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Will you turn my mind away from
Everything that I haven't done?
Hope is falling away from me
Hope is falling away from me

Let's go down with the ship
Let's slip into oblivion
Let's go down with the ship
Let's slip into
Let's slip into
The blue

Will you turn my mind away from
Everything that I haven't done?
Hope is falling away from me
Hope is falling away from me

Let's go down with the ship
Let's slip into oblivion
Let's go down with the ship
Let's slip into
Let's slip into
The blue


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    General CommentIf you listen very carefully, in the chorus the second time that he "supposedly" says 'ship', it sounds a lot like sh*t in stead of ship. I'm almost positive that's what he says.
    "Let's go down with the ship
    Let's slip into oblivion
    Let's go down with the SH*T
    Let's slip into, let's slip into
    The blue"


    Don't know what it means per se. Maybe just expressing his angst?
    Firestourmon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell firestourm,i agree with what you say ..and the lyrics has a better meaning that way!
    virtual insanityon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJesus Christ, this is my favorite song of all time. It's really gotten inside of me.
    Omnipresenceon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, he says "ship" first time and "shit" the next. I've always heard it that way.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song - beautiful - reminds me a little of John Lennon. I think it's about giving up and letting go.
    Trashazonon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYup, your pretty much right Trashazon. Jon is basically expressing how he regrets not living life to full potential (for whatever reason it may be.) In effect, he seems to be very depressed hence the line "Hope is falling away from me." The ship sinking is a comparison to someone giving up on life because of these life long regrets. Awesome song.
    ilovevaston November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI KIND of agree with Trasazon... Except I think he might be talking to some one... I think he's basically saying "Will you help me forget just how much I've wasted my life?", and then continuing with "We're both headed towards uncertainty, and ultimately death, so we might as well suffer together until we die...".
    furi kurisuon July 30, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI haven't looked at the official lyrics in literally over a decade. Since then, I'm quite convinced that the lyrics to this song are actually quite different from what they appear to be on paper. This is honestly how I hear it now:

    Will you turn my mind away from
    Everything that I have ever done
    Warmth is far away from me
    Warmth is far away from me

    Let's go down with the ship
    Let's slip into oblivion
    Let's go down with the shit
    Let's slip into
    Let's slip into
    The blue

    Will you turn my mind away from
    Everything that I have ever done?
    Warmth is far away from me
    Warmth is far away from me

    Let's go down with the ship
    Let's slip into oblivion
    Let's go down with the shit
    Let's slip into
    Let's slip into
    The blue
    andross229on November 24, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI haven't looked at the official lyrics in literally over a decade. Since then, I'm quite convinced that the lyrics to this song are actually quite different from what they appear to be on paper. This is honestly how I hear it now:

    Will you turn my mind away from
    Everything that I have ever done
    Warmth is far away from me
    Warmth is far away from me

    Let's go down with the ship
    Let's slip into oblivion
    Let's go down with the shit
    Let's slip into
    Let's slip into
    The blue

    Will you turn my mind away from
    Everything that I have ever done?
    Warmth is far away from me
    Warmth is far away from me

    Let's go down with the ship
    Let's slip into oblivion
    Let's go down with the shit
    Let's slip into
    Let's slip into
    The blue
    andross229on November 24, 2016   Link

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