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Looks like these afternoons of reverie are through
What's left for me to say? What's left for me to do?
Float along and feel the water on my back
Try not to sink down to the bottom

Hollow my head it echoes like a wooden drum
Peel back my skin and make my ribs a xylophone
Feel the water rise and fall between my bones
And then just sink down to the bottom

It's a simple love affair
Dangerous and true
Her arms are all around
Reaching out for you

She's a siren in the night
With streaks of red and blue
And though you've disappeared
You'll know she'll get you through
She'll come to the rescue

It's a simple love affair
Dangerous and true
Her arms are all around
Reaching out for you

She's a siren in the night
With streaks of red and blue
And though you've disappeared
You'll know she'll get you through
She'll come to the rescue


Lyrics submitted by julienmueller, edited by Kwask

Hercules song meanings
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    General CommentThis is my new favorite Guster song! I think its about a love affair. Someone you can lean on but you know you shouldn't.
    supernukeon October 31, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe message I get from this song--especially the first two stanzas--is "Do what you want with me; I know I'm doomed". It seems like the singer has sacrificed his well-being for something/someone he loves, but in more of a selfish way than anything else, and he's realized too late that he made the wrong choice. That's how I see it, anyhow.

    @deweywins, I thought the same about Odysseus vs. Hercules. And I never noticed how much this album mentions water. That's a good point.
    maxy17on July 27, 2011   Link

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