"The Flood" as written by Wayne Wilkins and Priscilla Renea Hamilton....
Turn the lights out, in the light house,
I saw you coming,
Felt the ship wreck
Saw the wreckage, I heard you yelling,
Just a mess when I saw your reflection in the sand,
Wondering where you were washed up,
Or I ran to the water, mmmmm,
I can put my hands down in it,
But I won't bring nothing up,
Sitting at the shore all day, waiting on the tide to come

But you can't hold on to water,
It fills you up but never stays,
It's only good to wash away,
Today and your loving me like water,
You're slipping through my fingers touch,
Natural disaster love, bringing on the flood,
The flood,
Love me like a flood, the flood,
Bring it on,

Stay the night out, by the beach house,
It's oh so quiet,
Lit a candle,
By the window, so you might find it,
Hope you know you'll always have a place to call your home,
Still I can't help but think I could have saved you from drowning,
Ohhh, oh,
I can put my hands down in it, yeah,
But I won't bring nothing up,

Sitting on the shore all day
Just waiting on the tide to come,

But you can't hold on to water,
It fills you up but never stays,
It's only good to wash away,
Today and your loving me like water,
You're slipping through my fingers touch,
Natural disaster love, bringing on the flood,
The flood,
Love me like a flood, the flood,
Bring it on,

I knew the waves were icy, when I felt them all retreating,
Went to take a dive in the deep end,
Oh, what was I thinking?

But you can't hold on to water,
It fills you up but never stays,
It's only good to wash away,
Today and your loving me like water,
You're slipping through my fingers touch,
Natural disaster love, bringing on the flood,
The flood,
Love me like a flood, the flood,
Bring it on,
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
Rising and falling in my dreams,
Rising and the falling of my tears that fill the ocean, (the ocean, the ocean)


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"The Flood" as written by Wayne Andrew Wilkins Priscilla Renea

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    General CommentBut you can't hold on to water,
    It fills you up but never stays,
    It's only good to wash away.

    The water here represents the relationship with the guy she is having. She can't hold on to something that wasn't there. She wants to be with the guy but he doesn't want a relationship. She is 'filled' up with the happiness she feels when she is with him but she knows eventually it will disapear and a couple of months down the line, she will end up getting hurt. She could of saved him 'from drowning' - gave him everything he wanted but he isn't ready for commitment so therefore she is surrounded by the flood, the flood of tears and also this reflects the disaster which she will face. It is a 'natural' disaster because people tend to fall for someone, who doesn't want the same thing as they do. I think possibly she went into this thinking she didn't want a relationship but realised that she actually does because she has fallen for the guy. The bridge reinforces this:

    I knew the waves were icy, when I felt them all retreating,
    Went to take a dive in the deep end,
    Oh, what was I thinking?

    She has carried the relationship on knwoing it will never be anything serious..even though she knew the waves where icy, she followed her heart and not her head. She has now realised that 'you cant hold onto water', she cannot stay any longer because she is hurting herself and knows she has to leave...she loves the guy and he will 'always have a place to call your home' in her heart but even if she doesnt want to she has to save her self from drowning and escape.

    It is a really sad song which captures something that unfortunatly everyone goes through in life. You meet someone and agree that you don't want a relationship but after time you realise that you do, but they still don't and you have no other choice than to save yourself from the ocean of heartbreak. Otherwise you will only hurt yourself.
    jayg1407on January 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is an amazing song, every time i hear it i cry!
    theaub253on August 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about her dead lover that drowned.

    Though considering she can't actually sing that well by herself, i'm not convinced i believe it coming from her. The song is nice though.
    Princesszeldaon February 10, 2011   Link

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