Here in your coma
Here in your sleep
You have lost yourself somehow

I can't stand to see you cry

Tonight

You dream under lonely eyelids
Find what you're looking for
You sleep in underwater silence
Alone

Here in your empty
There's no breeze
Claustrophobic in your skin
Refuse reflections
When they're from me
So in my eyes they will end

Tonight

You dream under lonely eyelids
Find what you're looking for
You sleep in underwater silence
Holding me down

Tonight
You are emotionless
Hold on
And on

You dream under lonely eyelids
Find what you're looking for
You sleep in underwater silence
Holding me down
Keep me alive in you
Just keep me alive in you
Just keep me alive


Lyrics submitted by monoxidejuggalo0

"Underwater Silence" as written by Benjamin David Einziger Benjamin Einziger

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI feel the song could be about depression. The singer is singing to someone who's depressed or perhaps in a rut that they can't look beyond or refuse to escape.

    In the first stanza it seems the person being sung to has distanced themselves or perhaps just closed themselves off (here in your coma, here in your sleep) and thus is unable to realize that the people who care are reaching out (you cannot hear me, although I scream).

    I think the chorus is the point where the singer asks questions, states what he sees;

    "You dream under lonely eyelids,
    Find what your looking for?
    You sleep in underwater silence
    (Alone)"

    So I think the singer is basically asking, "You've distanced yourself, did you find what you're looking for or are you still lost?" I'm not sure whether the addition of "Alone" at the end of the first chorus is the reply of the lonely person, or just an observation by the singer about the 'singee'.

    The second stanza illustrates best how alone the person being sung to is (herein you're empty/there's no breeze), how trapped they feel (claustrophobic in your skin), and how they probably feel unable to respond to others' reaching out to them (refuse reflections). Although, as that last line is followed by "when they're from me" I wonder if perhaps the person being sung to is just distancing themselves from this person singing, maybe the singer knows it hence that last line, "so in my eyes they will end".

    While the depressed person is the one whose state is described by the title I think the person singing is affected too, while at times this song sounds to be his last effort to reach the person he's singing to he's giving it his all, begging them to 'hold on' and remember that he is there to help, 'keep me alive in you'.

    The two things I thought this song might be about, for all the (mundanely detailed) reasons above is either depression, or a bad breakup.

    The great thing about this song is the versatility of it's lyrics to represent certain situations (good songs should have that right?). All those comments made previously were pretty good and it was interesting to read the various ideas the song inspired about it's meaning. Glad to see Underwater Silence was appreciated by others, it's most certainly a great one.
    FaithlessSinneron June 12, 2005   Link

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