"Dead Sea" as written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremy Fraites....
I stood alone, upon the platform in vain
Puerto Ricans they were playing me salsa in the rain
With open doors and manual locks
In fast food parking lots

I headed West, I was a man on the move
New York had lied to me, I needed the truth
Oh, I need somebody, I needed someone I could trust
I don't gamble, but if I did I would bet on us

Like the Dead Sea
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
You'll never sink when you are with me
Oh Lord, like the Dead Sea

Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea
The finest words you ever said to me
Honey can't you see,
I was born to be, be your Dead Sea

You told me you were good at running away
Domestic life, it never suited you like a suitcase
You left with just the clothes on your back
You took the rest when you took the map

Yes, there are times we live for somebody else
Your father died and you decided to live
It for yourself you felt, you just felt it was time
And I'm glad, 'cause you with cats, that's just not right

Like the Dead Sea
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
You'll never sink when you are with me
Oh Lord, I'm your Dead Sea

Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea
The finest words you ever said to me
Honey can't you see
I was born to be, be your Dead Sea

I've been down, I've been defeated
You're the message I was heeding
Would you stay,
Would you stay the night?

Dead Sea,
Told me I was like the Dead Sea
Never sink when you are with me
Oh Lord, I'm your Dead Sea

Whoa, I'm like the Dead Sea
The nicest words you ever said to me
Honey can't you see
I was born to be your Dead Sea


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"Dead Sea" as written by Wesley Schultz Jeremy Fraites

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  • +10
    Song MeaningWes (lead vocals) said he wrote this song about what Jer's (drums, vocals) girlfriend said to him once, how he's her "Dead Sea" because she'd never sink when she's with him.

    I think the meaning of that is, the Dead Sea is so salty you'd actually float in the water instead of sink. Which is an oddly sweet, and creative way to tell someone they're special to you and that you consider them an exception.
    megbird1691on July 06, 2012   Link
  • +7
    General CommentThe word "dead" and the sad tone of the music makes this song sound gloomy. But in reality, this song is uplifting. The high salt content of the dead sea makes it so that people float more easily. The artist is saying that he is so happy because he was made to keep her afloat. He's been down but she brings him right up and he does the same thing for her. It's a beautiful and quirky way to tell someone that you will be there for them.
    izzybel12on October 10, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOne of the best, freshest songs I have heard in a while, totally made me hooked on them.
    BenRunkleon July 05, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe basic meaning of this song is pretty simple and obvious-- there's a girl who is grateful for a guy she is able to depend on. This sounds like an uplifting starting point for the song, but there's a little more to it that is hinted at.
    I interpret it as the girl is grateful for the guy, but sees it as no more than that, whereas the guy has some feelings for her but just doesn't tell her because he knows she doesn't want a real relationship. The girl doesn't like "domestic life," so she doesn't really want a relationship.
    The "nicest thing" she has ever said to him is how he's like a "dead sea," not the most romantic metaphor ever. He is there for her and she appreciates it, but he wishes she saw him as more than that. He has held on to the compliment... this happens to me some times. If I like someone and they say the slightest nice thing to me, I'll over analyze their words and hold on to them.
    He has asked her to stay the night, but she just can't see him like that. It's sort of defeat, but he is at least happy that he is able to be helpful to her and be in her life. It's bittersweet. I could go on and on, but overall this is a refreshing and nice song. It's a realistic situation that we can all find ourselves in at one point or another, and its tone just gives the feeling that life goes on.
    razzberrryon September 30, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. Just as people can float easily on the dead sea, this boy is a "dead sea" to this girl, something that kept her spirits up and didn't let her sink. and she tells him so. Their relationship might not last because she isn't suited to domestic life and sticking around, but for a while he's helped to keep her afloat. Now he's trying to help her see that he can be her "dead sea" forever. I think everyone needs a "dead sea" in their life.
    RosesAndRuffleson July 29, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can't decide if this song is uplifting or horribly depressing. The lyrics would suggest that it is happy. Being someone's Dead Sea means you are special and can lift others up. However, the way it is sung with such an aching tone leads me to believe there is a pain underneath it all. Maybe the singer was hurting himself by trying to lift others all the time. I don't know what the true meaning is. Just my two cents
    Blueskies29on December 22, 2014   Link

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