Solitude and I
On such lonesome seas
With our words for sails
And an endless breeze
That's always behind

And I cannot recall
Knowing what we'd find
Though I'd heard of land
I'd hoped that it's nice
Or, or better than this

But everything is so beautiful
And nothing hurts
I tell myself

But I am so lost
and so scared
and so anchorless

But I must carry on
Towards horizon's hinge
Through the waves like oars
So fragile, so thin
Oh, just like my own

And I cannot recall
Knowing what we'd find
Though we'd heard of love
We'd hoped that it's nice
Or, or better than this

But everything is so beautiful
And nothing hurts
I tell myself

But everything is so beautiful
And nothing hurts
I tell myself

But then, from the sea
Came a great many teeth
Is this land?

'Cause I'm scared
And so poorly prepared
I'm dying, then see
A door with my life to be

I'm more than a boy on a wave
Lost in both time and space

Lyrics submitted by JustPlainNJ, edited by prayingmantis84

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    General CommentIf you can hear anything else, post it.
    JustPlainNJon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hear "anchorless." And "through the waves like ghosts." I think the "Or whatever land" is "I'd have ?? land" like the "We'd have love" later on.

    Also, "Came a name, and he..?"

    "I'm dying, then see
    How always the ?? life to be

    I'm more than a boy runaway
    Lost and found time has ?made?fade?"

    That's the best I can do... he doesn't really sing words when he hits those high notes.
    prayingmantis84on February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was hesitant with the ghosts line because I had hoped it would shed a little more light on "so fragile, so thin / just like my own." I suppose he's referring to "horizon's hands" being just like his...but how is the horizon "fragile" and "thin"?

    The "have land" line makes sense, thanks. It sounds like he's saying "oh" here, which doesn't match with the parallel line that later uses "though," but they're both essentially there just for meter, so I didn't think it was that important.

    To be honest, the "name" line sounds like "Came an A manatee," but that makes zero sense. I just can't think of a verb that sounds like "tea" and doesn't end in s that would fit.

    The "life to be" line sounds like "How dull with-a my life to be," which doesn't make sense. "How always" makes more sense, but I definitely hear a "d" sound somewhere in there.

    That last line sounds spot on, thanks. I'm not sure how to punctuate it, though. Does "lost and found" modify "boy"? "Time"?
    JustPlainNJon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe vocals on this song are amazing, seems like he conjures Jeff Buckley for it, craziness.
    Knife2aGunFighton June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti cannot recall knowing what we'd find
    though i'd heard of land

    but i must carry on
    towards horizons hinge
    through the waves like oars

    though we'd heard of love

    but then from the sea
    came a great many -

    "everything is so beautiful, and nothing hurts"
    that's a kurt vonnegut quote, if that explains anything
    sureon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm more than a boy on a wave
    lost in both time and space

    in slaughterhouse-five, vonnegut-as-the-narrator says they are children on the brink of adulthood, and the main character Billy is "unstuck in time" and he travels to another planet.
    sureon April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThanks for the help. I think this is about as far as we can get.

    At least, I think, we did better than whoever did the other set of lyrics for this song (try google).
    JustPlainNJon May 08, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionHe definitely says "ghosts" and not oars. In a poetic sense, I can see ghosts being described as fragile and thin... Also, if you haven't, check out the acoustic version of this brilliant song from "On A Carousel of Sound, We Go Round." You can catch some of the lyrics a lot more clearly. As far as the last section of the song "But then from the sea-----" that whole part, I really can't figure it out. You guys have done a great job with this, all of the other lyrics posted online are so off the mark it's ridiculous. I've been tempted to take an hour and just copy and paste these lyrics to all of the other pages. Thanks for taking the time to do it right!
    und3r10won May 15, 2012   Link

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