"Tidal Wave" as written by and Chaskiel Gawenda....
I climbed aboard a tidal wave
bearing down upon the city from the ocean
They said it would come any day
like a monster of perpetual devotion
I was surfing it clear
I was crashing through the city streets
where we once went looking for love

I'd change my name if I had one to change
I'd change the world if I wasn't so plain
I see your eyes in my eyes suddenly

I was driving through the open plains
when I came upon a white horse grazing
There was nothing around but him and me
and the lights up in the night sky blazing
I was riding him clear
We went riding through some old street
where I once went looking for love

I'd change my name if I had one to change
I'd change the world if I wasn't so plain
I see your eyes in my eyes suddenly

I climbed aboard a tidal wave
bearing down upon the city from the ocean
They said it would come any day
like a monster of perpetual devotion
I was surfing it clear
Crashing through the city streets
where I once went looking for love


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    General CommentThis song has been on my repeat all day. I am just so mesmerized by the beauty of it.

    I see it as a deep dream, escapism, perhaps freedom? I am little confused, if anyone has any feedback or interpretations, please share.

    Thanks Triple J as always for this great tune.
    melliexoon September 21, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI've been hooked on this song as well since I first heard it in late January.

    My thought is that it's about renewal through destruction. Tidal waves, pale horses... but the singer is riding them rather than being killed. To the point, he rides these things through the streets where he once went looking for love; he's older now and not given to the same infatuations of youth, in which case the tidal wave might represent the destructive but necessary changes involved with growing up. The song sounds bittersweet rather than despairing, as if he's saying goodbye to some phase of his life while hopeful for whatever's coming next.
    Satinmiston March 15, 2013   Link

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