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My name is Noah, the sea is my home
This small wooden boat will be my throne
I'm proud of what I've built and the things that I've done
And all of the people I've learned to love

Singing Noah, Noah

My name is Judus and my hands are tied
And even my presence is a warning sign
That wherever you go and whatever you do
Your past will always follow you

Singing Noah, Noah
Singing Noah, Noah

So why don't we light a fire?
Let the flames grow higher
Light a fire and leave the rest behind?
'Cause life's for living, right?

Noah, Noah
Singing Noah, Noah

Get busy living or get busy dying
I'd hate to see you left behind
Get busy living or get busy dying
I'd hate to see you left behind

Singing Noah, Noah
Singing Noah, Noah
Singing Noah, Noah

My name is Noah, the sea is my home
Oh and this small wooden boat will be my throne


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    My InterpretationTo me this song is about trying to escape your past and starting fresh.

    There are two characters that the author applies to himself, that of Noah, and that of Judas. Both were basically only remembered for one thing, Noah for being the only righteous man on earth at the time, and Judas for betraying Christ. I think most people see themselves in this way, the good vs the bad. And most people try to escape the things they've done wrong at some point and start fresh. Like Noah, and the flood that sort of rebirthed the Earth, I think the writer is looking to leave behind a troubled past and start new. That might not mean living on the straight and narrow as it were. But it could also mean just dumping the baggage he carries with him.

    I especially like the way he describes the sea as his home. I think it symbolizes that people aren't static beings. We change in innumerable ways and we shouldn't be defined by who we were at one point in time.

    He ends the song with "So why don't we light a fire and leave the rest behind
    Cause life's for living right" which I think is his call to action, that we burn what's dead of our pasts and should no longer be tied to us, and to also light a fire under us that motivates us to be the best versions of ourselves.

    And finally, "Gotta get busy living or get busy dying. Oh and I'd hate to see you left behind." I would agree. If you're going to be so torn down and broken about the way you've been hurt in the past, or the way you've hurt others, then it clouds everything in the present, and you're not really living, you're just slowly dying. He chooses not to live that way, and if others don't heed his advice, they will be left behind.

    Anyway, that's just my interpretation, probably way off. But I really enjoy the song.
    EatenbyWolveson June 22, 2016   Link

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