Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me

This is not new to me
As I sit in this boat
But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze
And there's naught through the haze
I've been waiting so long
But my hour has gone, away

Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me

This is not new to me
As I sit in this boat
But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze
And there's naught through the haze
I've been waiting so long
But my hour has gone, away

To fly back with, a branch in its beak, to rescue me.

Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me

This is not new to me
As I sit in this boat
But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze

Oh that [4x]
Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me

This is not new to me
As I sit in this boat
But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze
And there's naught through the haze
I've been waiting so long
But my hour has gone, away

He navigates, when I've lost my way
He reminds me, to lift my eyes

Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me


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  • +2
    General CommentWith "To fly back with, a branch in its beak, to rescue me." and the comment about being on a boat (I'M ON A BOAT!). Sounds like references to the story of Noah's Ark? Maybe a parody of that story to being in a dire or seemingly hopeless and stranded situation? Might be a stretch. :P
    nimbiceon September 16, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it sounds like she's saying


    And now through the haze
    I've been waiting so long
    That an hour has gone, away

    'An hour' can symbolize a long time, or a lifetime, and can mean a lot of different things.. maybe she's waiting for him to come back but she realizes he never will, or that she's given up.. or how you look back and realize how fast time goes. It can also symbolize how we wait for something to make us happy but while you are waiting your life passes you by. It reminds me of a quote, " One day you might wake up from your sleep and realize that you lost the moon while counting stars."
    mystic2102on August 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThese lyrics are meant to be a metaphor for depression.

    “Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me”

    The individual desires escape from their situation, but is unable to attain it.

    “This is not new to me
    As I sit in this boat”

    But the depression is ingrained in their being, as the “boat” refers to the vessel that is their mind and body.

    “But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze
    And there's nought through the haze”

    The depression permeates them so deeply that it is felt in the core of their being, and there’s no end in sight.

    “I've been waiting so long
    But my hour has gone, away”

    The individual has long awaited a reprieve from gloom that surrounds them, and they’re afraid their time is up – the onset of suicidal thought, perhaps.

    "Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me

    This is not new to me
    As I sit in this boat
    But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze
    And there's nought through the haze
    I've been waiting so long
    But my hour has gone, away"

    “To fly back with, a branch in its beak, to rescue me.”

    An implied distinction between spirit and physical being; they realize they are still salvageable on some level. They understand that the limitations of their physical being – emotional, chemical, psychological—are the cage that stifles their emotional recovery. If the physical, tangible body could just retrieve some branch (a sign of hope from the shore that is the salvation from their depression, as they drift upon an ocean of grief) and deliver it to their spirit, they could be free.

    "Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me

    This is not new to me
    As I sit in this boat
    But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze

    Oh that [4x]
    Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me

    This is not new to me
    As I sit in this boat
    But I'm so cold my bones, will freeze
    And there's nought through the haze
    I've been waiting so long
    But my hour has gone, away"

    “He navigates, when I've lost my way
    He reminds me, to lift my eyes”
    An appeal to some savior, likely God as portrayed through Christianity or Catholicism, for emotional relief. The individual sees this religion as one of the few glints of light, or “branches” of hope that they can use to uplift them from their sorrow.

    "Oh that I had, the wing of a dove, to rest on me"

    A excerpt from Psalm 55:6. The lyrics have a religious overtone, but the primary message is that of how unyielding a deep depression may be, and how impossible it may seem to overcome it.
    StagFortresson July 16, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis talks about love, and how fleeting it can be. One moment it's there, the next, it's gone.
    kalajoaoon January 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat dove is so hot right now
    vondoobyon December 17, 2015   Link

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