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My shadow side, so amplified,
Keeps coming back dissatisfied
Elementary son but it's so...
My love affair with everywhere was innocent,
Why do you care?
Someone start the car time to go...
You're the best I know

My sunny side has up and died,
I'm betting that when we collide
The universe will shift into a low
The travesties that we have seen
Are treating me like Benzedrine
Automatic laughter from a pro

My, what a good day for a walk outside
I'd like to get to know you a little better, baby,
God knows that I really tried

My, what a good day for a take out bride
I'd like to say we did it for the better of

I saw you there, so unaware,
Those hummingbirds all in your hair
Elementary son but it's so...
The disrepair of Norma Jean
Could not compare to your routine
Balarama beauty going toe-to-toe

My, what a good day for a... let it slide
I'd like to say we did it for the better of

I thought about it, and I brought it out
I'm motivated by the lack of doubt
I'm consecrated, but I'm not devout
The mother, the father, the daughter, yeah

Right on the verge, just one more dose
I'm traveling from coast-to-coast
My theory isn't perfect, but it's close
I'm almost there, why should I care?
My heart is hurting when I share
Someone open up and let it show

My, what a good day for a walk outside
I'd like to think we did it for the better of

I thought about it, and I brought it out
I'm motivated by the lack of doubt
I'm consecrated, but I'm not devout
The mother, the father, the daughter, ohhhhh

You don't form in the wet sand,
You don't form at all
You don't form in the wet sand,
I do! yeah!!!
You don't form in the wet sand,
You don't form at all
You don't form in the wet sand,
I do! YEAH!!!!!!!!



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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    It's about someone he loves but he feels that they are unable to work with things that aren't perfect 'you don't form in the wet sand' the wet sand being the instability of anthony's life 'cause of drugs etc so he feels that she wouldn't be able to be with him
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    I think that this song is referring to his dangerous lifestyle (drugs, sex, ect. ). He has a girlfriend that can't have a life like his. He loves her but he can handle his life and she just can't. That is probably what wet sand refers to; an unstable environment. I love this song. :)
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    First of all i want to say this is one of the more beautiful songs i've ever heard. To me, the song is about a woman that he loves dearly and he is willing to change to make it work but she won't.. "you don't form in the wet sand, i do! "
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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 12:55 am
    The person he is directing this to would not make it in any kind of harsh environment, but he would himself.
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    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 1:22 am
    Forming in the wet sand -means affected by surroundings, i am. Love affair with everywhere, (he's all the time gone, seeking out next stimulating thing) (but he's doing nothing "wrong"). Ect. This song means aloooot.

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