Swimming at night
We've dug this hole
The water's fine
I wonder how far down it goes
Down it goes...
Down it goes...

The stars above have lost their shine
And so, my love, departs our sight

The unending plains project a void
Where lovers gawk in pantomime

[scream: So let me up??]

Shallow means, deep ends
When the regret sinks in
Pressure erupts
Which way is up

Swimming at night
We've finally hit, hit...
We've finally hit bottom...!
Swallowing promises back into our lungs
Losing direction of our affections
Alright...

Shallow means, deep ends
When the regret sinks in
Pressure erupts
Which way is up

Down it goes...
Down it goes...


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Shallow Means, Deep Ends Lyrics as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    you probably think that cause you cut yourself

    lifted to the skyon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    why has no one commented on this song. it is one of my favorite cursive songs. and it is so well written.

    xthelastgoodbyexon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    This song is sooo good, it has a great intro, and i love how the chourus sounds. good songs, one of the best by cursive.

    IwasAKaleidoscopeon October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i love the intro as well, wonderful use of god knows what instruments. one of the best off domestica.

    liarsliarsliarson March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the intro was probably just a sampler type of thing. but it's good nonetheless.

    Stevoon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    It sounds like some sort of orchestra was used. Pssh. I love it.

    bulletholehearton June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    this song is amazing. at first, i didnt like the beginning and thought it went on and on too long.

    the guitar is heaven.

    SO LET ME UP

    knowthyselfon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The intro always reminded me of a typewriter...We finally hit bottom...

    effectoflifeon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    these lyrics are allright....a little tooooo emo but there ok.

    BlahBl1nkM3on January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    I think it has to do with cutting, but that's just me. "Shallow means, deep ends". Cutting to fix "deep" problems. Shallows means being shallow cuts.

    xspikexon January 31, 2005   Link

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