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Washed ashore.....Washed ashore....

I'd like to live beneath the dirt
A tiny space to move and breathe is all that I would ever need
I wanna live beneath the dirt
Where I'd be free from push and shove like all those swarming up above
Beneath their heals I'll spend my time....

Shout your name into the wind......
I'll wiggle in the earth and dew
Shout your name into the wind.......
And sometimes I will think of you
Shout your name into the wind.....
And if you ever think of me kneel down and kiss the earth and show me what this thought is worth
I'll never hear your voice again

Shot your name into the wind.....
(Repeat)


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    General Commentthis song makes me want to curl up into a ball and snuggle in my sleeping bag... hmmm...
    stardropleton May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI had this song up as an away message earlier, and my friend IMed me and asked me if this meant I wanted to be dead...I hadn't thought of this song in that way, but it kinda works...either way though, it's still one of my favorite bittersweet love songs
    lindyswingsteron June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti was just thinking the same thing... not so much a want to be dead, but expressing no fear of death.
    roger wilcoon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about death and how you shudn't be afraid of it. Ok here's my story, the first time i heard this song i secided that i wantit played at my funeral,wierd you might thimk but i thnk it's perfect. It about how you shouldn't be afreaid of death and that maye it's better than life actually i. " Where I'd be free from push and shove like all those swarming up above" knda depicts life negativly. Anyway it's a kick ass song!!
    sarjabon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexactly
    dmbgirlon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentexactly
    dmbgirlon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i also think its about not being afraid of death.. but accepting it and being out of the 'push and shove' but the "i'll never hear your voice again" is sad.
    gotta love phish
    DeadHeadMEDon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentInteresting about the funeral thing... It seems like death is the most likely... but it could just be about isolation, being at complete peace with oneself by living alone and away from "push and shove" and not really being a member of a community or anything... just existing while everyone else keeps the world running aka "beneath their heels i'll spend my time"
    Ilsedoreon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlindyswingster the exact same thing happened to me. i think that the lyrics appear to be more about death then the song because it has such a peaceful tune
    zengrasshopper11on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought it was more about living like a bug, beneath the dirt. living so peaceful, no worries. and the memories people have of you when you've gone to live peacefully alone.
    phishman001on April 22, 2004   Link

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