New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Oh, come away from the day, here I stay
Living on the bottom of the sea
Down metal snake, corridors, steely gray
Engines hum for nobody but me

No sound comes from the sea above me
No messages crackles through the radio leads
They'll never know, never, no, never
How strange life in dark water can be

Oh, mariners spare a thought when you pass
Those who live the submarine life
Far in the deep sonar eyes never sleep
Hiding like a shadow in the night

Jet planes nose through the clouds above me
They look for radar traces of me to see
They'll never know, never, no, never
How strange life in dark water can be

Wonder what the stars look like
Coming out tonight
Tell my girl she must be strong
She sits and waits all night long
Just looking for a better day
She'll have to find another way to go

No memory, tell me what's wrong with me
Why am I alone here with no rest
And now the name of the ship's not the same
How long has it been Marie Celeste?

Now there's nobody from the crew left
Five hundred years supply of food just for me
They'll never know, never, no, never
How strange life in dark water can be

They'll never know, never, no, never
How strange life in dark water can be



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/al_stewart/life_in_dark_water.html

Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×