I come from the water
I crawled upon the shore
I left my brothers there
I got what I came for

I sucked that hot air in
And rolled upon the sand
Emerged beneath the sun
To be a man.

I come from the water
I come from the water
That weren't no easy thing
It's more than nature
It's like my destiny

I stood upon these legs
And held my head up high
Emerged beneath the sun
To start a new life

I Come From the water

Life in the desert
Just to be together
The sand forever
The same forever
It moves beneath me
It pulls my body
My pulse beats hotter
So far from the water

I love to see the sun
In spite of all it's done
I pray for shade and rain
I pray to live again
I come from the water



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"I Come from the Water" as written by Todd Lewis

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    General Comment:I think it's about living with your problems to get to something you want ("life in the desert just to be together..." and "I love to see the sun in spite of what it's done"). I don't know. It's a great song, no matter what it means.
    JackBlackouton June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this song is obviously about evolution. he's talking about evolving from water animals and living on land.
    snafu287on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i think "the water" is a metaphor for a place he was stuck in.
    leigha109on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:sounds like hes talkin bout a tadpole that turned into a frog that came up outta the water..
    rwillon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:ok, "the water" is definitely symbolic. I think you guys are kind of missing it though. The water is how his life used to be, with a preacher as a father etc. A religous life. He crawled out into teh burning sunlight (like hell) into temptation for the worldly desires. He PRAYS for shade and rain, as in he still wants the comforts that gospel gives him, while enjoying the world of sin he wants to live. "I love to see the sun/in spite of all it's done" is great because the "bad" things he is doing don't inporve his life, but he loves to do them anyways.
    scottpeltzon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Yeah i'd definetly have to agree with scottpeltz here. It also seems like this song has a connection with the song "BackSlider" and how he talks about being Baptised in it. You are re-born again and you can start your new life because you sin has been washed away. "Emerged beneath the sun, To start a new life." But all in all, Scottpeltz, i think you got it.
    ThisIsMeon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I was thinking that for the longest time! I REALLY think this band was either Christian or just Christians who played music. All of their songs have a lot of symbolism about it. Coming from the water, to me, is like being born again: "I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit." And basically that's when you're reborn into the church.
    Thanoson May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I see this song as the water being his childhood, his innocence, and the religion of his family. When he grew up, he "emerged beneath the sun" and left his family views behind because he was attracted to the destruction of the sun. He loves that new freedom, but he also wants to go back to the water.
    HannahOrange7on May 06, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I liked the evolution explanation. Pretty much what I thought too.
    JumpyJackon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:religion? i dont see it that way. in my opinion, i would say that the water was a safe, but boring life, a life where he didnt go out and party, he didnt do anything, he just sat around. now, he's in the desert, its hot, its hard to breathe, but, its what he wants, even though its not what is best for him, its what he wants. and he prays for the sun, then he prays for the rain, then he prays for the life again. pray doesnt mean "pray" i think, it means wants
    chickenpotpieon February 01, 2005   Link

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