"Buoy" as written by Rhiannon Bryan and Rhydian Davies....
All the things you like
Guided by their charms
Behind them safely store
Wrap your greedy arms around them all

Sail don't try to steer just sail
You can be hell of a force with the button to a broken man
Because

You know I'm impatient
I've been hounded down before
The diving bell keeps surfacing
It doesn't ring anymore

Did the little boy only get his orders from himself
Did the whole world revolve his middle class act
The girl next door hears voices in her head every night
The mother's tears that he's bringing home trash from the pile

You know I'm impatient
I've been hounded down before
The diving bell keeps surfacing
It doesn't ring anymore

Wife still believes life settles like a stream of dust through the beams you lose you underneath

Did the little boy on his pedestal
And the girl next once the voice is gone
And did the whole world and the mothers tears sink the sunshine on the back field
The grasping is hand is never full
And the perfect life is just damaged goods
And you should have talked and you should talk too
Because in twenty years you'll be a mute


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"Buoy" as written by Rhydian Davies Rhiannon Bryan

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    General CommentThe song is a lesson/warning on love, told from someone older and wiser, and clearly jaded in love.....to someone who is dealing with finding "perfection" in love, and possibly dealing with letting go of a BAD relationship. KEEPING YOUR IDENTITY AND BELIEFS AND NEVER BACKING DOWN...is the theme. It breaks down like this:

    "ALL THE THINGS YOU LIKE
    GUIDED BY THEIR CHAMS
    BEHIND THEM SAFELY STORE
    WRAP YOUR GREEDY HANDS AROUND THEM ALL"

    The person is saying... Better hang on tightly, to all the things about your identity and your interests. Keep your soul safe with that person and never let it go.

    "SAIL DONT STEER JUST SAIL
    YOU CAN BE A HELL OF A FORCE WITH THE BUTTON TO A BROKEN MAN
    BECAUSE"

    Here she starts to show her victimized side. Almost blaming herself for what she has gone through in her own relationship. She tells the person not to try to control things, just go with the flow. If you start to push your "dudes" buttons you'll push him away because he already is not perfect.

    "YOU KNOW IM IMPATIENT
    IVE BEEN HOUNDED DOWN BEFORE
    THE DIVING BELL KEEPS SURFACING
    IT DOESNT RING ANYMORE"

    The thing about a diving bell is that the occupants inside dont have any control of whether the bell is lowered or raised. They are inside and able to return after various deep sea diving. She has grown impatient that she has been under the control of someone else and not able to explore life at will. She's also been hounded for thinking she should even have that right. On top of that the person controlling the bell, has also either lost interest in "manning" the tether, or simply doesnt allow such self exploration anymore. The loss of ring, is simply a pun suggesting that it doesnt even matter she's voiceless trapped inside, there is no care from anywhere over it.

    "DID THE LITTLE BOY ONLY HIS GET HIS ORDERS FROM HIMSELF
    DID THE WHOLE WORLD REVOLVE AROUND HIS MIDDLE CLASS ACT
    THE GIRL NEXT DOOR HEARS VOICES IN HEAD EVERY NIGHT
    THE MOTHERS TEARS THAT HES BRINGING HOME TRASH FROM THE PILE"

    The girl getting the lesson, wonders if the "teachers" man in question, never get a lesson on how to behave in a relationship, and was he really this selfish. She calls the other woman, the girl next door. The voices in her head are from the cheating man, telling her he loves her etc etc.

    "WIFE STILL BELIEVES LIFE SETTLES LIKE A STREAM OF DUST THROUGH THE BEAMS YOU LOSE
    YOU UNDERNEATH"

    The chorus repeats the loss of self, while the other person sees she has just accepted her fate. She has let it fall around her, and though the "problem" may have settled pieces of it are still sometimes very visible. So visible, that she no longer knows or remembers what life or her identity was prior to the relationship.

    "DID THE LITTLE BOY ON HIS PEDESTAL
    AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR ONCE THE VOICE IS GONE
    AND DID THE WHOLE WORLD AND MOTHERS TEARS SINK THE SUN SHINE ON THE BACK FIELD
    THE GRASPING HAND IS NEVER FULL
    AND THE PERFECT LIFE IS JUST DAMAGED GOODS
    AND YOU SHOULD HAVE TALKED AND YOU SHOULD TALK TOO
    BECAUSE IN TWENTY YEARS YOULL BE A MUTE"

    The person getting the lesson finally wonders if this selfish man lost himself too, as well as the other woman once he was gone from her life. She wonders does everyone just let this happen? Are all women in committed relationships just supposed to accept this sort of happening and forget their dream of a happy life? She then realizes that no one is happy. Not even the guy cheating and searching. That the seemingly perfect life is effed up from every angle in the end. However, she tells the teacher that she should have said something...and is cut off by the teacher telling her... "YOU SHOULD SAY SOMETHING TOO, and stand up for yourself...because otherwise you'll be like me".

    It is called BOUY, because bouys are placed in one spot, never to move.... only swaying and bobbing, from the way the water decideds to move them. A BOUY IS ALSO A WARNING OF A SPOT TO AVOID, OR GUIDE YOURSELF AROUND... IN OPEN WATER.

    **I LOVE THIS JAM. SO SICK**
    MuseForHireon January 22, 2012   Link

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