we are neither truly awake nor asleep as we drift towards death.

    "Too obsessed to fall asleep
    Yet we fail to stay awake
    While we drift toward the drain
    At the bottom of the lake"

    the final part is about theists who claim to be righteous who in fact know in their hearts the true reality, but will never admit it or show any signs of believing this way, "you know it won't show in your eyes."

    "Yet heaven don't need you
    You won't have to wear your disguise
    Wherever it leads you
    You know it won't show in your eyes"

    thanks
    djmek916on February 22, 2016   Link

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