As I'm leaving
A change comes on my eyes
These streets persuading me
With mumbles strange goodbyes

And through the water
Through the ring
To the soul of everything
Throw my heart out
On the stones
And I'm almost gone

And there's no meaning
In clothes and coffee cups
Cheap hotel furniture
Where silence never stops
And through the water
Through the ring
To the soul of everything
Throw my heart out
On the stones
And I'm almost gone

And now I'm dreaming
I'm staring at the walls
At cars all frozen now
In late night waterfalls

And through the water
Through the ring
To the soul of everything
Throw my heart out
On the stones
And I'm almost gone



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    General Comment:One of my faves when you dont't know what to do with your life...for me the song describes how you seem to fade away off the world sometimes...when you "dream" into something other than the world you live in
    AgathaKavkaon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I think it's about someone who has to leave, but doesn't want to. They are holding on to what someone else wants them to let go of. A life partner perhaps? Wife? Husband? So you're fading away, but its a struggle and you're pouring your heart out; pleading to stay, trying everything you can to stay, but alas there is nothing you can do. -Just my assumption
    NobleIntenton September 26, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:This song was on Ladder 49. The movie was a bit on the lamish side yet it was alright. It was a very good song for the movie. It fitted perfectly into the whole story. Im not saying this song is lame though. Its excellent.
    Lead2BurnedHopeon May 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I don't know what it is. When I read the lyrics I can't make out some things but when I hear them in the song it all makes perfect sense.

    I think he is talking about dying. "As I'm leaving" as I'm dying. Maybe he seeing things in a different light but now it's too late.
    MICon June 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:leaving the one you love but not wanting to
    annmarie7on September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's "Through the water, through the RAIN."

    This song is so good. Depicts the last year of my life perfectly. "And I'm almost gone... 'Most." I thought I'd never be fully "gone" when it came to this one guy, but I finally was able to move on.

    And there's no meaning
    In clothes and coffee cups
    Cheap hotel furniture
    Where silence never stops

    David has such a fluid way with words.
    mjohnson10on November 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I believe it's about letting go of someone, as in a relationship. From what I've experienced, it seems like a perfect explanation for the meaning of this song.

    As I'm leaving
    A change comes on my eyes
    These streets persuading me
    With mumbles strange goodbyes

    And through the water
    Through the rain
    To the soul of everything
    Throw my heart out
    On the stones
    And I'm almost gone

    "Throw my heart out on the stones, and I'm almost gone." It seems to me like a relationship that went to waste, or faded.

    Ah, it's so heavy. So tragic. So beautiful.
    mjohnson10on November 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"Through the water, through the rain." This seems to indicate that the relationship or whatever became shaky, a good fight was put up, and the tragedy of it seems to pour down upon the person leaving it (whether they really wanted to or not). Perhaps the other person became so distant that it simply became a standstill, and so a non-closure kind of ending might have had to take place.

    And it's "mumbleD strange goodbyes", haha.
    mjohnson10on November 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I'm thinking about using this song for a video montage for a high school graduation. I have a few other songs im considering, like Chocolate by Snow Patrol. I might use more than one. I thought this one might be appropriate, not just because of the lyrics but the song itself, I think it can make everyone feel very reflective...
    hopeful_canyonon January 06, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:It's a beautiful song, the way i see it, at the begining everything seems to tell him to leave. And through the water through the rain, water and rain are both made up of the same thing, but rain is more seperated, and it falls. His heart has been tossed around, and in the end hes lost in thought. He's almost gone.
    livelikemusicon January 12, 2009   Link

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