"Tahitian Moon" as written by Martyn Lenoble, Peter Distefano, Stephen Perkins and Perry Farrell....
my boat's capsyzed it's gonna sink to the bottom
i can see the lights on the shore getting farther away
i dont if ill make home tonight
but i know i can swim under the tahitian moon

i came out here tonight to look for my friend
i dont know if ill ever get to see him again
i dont know if ill make home tonight
but i know i can swim under the tahitian moon
one last time under the tahitian moon

the sea is a very easy place to disappear
to drift away, to fall in love or make your peace

i came out here tonight to look for my friend
i dont know if ill ever get to see him again
i dont know if ill make home tonight
but i know i can swim under the tahitian moon



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"Tahitian Moon" as written by Perry Farrell Martyn Lenoble

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    General Comment"At Woodstock 1994, Perry specifically discussed the meaning of "Tahitian Moon." He explained that while he and a friend were vacationing in Tahiti, his friend had gone out to swim for a while. Perry said that it was getting dark so he went out to search for his friend. He stated that his boat sank while searching and he was forced to swim back to shore under the moonlight. He also said that, unbeknownst to him, his friend had come back from his swimming trip much earlier that day." GREAT SONG.
    monster36604on September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG RULES
    starkitty39on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentword starkitty39! i can listen to this song over and over and nevr get tired of it.
    sam_amadoron August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentserious, i don't get sick of this song. it's impossible.
    alice_mudgardenon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti don't know. i went into your website hoping to know the exact meanings out of these songs. But i was wrong. this is just a fuckin interactive site and we are the ones that you are asking for the meanings. i thought you are going to feed us with it.
    musicolocoon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song from a great band
    aptitudeon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song always reminds me of the beginning of the book/short story "The Most Dangerous Game"

    Which, served as a light inspiration for the movies "The Pest" and "Surviving The Game"
    red_alibion May 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI had a tough time in high school in the late 90s and this song helped me a lot. I had no idea the meaning was literal. To me, this song captures the 2 sides of life. There's the hectic times when we find ourselves in tough situations and we panic, which is the verses of the song. Then there's the serene peaceful times that we can create if we just take a deep breath, relax, and realize that we can make it through (swim through) the situation, as the chorus perfectly captures. Great song.
    TClothUNCon July 31, 2015   Link

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