"Sea of Air" as written by John Baldwin Gourley and Brian Joseph Burton....
News came today, we found a sea of air
When we went back nothing was there
A tower so tall it nearly left the ground
Still, when we looked, nothing was found

There was nothing out there, no, nothing at all
Nothing but space, nothing but ground
All the things I want, and the things I need
And there's nothing but stars looking back at me

But I'll be brave, I'll be brave, I'll be brave
When the time, it comes around
I'll be brave, yeah, I'll be brave
Just let me go now, let me go now...

We got the whole world hanging there
In our little sea of air
We got the whole world hanging there
In our little sea of air
We got the whole world just hanging out
We've got no sea to doubt
We've got the whole world hanging there

When you talk to God about suicide
When you never hear back, I hope you're still alive
And the part of you that never cared
You can leave it here in the sea of air

But I'll be brave, I'll be brave, I'll be brave
When the time, it comes around
I'll be brave, yeah, I'll be brave
Just let me go now!

We got the whole world hanging there
In our little sea of air
We got the whole world hanging there
In our little sea of air
We got the whole world just hanging out
We've got no sea to doubt
We got the whole world hanging there

We got the whole world hanging there
(the whole world hanging there)
In our little sea of air


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    General CommentThis album, and this song for sure, continues johns atheist message...love it...
    mbaliyaon July 03, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation"We've got the whole world just hanging out, we've got no seed of doubt."

    When the speaker and his people heard about the sea of air and went looking for some sort of landmark (a tower so tall....), "nothing" was there. And that's okay--in fact, that's great. A lot of the structures that others insist are important (religion in particular, but really any attempt to impose too much order on the world) simply aren't important. In fact, they're a distraction from just enjoying life. Go argue with God about the bad things if you must, trying to make sense of it all.....or just embrace the "part of you that never cared" about all of that, and just hang out enjoying it with us, in our little sea of air.

    Even without making sense of it all, when the speaker faces the void, he will be brave -- because this is a place where you're "just hanging out," appreciating the beauty of the supposedly empty chaos of life. There's no activity; the whole world isn't stressfully twisting around you -- it's just "hanging there," without a strong need to have structure imposed. Just relax and appreciate it.
    humblegod538on June 17, 2014   Link

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