We came here on his back
and we caught your eye.
The salty ocean wind
made the seagulls cry.
The rocking of his house
had me holding on
but I knew that I was safe
from there on out.

The waves that hit his face
marked the past
and the furrows on his skin,
oh how time goes fast.
And we are far from home but we're so happy.
Far from home, all alone but we're so happy.

La, la la la, la la la, la la la (x2)

After every sunny day
came a stormy night,
that's when Finner would say:
keep your heads held high.
And we're far from home but we're so happy.
Far from home, all alone, but we're so happy.

La, la la la, la la la, la la la (x2)

And we're far from home but we're so happy.
Far from home, all alone, but we're so happy.

Hey! Hey! (x12)



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    General Comment:Obviously, most songs have a deeper meaning than simply what story is being told. But from what I can gather, it's about riding on a whale's back. The song refers to "Finner" which is another name for Rorqual, referring to any of the several whales in Balaenoptera. That's a genus of different whale species.

    I'm not sure where they went or are going on this whale, but it seems like they wanted it to be known that they're far from home and so happy. Like an adventure. I'm not sure.
    megbird1691on June 12, 2012   Link
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    Song Meaning:A grandfather takes his two grandchildren away from their town, to live far away, by the sea. Something such as war was happening in their town. They were babies, so he carried them on his back. They left with barely any money, so they lived in a rickety house that rocked in the wind, but the girl knew that she was safe away from the war.

    Apparently the grandfather fishes to earn pay, when the lyrics say "the waves that hit his face". He's getting older and more crippled each day.

    And after each day of being carefree children, their grandfather would return and the children would begin to notice how old he was getting, worrying them - the "stormy nights". But their grandfather - Finner - tells them not to worry.
    zhanat1151on December 26, 2013   Link

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