"We Sink" as written by Iain Andrew Cook, Martin Clifford Doherty and Lauren Eve Mayberry....
We are
I've come apart and you made me
Float like
A pretty box of your evil
So tired
So easy I

Bleed out
What the fuck were you thinking
We are
Gonna fall if you lead us
Nowhere
No wasted time

I'll be a thorn in your side
Till you die
I'll be a thorn in your side
For always
If we sink
We lift our love

I'll be a thorn in your side
Till you die
I'll be a thorn in your side
For always
If we sink
We lift our love

We are
Let me stop for a second
Held heart
Only beats in the evening
Low tide
Watching for flight

I tell you
To cut it out if you make me
You know why
The slowest spark is a breather
How high
How will you decide

I'll be a thorn in your side
Till you die
I'll be a thorn in your side
For always
If we sink
We lift our love

I'll be a thorn in your side
Till you die
I'll be a thorn in your side
For always
If we sink
We lift our love

So low
You keep stalling
Can you not see why?

Say, say, say

Love was

Say, say, say

That you see cry

A simple call seems right
And I know why

I'll be a thorn in your side
Till you die
I'll be a thorn in your side
For always
If we sink
We lift our love

I'll be a thorn in your side
Till you die
I'll be a thorn in your side
For always
If we sink
We lift our love


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"We Sink" as written by Lauren Eve Mayberry Iain Andrew Cook

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    Song MeaningThis songs seem to be about a relationship that is very meaningful. But the guy seems to be treating her not too well, for some reason. And maybe he is thinking about leaving. She is mad at him for many reasons, for his weakness. The chores (I'll be a thorn in your side...) just seems to be saying that if he leaves she will never forgive him and that she will just be something painful to him or make sure that she is something painful to him... She seems to be talking out of anger. And my favorite part is ''We sink, we lift our love''. It is a nice contrast with the rest of the chorus that sounds spiteful. Just saying that even if everything goes wrong and they are lost and sinking they will lift their love, so that it doesn't sink with them. As if they can actually go throuhg anything, they just have to hold on.
    blueskyarchiveon November 18, 2013   Link
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    General Commentlistened to this song about a million times, never really thought deeply about the lyrics, perhaps I'm slow on the uptake with this one.

    But it hit me recently- 'if we sink// we lift our love"- to me means means that there love exists only when they fall away from each other. I like the visual affect of 'sink' vs 'lift' and I've interpret litrally in my head, the people are broken/sunken but the love is only ever more exhaulted. Sometimes the best thing you can do for each other is to leave each other behind, allow each other to self-distruct and fall into our bad habits, do your worst. I relate it to that age old concept of love as being this mystical outside force that exists outside of the people it brings together. Obviously not all love works out in reality, it has the power to lift you with it or leave you behind. either way, the love doesn't stop existing.

    On a deeper level, it makes me think of the ancients who made the distinguishment between 'earthly love' and the highest most exhaulted form of love. They believed that there was a higher experience of love that humans, by virtue of existing in the sinful/flawed earthily world, were not predisposed to. They believed in varying degrees of love and that through the highest forms of love humans could transcend their flawed earthly state, tap into something other wordly. However, the highest, purest form of love was truly believed to be something of the Gods and only accessed after death.

    Either way, I interpret the song in a positive way, no love is wasted, yes sometimes it doesn't work out in reality but it's an experience and depth of emotion you reach and it continues somewhere itself. It's like the cliche every failure is a lesson.
    ciaocaton November 13, 2014   Link
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    My Opinionsounds like a long fling/love with someone. To be a thorn in the side to someone, is someone that you struggle with time and time again. Life is so wonderful and crazy when in love, but there are no rules when it come to matters of the heart/love. If we sink, it will still be ok. It doesn't sound like they want to give up just yet though.
    Emquireon November 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe that its about commitment.
    "I'll be a thorn in your side
    Till you die"
    The narrator is saying that they'll stick with their lover forever.
    Really beautiful song, made even better with Lauren and Martins boy-girl vocals
    Jestoon425on November 10, 2013   Link
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    General Commentlistened to this song about a million times, never really thought deeply about the lyrics, perhaps I'm slow on the uptake with this one.

    But it hit me recently- 'if we sink// we lift our love"- to me means means that there love exists only when they fall away from each other. I like the visual affect of 'sink' vs 'lift' and I've interpret litrally in my head, the people are broken/sunken but the love is only ever more exhaulted. Sometimes the best thing you can do for each other is to leave each other behind, allow each other to self-distruct and fall into our bad habits, do your worst. I relate it to that age old concept of love as being this mystical outside force that exists outside of the people it brings together. Obviously not all love works out in reality, it has the power to lift you with it or leave you behind. either way, the love doesn't stop existing.

    On a deeper level, it makes me think of the ancients who made the distinguishment between 'earthly love' and the highest most exhaulted form of love. They believed that there was a higher experience of love that humans, by virtue of existing in the sinful/flawed earthily world, were not predisposed to. They believed in varying degrees of love and that through the highest forms of love humans could transcend their flawed earthly state, tap into something other wordly. However, the highest, purest form of love was truly believed to be something of the Gods and only accessed after death.

    Either way, I interpret the song in a positive way, no love is wasted, yes sometimes it doesn't work out in reality but it's an experience and depth of emotion you reach and it continues somewhere itself. It's like the cliche every failure is a lesson.
    ciaocaton November 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlistened to this song about a million times, never really thought deeply about the lyrics, perhaps I'm slow on the uptake with this one.

    But it hit me recently- 'if we sink// we lift our love"- to me means means that there love exists only when they fall away from each other. I like the visual affect of 'sink' vs 'lift' and I've interpret litrally in my head, the people are broken/sunken but the love is only ever more exhaulted. Sometimes the best thing you can do for each other is to leave each other behind, allow each other to self-distruct and fall into our bad habits, do your worst. I relate it to that age old concept of love as being this mystical outside force that exists outside of the people it brings together. Obviously not all love works out in reality, it has the power to lift you with it or leave you behind. either way, the love doesn't stop existing.

    On a deeper level, it makes me think of the ancients who made the distinguishment between 'earthly love' and the highest most exhaulted form of love. They believed that there was a higher experience of love that humans, by virtue of existing in the sinful/flawed earthily world, were not predisposed to. They believed in varying degrees of love and that through the highest forms of love humans could transcend their flawed earthly state, tap into something other wordly. However, the highest, purest form of love was truly believed to be something of the Gods and only accessed after death.

    Either way, I interpret the song in a positive way, no love is wasted, yes sometimes it doesn't work out in reality but it's an experience and depth of emotion you reach and it continues somewhere itself. It's like the cliche every failure is a lesson.
    ciaocaton November 13, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIt's interesting to see that many of you view the line "I'll be a thorn in your side till you die" as a positive statement. To me it has obvious negative connotations, something like "If we carry on like this, you'll regret your decision to stay with me for the rest of your life". To me this is clearly a breakup song and a brilliant one at that.
    HintaloHaduron November 07, 2016   Link

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