"Wash It Away" as written by and Paul Durham....
Wash it in the sea
Let it soak all night
Wash it in the sea
Let the saltwater wash it away

Soak it in bleach
till it's white on white
soak it in bleach
till the blood just washes away

hang it in the wind
let it blow all night
hang it up high
let the high wind blow it away

hang it in the wind
let the sun burn bright
hang it in the wind
till the blood just washes away

i have waited wasted years for the child that's come and gone today
say what about this wasted fear?
how can i just turn and wash it away?

If I can then I will wash it away
if she can then she will wash it away.
If I can then I will, wash it away
if she can then she will, wash it away.

Forty years spent one by one
Forty years of life just slipping away.
What I'd give for a firstborn son.
Forty years of blood just washing away.

I have waited wasted lives
I have waited long enough I'd say
Say what about this wasted child?
How can I just turn and wash it away?

If I can then I will, wash it away.
If she can then she will wash it away
I I can then I will, wash it away
If she can then she will
Wash it away

Send me an angel.
Send me the ghost that i was
Send me an angel
Send me the ghost that i was
That I was
That I am
I will wash it away
She will wash it away
If I can then I will, wash it away

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Uh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah



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"Wash It Away" as written by Paul Durham

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    General Comment"forty years of life
    just slipping away.
    what i'd give for a firstborn son.
    forty years of blood
    just washing away."

    I say its about a couple who had a child too late in the game and the mother had a miscarriage. If you think about it, a miscarriage is the body's way of "washing away" the "wasted cells."

    Or maybe thats looking too deep.
    SonOfALinkon April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was kind of thinking this was about a father who lost his son. the line "..for the child that's come and gone today" sounds like the son died at birth. very sad.
    ShiverForMeon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, that's kinda what I always thought...especially with the line about the first born son. Very sad song.
    lindyswingsteron June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song might be about abortion. I don't know.
    aofox11on March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song may be about abortion. I don't know.
    aofox11on March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah my friend said the song was about abortion, and i agree with him. very very sad song, very powerful.
    crayonon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'd say it's about a baby who died... i don't like to think it's about an abortion, because of that line "...for a child that's come and gone today." Really great song by a really great band.
    McAuronon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthummm...very innovative
    sixthirtyfouron February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this song! Love this band! Is innovative and original.

    Who would write about a song which talks about miscarrige ? A son that was a hope for their parents and the self nature took him.
    elbirviveon November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree...loss of a son. I almost lost my son at birth. I can totally relate to this song.
    Vertiason February 21, 2013   Link

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