"In the Shallows" as written by and Igor Alexandre Haefeli Elena Veronica Tonra....
Let the water rise,
Let the ground crack.
Let me fall inside,
lying on my back
lying on my back

Dry your smoke-stung eyes,
so you can see the light.
staring at the sky
watching stars collide
watching stars collide

If you leave,
When I go...
You'll find me,
in the shallows. (x2)

When the time comes,
on the last day...
when they start to come down,
will you just,
will you run away?
will you run away?

Let it all rain down,
from the blood stained clouds.
Come out, come out, to the sea my love...
and just,
drown with me...
drown with me...

If you leave,
When I go...
You'll find me,
in the shallows. (x2)

Lying on my back,
Lying on my back,
watching stars collide.


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    My InterpretationShe's telling her lover that if he leaves, she will die. The death imagery is pretty clear here: "blood-stained clouds," "drown with me." The shallows of a body of water are where you find the corpses that have drifted near the shore. Her lifeless corpse is face-up towards the sky--"lying on my back." To drive the point home, she invokes the cosmic imagery of "watching stars collide." Sorry to burst anybody's bubble, but this is not a song about hope and "thriving together." She's not singing about a midnight backstroke while waiting for her lover to join her. It's a cry of pain, a heartbreaking meditation on the intertwined forces of Eros and Thanatos, love and death, on a loss so painful that life no longer seems worth living.
    radioplayon August 30, 2013   Link

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