Down in the waves I swam
Pictures and photographs hidden in your hands
and if you go
Then I'll go to
Down to the ocean
With you

This story is over now
You'll see that soon
and while the wood it burned
I stayed too long
Now the stars are out, the stars are out, the stars

Well I'm not afraid of the mess that you made
I've seen your heart
it's tattered and frayed
the skin on my bones and blood in my veins
I'll wait by the ocean
and home...

This story is over now
You'll see that soon
and while the wood it burned
I stayed too long
Now the stars are out, the stars are out, the stars


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    General CommentI think this song is referring to the end of a relationship that he does not want to leave. He wanted to stay and was willing to give himself to the other person ("if you go, then I'll go to"). He realizes the other person is too messed up ("now I see your heart, it's tattered and frayed"), and he can't stay, even though it's what he wants ("I'll wait by the ocean"... "This story is over now, I'll see that soon.") BUT, he also has hope for the future, or maybe the relationship? (the stars are out)
    drewbertmcgeeon December 02, 2011   Link

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