There was a storm last night
Blew away wrong and right
Watching the waves crash down

Now our words like boats
Either they sink or float
Are they designed like that
Can't they come back

Last night I was a lighthouse
Only needing to keep you there
Like a lonesome shadow searching
Like a sea fog in the air
I'll keep you there

Called on my radio
Frequency dipped below
Audible levels
So I sat in my wet clothes

Keeping the wicks trimmed and lit
After the storm had hit
I turned on my light
But it couldn't find you

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    General CommentThe song is clearly one long metaphor or analogy. "There was a storm last night" could easily refer to some kind of fight between people, not knowing who or what is right and in the second verse someone clearly wants things to go back to how things were before these things were said.

    The chorus describes someone else in the way it can be interpreted. It dosn't fit in with the previous lyrics in that its more of a forsaken onlooker trying to piece everything together. Whomever or whatever the person is looking for (I think is the subject in the first 2 versus) is important enough to always keep a shining light aimed at.

    This is a great song from a great band. Moody Motorcycle is a kick ass debut and I can't believe I'm the first to comment on any of their songs.
    DKapper91on October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNow our words like boats
    Either they sink or float
    Are they designed like that
    Can't they come back

    i absolutely love this phrasing. what a fantastically crafted line/verse... just captures the feeling when something gets said during a fight and you wish you could, but know you can't take it back.

    i love the piano in this song...
    eowyn797on February 03, 2011   Link

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