This oath was made to give me shelter from the waves
Winds rose, the ocean froze, found you dead asleep
You spoke and gave the order, the seas had to obey
Doubt grows and heaven knows why you're testing me
Just like you said you would

Take control before I take chances
Take the throne and all its romances
Trusting in the waves
Praying they won't break

Can't rest all my hopes on this uncertainty
One shot, I must believe the sea won't turn on me
I'll float the blue forever, this gun my only mate
Set sail until I slumber, pretend I'm not afraid
Just like you said I would

Take control before I take chances
Take the throne and all its romances
Trusting in the waves
Praying they won't break

Take control before I take chances
Take the throne's romances
Trusting in the waves
Praying they won't break

Faithless birth, reversing steam
Engine kill, dead lights breathe
Capsize every dream we could
Seas turn like you said they would

Faithless birth, reversing steam
Engine kill, dead lights breathe
Capsize every dream we could
Seas turn like you said they would

Faithless birth, reversing steam
Engine kill, dead lights breathe
Capsize every dream we could
Rogue seas turning on me
Just like you said they would

Take control before I take chances
Take the throne and all its romances
Trusting in the waves
Praying they won't break

Take control before I take chances
Take the throne's romances
Trusting in the waves
Praying they won't break

Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would

Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would
Just like you said I would


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    My InterpretationThe first verse is a nod to the bible story where the Apostles are in a boat and Jesus is sleeping below deck. A heavy storm whips up and the Apostles fear for their lives, lose faith in Jesus, and basically yell at him for sleeping while everyone else is nearly drowning. He wakes up, tells the sea to be quiet--and it does--and then chastises the Apostles for having little faith.

    The song takes this imagery and then applies it to the narrator's own life as a boat in a stormy sea.
    The verse about "one shot" and "this gun my only mate" I think is a metaphor. Taken literally, he has one gun with one shot--presumably a shot to the head as his last resort escape from the stormy sea. The double meaning could be that his one "shot" (his one chance) is trusting in Jesus, and the "gun" his "only mate" at his side is Jesus at his side (Jesus being the deliverer of his chance/The gun being the deliverer of the bullet).
    Later in the song, the seas get very rough, he tries to turn around, the engine dies, and his boat capsizes. The metaphor being that he hit a real rough patch in his life. Presumably he had gone forward in his life without Jesus initially and failed miserably--as Jesus had said he would--and now the refrain makes sense in that he has decided to give the helm of the ship (his life) over to Jesus.
    livelikeiton April 11, 2019   Link

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