Simple things are waiting
For the one who wants it so
You bet your bottom dollar
It'll cost less than you know

Blue hearts blue tears
Blue 'n' bruised 'n' sore
Blue skies waiting
On the other shore

A simple life's no mystery
Confusion lies without
Get washed in the water
Feel your light pour out

Do I know how
How will I know
Cast the ropes that bind you
Get in that boat and row

Forsake not what's around you
For simple is close at hand
You might get tossed on water
But keep your heart peeled for land

Blue hearts blue tears
Blue 'n' bruised 'n' sore
Blue skies and blossoms
On the other shore

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    Song MeaningI gather from lyrics such as "Cast the ropes that bind you, Get in that boat and row" that the song is about letting go, but the use of the word "bind" also has a factor of it being somewhat difficult to let go/leave behind.
    This point is made stronger with the lyrics in the chorus "Blue hearts blue tears, Blue 'n' bruised 'n' sore, Blue skies and blossoms, On the other shore". It suggests that letting go of someone or a place is difficult emotionally and that the character is very upset about leaving something/someone behind. :)

    Ash :)
    ashleyweekeson November 04, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningMany biblical allusions in this song. Here's a few: "Get washed in the water" is an appeal to the new life found in baptism. "Feel your light pour out" is the subsequent illumination of God's Holy Spirt. "Blue 'n' bruised 'n' sore" seems to be linking our suffering to Christ's on the cross. And the redemption found "On the other shore" is a heavenly one.

    Life is hard. Faith is simple.

    michael107on April 24, 2016   Link

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