All these years I waited
Cause I knew that you'd return
No stranger's hand has touched this temple
One candle slowly burned for you.
Were you waiting too?

For you...just for you.

I swear I heard you crying
On the cruel uncanny breeze
I saw you crawling down there
On your bleeding hands and knees

Now crawl right up to me
My captain

The good ship sails away forever
Leave us be.
The good ship sails away forever
The way it's meant to be.

These were the gentle words she said
I could not find her in my head
I searched for little clues
But all the lights were glowing red

And in the end I smiled politely
Snatched my coat and fled
From you
Just from you

But still I hear her crying
On the cruel uncanny breeze
I see her crawling down there
On her bleeding hands and knees.

Come to me! Come to me!
The good ship sails away forever
It was never meant to be.


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On Another Shore song meanings
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    My InterpretationThe beginning reminds me of the Odyssey, where Odysseus returns from years at sea to his wife who remained unwed. However, the song seems to take a turn and it sounds like the man was at sea to get away from his lover. He appears to be returning only to give her a goodbye, and then he sails off to another shore where his new life takes place.

    Just a thought.
    Anilandon July 25, 2010   Link

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