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Marching along
Like a good soldier does
I’m setting sail
With anchors
Holding me down
Pack up my bags
Stow them away
I’m bidding farwell
To all that is safe

Will I come up for air?
Come up for air

[Chorus]
After a while the current is calling me
Lulling me waving goodbye
I’m out here alone, oh god can you save me now?
Sinking my heart turns to stone

Withering away
A shrinking violet dies
So full of life
These lights have dried me out
Into the sea
Needed a drink
I never thought
This would consume me whole

Will I come up for air?
Come up for air

[Chorus]

Save me. Take me home
(over and over again)
Save me. Take me home
(wishing that this all would end) [x2]

[Chorus x2]

Save me. Take me home
(will I come up for air?) [x2]

Save me. Take me home
(over and over again)
Save me. Take me home
(wishing that this all would end)



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  • Scyon
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    ScyonFeb 5, 2009 at 12:27 am
    I think this is about someone who enlisted in the navy, and is now going underwater in a submarine. The part that says "will I come up for air" made me think of that.
  • b
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    blacklilyDec 12, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    I think this song is about someone stuck in the daily grind after moving away, and wants to get back to the way things used to be, with family and friends and whatnot.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    I think this is about losing control when under the influence of drugs... But yet wanting help from others to get clean but being pulled back by an addiction
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    I think its about being on the road as a touring musician, and taking the plunge into its lifestyle, not knowing it would have such a toll on the writers life
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 16, 2012 at 5:09 am
    In my honest opinion, songs like these have to have come from a past experience that the writer has gone through. To me, this song sounds like a desperate cry for help that someone goes through from a life of depression, hatred, and loneliness that has consumed someone so much that they're trying to "come up for air. " pretty soon, they feel like there is no more happiness that they feel anymore. They feel all alone in a baron and cold place and their "heart turns to stone," and they say goodbye to their happy life as it drifts away on a "current" to nowhere.

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