You were carved out of the sea
Watermarked by your ancestry
In a tug of war between the tide and me
What felt like loss was a victory
Cause you were swept ashore like bottles holding prayers

You were carved out of the earth
Safe and sound in your second birth
Gravity has tied your ankle to the shore
As a lighthouse tamed the endless ocean war

Against the calming light our silhouettes are changing shape
The stories you've been told have made you brave

Such inheritance was formed within the sand
Like the shells you gather in the safety of your hands
Dive in with your eyes closed
For the life you were born to claim
And the water will be paralyzed
By the courage you contain
And the flutter of your earnest heart
It will fill the silent seas
And all will be restored in your memory


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    I think this song is a metaphor of birth and wha the child is given when it comes to the world
    You were carved out of the sea- you were already part of everything but you were chosen to live as a human.
    Watermarked by your ancestry- you have a family, a past. You have it all set.
    In a tug of war between the tide and me- he is talking about the physical birth of coming out of the womb.
    What felt like loss was a victory- after going through the experience of birth, he realized that being born isn't a loss, but a victory.
    Cause you were swept ashore like bottles holding prayers- you were really wanted by your family, you were prayed for.


    the rest of this song is aout growing up in the world and what you have, and the challenges you have to face but you must do so with bravery and courage and be earnest. You were given hardships but you have take them as they come.

    "For the life you were born to claim
    And the water will be paralyzed
    By the courage you contain'
    And the flutter of your earnest heart

    fleurturdon November 25, 2010   Link

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