Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing

Somewhere beyond the sea
He's watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to his arms I'd go sailing
It's far beyond a star, it's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailing
Some sailing


Lyrics submitted by matt_r_baker

The Iron Sea Lyrics as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    ok so a song meaning about this track, weeeeeell

    i dunno, but i do really love it, i'd love this song to just keep on going, it really is such a great piece to drift away too

    Athlete***on June 20, 2006   Link
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    listening to it i does actually remind me of the sea. The main 'tune' reminds me of a whale singing. The general mood of the song reminds me of the dark depths of the sea and the emptyness.

    matt_r_bakeron June 23, 2006   Link
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    so apparently there is a version with lyrics b/c im finding them at all these lyrics sites, this is how it goes:

    Somewhere beyond the sea Somewhere waiting for me My lover stands on golden sands And watches the ships that go sailing

    Somewhere beyond the sea He's watching for me If I could fly like birds on high Then straight to his arms I'd go sailing It's far beyond a star, it's near beyond the moon I know beyond a doubt My heart will lead me there soon

    We'll meet beyond the shore We'll kiss just as before Happy we'll be beyond the sea And never again I'll go sailing Some sailing

    CWdogg72on June 26, 2006   Link
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    where does one get the version of the song that has lyrics? the album version is just an instrumental..

    ethan_bon June 28, 2006   Link
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    i was wondering the exact same thing.

    CWdogg72on June 28, 2006   Link
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    Me too CWdogg72 but has anyone realised this song is blatantly about wanting to have sex with YOUR MUM, read some Freud people, WISE UP, man. The second verse is about your Dad watching while you do actually: HAVE SEX WITH YOUR MUM; The sea is the rough beast...

    chronic_yoothon July 04, 2006   Link
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    I believe this is actually portions of "Beyond the Sea"., sung by many, including Bobby Darin. bobbydarin.net/sealyrics.html

    Written by Charles Trenet and Jack Lawrence. It was recorded in 1958 and released in 1960.

    Its a beautiful song regardless. Back in hs our jazz band played it and one of its members sang the song.

    I thinks it about hoping to meet your one love...and he or she is out there somewhere hoping to find you.

    SilentAllThisTimeon July 05, 2006   Link
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    Is there really a version of this with lyrics - someone may be winding us up?

    Anyway this piece of music is great, very dramatic and it reminds me of the music from Blade Runner or Flash.

    I'm a sucker for synth!

    eowyn20ukon March 19, 2008   Link
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    wow...i'd love to know how the hell those lyrics are involved with 'THE IRON SEA'. such an atmospheric song!!!!!!!!!!!!

    mcoxo16on July 23, 2008   Link

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