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We sent out the S.O.S. call.
It was a quarter past four, in the morning
When the storm broke our second anchor line.
Four months at sea. Four months of calm seas {only}
To be pounded in the shallows off the tip of Montauk Point.

They call 'em rogues. They travel fast and alone.
One hundred foot faces of God's good ocean gone wrong.
What they call love is a risk,
'Cause you will always get hit
Out of nowhere by some wave
And end up on your own.

The hole in the hull defied the crew’s attempts,
To bail us out.
And flooded the engines and radio,
And half buried bow.

Your tongue is a rudder.
It steers the whole ship.
Sends your words past your lips
Or keeps them safe behind your teeth.
But the wrong words will strand you.
Come off course while you sleep.
Sweep your boat out to sea
Or dashed to bits on the reef.

The vessel groans
The ocean pressures its frame.
To the port I see the lighthouse
Through the sleet and the rain.
And I wish for one more day to give my
Love and repay debts.
But the morning finds our bodies washed up thirty miles west.

They say that the captain stays fast with the ship,
Through still and storm,
But this ain't the Dakota,
And the water's so cold,
{We} won't have to fight for long.

(This is the end.)
This story's old but it goes on and on until we disappear,
(This is the calm.)
Calm me and let me taste the salt you breathed while you were underneath,
(We are the risen.)
I am the one who haunts your dreams of mountains sunk below the sea,
(After the storm.)
I spoke the words but never gave a thought to what they all could mean,
(Rest in the deep.)
I know that this is what you want, a funeral keeps both of us apart.
(Washed up on the beach.)
You know that you are not alone, I need you like water in my lungs.

This is the end.

...You never do see any other way...

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ALLUSIONS WOO | Reviewer: emma | 5/3/13

"This story's old but it goes on and on until we disappear" is an allusion to 'Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me' within which, Morrissey says "This story's old, I know, but it goes on".
The more you know. (^:

another perspective | Reviewer: Judah | 4/14/13

Perhaps from his soul to his physical body knowing that our physical body tends to lead us astray from what we know in our heart's as right. That's simply based on the fact that the Philadelphia project was believed to put many of the people involved through some highly traumatizing out of body style experiences. Just a bit of food for thought afterall laceys writing style tends to be a tad abstract and perceptual order that we can take what we want from it.

beatles | Reviewer: bridget | 1/11/11

"never to see any other way" is from a beatles song "Day in the life" They end the cd (Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band) with this at the end of day in the life. along with a high pitched tone which most humans are unable to hear, but drives dogs crazy.

My view | Reviewer: Lil C | 12/15/10

The song is likening a sea voyage to a relationship.
You can spend months and months at sea (or on tour/away at college) and for some reason relationships survive, only for one party to return and the relationship fall apart.

The reference to Montak point- symbolic of returning to his part of the world from journeys away around the world.

It may also be about how fragile the ballance a relationship depends upon is. "your tounge is a rudder" say the right thing all goes well "4 months of calm seas" or you get it wrong "dashed to bits on the reef or drifting out to sea"

The outro is about how love isn't something only one of us feel, that all this has been done a billion times before and that it will keep happening.

Love is an old story we all just keep repeating.

tragic love | Reviewer: rose | 12/13/10

"I need you like water in my lungs"

he wants so badly the thing that he knows will eventually kill him. wanting something he can never have for many reasons, but it doesn't stop him from wanting it. He can't function and breathe with water in his lungs, but its the only way for him to be close to her. Hence, wanting something he knows he can never have, and even if he could.. knowing it would kill him.

This song is stuffed full of beautiful lines like this, but this one line sums up the agony and the conflict of the story perfectly right at the end.

Hmm. | Reviewer: Tee | 12/6/10

Anyone can take in what they believe this song is about. I personally believe that it IS about a relationship that went wrong, but he still subconsciously needs that person. Talking about 'four months' that were 'to be pounded in the shallows'; a relationship brought to an end, or beached on land, if you will.

The verses are about things failing to succeed, people trying to save the boat from sinking, just like they were trying to save their relationship.

Everyone who has been in a relationship where they still care about the person wishes for at least one last time to spend with them. Unfortunately, I think we all know that if you do spend that time with them, it only hurts in the long run. (Hence, bodies washed along the shore ..)

I really don't see how people could think this song was about anything else. I'm a writer, and it's pretty clear to me that he had a person he still really cared about, but knew he couldn't be with for many reasons. This song is about his love sinking into the sea, and all the pain that went along with it.

Also, I really like the comment about people needing water in their lungs to survive. Never knew that, but it just shows exactly what is being said, he hates that he needs her 'to live'.

his dad | Reviewer: casey | 9/22/10

i saw him them live a few years ago in texas, where at the time i believe his brother/sister lived, but in a little break forthe rest of the band he stayed out ant shared with us that he had just became an uncle and and saw the lettle one the night before the show for the first time. and then sang this song. so believe yest it a song for anyone in a relationship that isn't working for whatever reason, but the insperation i believe is his dad's passing who i also believe worked on a boat of some sort. ?

this song | Reviewer: jaymie | 3/26/10

i think that this song is well presented n i beleave it gos on by wat its like to be a fishermen out at seaand all the thigs that happens if you hav a face book account join tribute to our commercial fishermen n watch the video that is posted on youtube thats the site and this song is play as the music for video please watch n join on facebook

"I need you like water in my lungs." | Reviewer: Dan | 3/17/10

"I need you like water in my lungs" is such a powerful line. One thing I noticed about it is, yes, water in your lungs is obviously not a positive thing, but at the same time, lungs have to have moisture to function. Water (vapor) is constantly going into and out of lungs because it is vital. So maybe he really does need her subconsciously, but can't stand to feel her there. I don't know if he thought about that, but it is interesting. Maybe I'm the only one that would ever think like that...

beautiful song | Reviewer: eric | 1/26/10

montauk point is a real place in new york.. i believe that this song means his father or someone close to him might of died in sea near montauk point or it just could be a metaphor to something else that happened, but it was probably someone he hadn't seen in a while and the next time he came into contact with them was through a funeral, " funeral keeps both of us apart" i think there can be many translations to this song but that was just my opinion

Great song | Reviewer: Keiver | 12/17/09

You can always tell a teenager, because every song is about a relationship with a girl. The idea of losing a loved one to death, at sea or anyhow, and the idea of loving your parents are alien.. Love is that crush I've got on the girl who won't talk to me!!!

truth? | Reviewer: brandii(: | 12/1/09

well i disagree with this song being written based on a relationship gone wrong. from many sources i have been told that lacey wrote this song for his father that died out at sea,and that akes perfect sense becaus e the ling "a funeral keeps us apart. and also i see regret in the song, i get the message that he took his father for granted. thats all i have to say.

Jeez guys... | Reviewer: Alex | 11/1/09

This song is clearly about a relationship that fails.

We sent out the S.O.S. call.
It was a quarter past four, in the morning
When the storm broke our second anchor line.
Four months at sea. Four months of calm seas {only}
To be pounded in the shallows off the tip of Montauk Point.

it was a four month relationship that he realized was really over early in the morning.

it's metaphors about boats used to described the desperation of wanting to save a relationship when there's no chance of survival.

meanings | Reviewer: ilikebrandnew | 10/11/09

there are hundreds of meanings behind this song, and i could probably list off a good 40 of them right now, but regardless of what we all think this means, its still an amazing song-the string of words and emotion Lacey puts into his lyrics are simply astounding, and i dont think i have (or ever will) heard another songwriter/vocalist who pulls this off as well as Lacey.

what to think? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/21/09

honestly i dont know how i feel when i go over the lyrics of this song. sometimes it just makes me wish i was a better songwriter. but most of the time it just makes me cry a little. either way just about every song by them has touched me in some way.

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