"Deathbeds" as written by and Lee David Malia Jordan Keith Attwood Fish....
Eyes like a car crash,
I know I shouldn't look but I can't turn away.
Body like a whiplash,
Salt my wounds but I can't heal the way I feel about you.

I watch you like a hawk.
I watch you like I'm gonna tear you limb from limb.
Will the hunger ever stop?
Can we simply starve this sin?

That little kiss you stole, it held my heart and soul.
And like a deer in the headlights I meet my fate.
Don't try to fight the storm, you'll tumble overboard.
Tides will bring me back to you.

And on my deathbed, all I'll see is you.
The life may leave my lungs,
But my heart will stay with you...

That little kiss you stole, it held my heart and soul.
And like a ghost in the silence I disappear.
Don't try to fight the storm, you'll tumble overboard.
Tides will bring me back to you.

The waves will pull us under,
Tides will bring me back to you.
The waves will pull us under,
Tides will bring me back to you.
The waves will pull us under,
Tides will bring me back to you.
Tides will bring me back to you.

That little kiss you stole, it held my heart and soul.
And like a ghost in the silence I disappear.
Don't try to fight the storm, you'll tumble overboard.
Tides will bring me back to you.

That little kiss you stole, it held my heart and soul.
And like a deer in the headlights I meet my fate.
Don't try to fight the storm, you'll tumble overboard.
Tides will bring me back to you...


Lyrics submitted by Sleepwalker88, edited by AdamArtz

Deathbeds (feat. Hannah Snowdon) song meanings
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  • +3
    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about being in love with someone that you don't necessarily want to be in love with. 'I watch you like I'm gonna tear you limb from limb' sounds like he isn't particularly happy while seeing her. 'Don't try to fight the storm. You'll tumble overboard. Tides will bring me back to you' seems like even when he tries to get away he can't. Most of the lyrics evoke a feeling of not being able to control his feelings but they're a bit morbid and sung as if he's weak and resentful.
    Masato0hon September 04, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis is about Hannah Sykes, Oli's wife (girlfriend at the time this song was made).

    There's a girl singing in the background, and that's Hannah. I really think it's a beautiful song about their devotion. They obviously do not hate each other -- they've been together for years and married in the summer of 2015 -- but the morbid words is just their style.

    "On my deathbed/all I'll see is you" Know the wedding vow, 'until death do us part?' it's like that -- they will be by each other's side, physically or mentally, upon their deaths.

    "Don't try to fight the storm/you'll tumble overboard/tides will bring me back to you" Hannah and Oli will always, every time, end up back with each other. No matter the distance, no matter the fights they endure, they are soulmates and meant to be together. Fate, the universe, whatever, will reunite them.

    Their words, not mine. Fun fact: Oli and Hannah have "soulmates" tattooed on the inside of their fingers. When their hands are intertwined and facing up, it spells out the word "soulmates"
    iredpoeton December 16, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationpersonally I believe this song is about a guy that falls in love with a girl (its kinda obvious)

    "Eyes like a car crash
    I know I shouldn't look but I can't turn away.
    Body like a whiplash,
    Salt my wounds but I can't heal the way
    I feel about you."

    eyes like a car crash meaning like he just cant seem to stop looking. when you see a car crash you cant stop looking you're just so curious about it. hence I know I shouldn't look but I cant turn away. body like a whiplash alt my wounds but I cant heal the way I feel about you meaning that shes so beautiful that it hurts but he cant help himself from falling for her


    "I watch you like a hawk
    I watch you like I'm gonna tear you limb from limb
    Will the hunger ever stop?
    Can we simply starve this sin?"

    I watch you like a hawk: he "stalks" her
    I watch you like im gonna tear you limb from limb: meaning hes like so focused on her
    will the hunger ever stop: will he ever be able to stop feeling this strong about this person and get over her

    I believe the rest of the song is about how she found out ad led him on and when he was on his deathbed she possibly felt guilty. However this par can be taken many ways this is just what I think:)
    Kittyspasm888on August 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI interpret this as a song not about love, but about lust. It's all there in the lyrics/the way Oli sings. Think about it; 'I watch you like a hawk, I watch you like I'm gonna tear you limb from limb. Will the hunger ever stop?' - he watches this girl from afar, and he watches her with greed and obsession. 'Don't try fight the storm, you'll tumble overboard, tides will bring me back to you' - this is him expressing the feelings he has for her, he can't fight them because if he does they'll just return anyway. 'And on my deathbed, all I see is you. The life may leave my lungs, but my heart will stay with you' - he will want her until the day he dies, and even after that. There are many more lyrics that suggest that this is a song about lust, I have just picked out the most important sort of ones.
    horizoneron March 26, 2016   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningA song I personally think is talking about sedimental feelings towards another person. I know whenever I hear this song I think of that one special person.
    ChrisSageon October 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it's kind of about a love/hate relationship.

    You love that person, yet can't stand them at the same time.

    "Don't try to fight the storm,
    you'll tumble overboard,
    tides will bring me back to you."

    It's quite obvious that the person who fell in love tried to fight his growing feelings towards the girl/boy (depends who's singing) but love isn't something you can switch on/off so his actions proved to be futile, and in the end he just gives in.
    KayleenEvanson August 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAlthough I think it's really about Oli's addiction, I also have a different interpretation of the song (due to personal experience):

    This song mainly talks about love, love which seems it has ended up. Though, it doesn't matter if the relationship is broken, "Tides will bring me back to you". That sentence would sound to me, something like, "It doesn't matter if we split up, one day we'll meet again and we'll together again" (like if someone in the relationship died also).
    Furthermore the sentence "Don't try to fight the storm, you'll tumble overboard" means that fighting is worthless because the relationship will end up anyway (but there will be a comeback...).
    I love this song, it is really really emotional, so sad, sullen, deep and dark also!
    TheFugaza!on July 29, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obviously about drug addiction, think about it.......eyes like a car crash, body like a whiplash........it's how you feel after a party, tides will bring me back to you....problems will make you take drugs again.
    hunkbitson December 14, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThis song is about Oli's fight with his addiction to Ketamine.

    "Don't try to fight the storm
    You'll tumble overboard
    Tides will bring me back to you"

    Symbolises his struggle with the 'storm' and how he's urging his family/friends not to fight it as he'll eventually come back the way he was.

    (You can see him talking about it here: youtube.com/…)
    adamcccon August 06, 2014   Link
  • -4
    My InterpretationMy interpretation is that the song is about Ollie's crippling meth addiction.
    thenameschrison September 05, 2013   Link

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