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I dreamt what you were offering
Imagine lying next to me
Your shirt and your reputation talks
I will write our story in my mind
And write about our dreams and triumphs
This might be my "Innocence Lost"

I can taste the ocean on your skin
That is where it all begins

I dreamt that we were elephants
With water, sun, and clouds of dust
I woke up thinking we were free

I can taste the ocean on your skin
That is where it all begins
We all go back to where we belong
We all go back to where we belong

Is this really what you want?
Is this really what you want?

I can taste the ocean on your skin
That is where it all begins
We all go back to where we belong
We all go back to where we belong

Is this really what you want?
Is this really what you want?



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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    I have no idea. I don't think he put enough detail into this for anyone to know what it's really about. Sometimes these are the best songs, because what it means to you is all that matters when you listen to it.
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    Should have said, beside the perversity of the dec. 3 entry, i agree. I didn't realize he said "your" mom. Funny post however regardless of intent.
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    UnregisteredMar 13, 2014 at 9:05 am
    To me, this is a song about love. We all go back to where we belong, in the end we go back to the people who we belong to, the ones we've always loved or, better, the ones we are meant to love, because they are so similar to us, when we first meet them it's like we've known them forever, shared all our experiences with them even though it's not true. And it's a song about freedom. Freedom to make our choices, to live our life the way we want to.
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    UnregisteredJul 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    We all start the same birth and end the same death. We all go back to where we belong - (energy / spirit, whatever you believe, exists and is neither created or destroyed) but this short life will end and we all go back to where we started / belong... Be present in the moment it is all there is now. Great song r. E. M. Footnote: elephant reference - the great land mammals of the earth, learn about them they are great teachers and vibrate (at very low frequency's in groups) sounds that hold our world.
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 4:40 am
    Well its a awesome song! I love it so much ... For me, this song lyk a... Life is lyk a circle. And in our life we just try to make a draw a perfect circle... And i believe there is some one who come to life and halp us to make it smoothly... And through the life he/she hold us lyk a anything... So for them we all go back to where we belong.. )

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