New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Nobody knows who I really am
I never felt this empty before
And if I ever need someone to come along
Who's gonna comfort me and keep me strong

We are all rowing the boat of fate
The waves keep on comin' and we can't escape
But if we ever get lost on our way
The waves would guide you through another day

Tookude iki wo shiteru toumei ni nattamitai
Kurayami ni omoe takedo mekaku shisarete tadake
Inori wo sasagete atarashii hi wo matsu
Azayaka ni hikaru umi sono hate made

Nobody knows who I really am
Maybe they just don't give a damn
But if I ever need someone to come along
I know you would follow me, and keep me strong

Hito no kokoro wa utsuri yuku nukedashita kunaru
Tsuki wa mata atarashii shuuki de fune wo tsureteku

And every time I see your face,
The oceans heave up to my heart
You make me wanna strain at the oars,
And soon I can see the shore

Oh, I can see the shore
When will I... see the shore?

I want you to know who I really am
I never thought I'd feel this way towards you
And if you ever need someone to come along
I will follow you, and keep you strong

Tabi wa mada tsudzuiteku odayakana hi mo
Tsuki wa mata atarashii shuuki de fune wo terashidasu
Inori wo sasagete atarashii hi wo matsu
Azayaka ni hikaru umi sono hate made

And every time I see your face,
The oceans heave up to my heart
You make me wanna strain at the oars,
And soon I can see the shore

Unmei no fune wo kogi
Nami wa tsugi kara tsugi e to
Watashitachi wo osou kedo
Sore mo suteki na tabi ne
Dore mo suteki na tabi ne



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/rie_fu/life_is_like_a_boat.html

Correct | Due to the difficulties with automatic merging of existing explanations and users' corrections we've disabled this function for a while. If you've found any mistake, use "Report" form. Sorry for the inconvience. Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    +2
    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    I get so many feels to this song because I feel like its a narration to the problem I'm in, the meaning that it holds to me is that this person was lonely and then another person came to comfort them and now they are friends. But soon after the first person starts to develope feelings for the other but they don't know if the other person feels the same way about them, and soon after the first person confesses. The only difference is I haven't confessed :( each day that passes my heart aches because this guy I like is my friend, but I fear that he see's me nothing more than just a friend t_t sorry for letting all my feels out xd.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredMar 14, 2012 at 8:33 am
    To me, it means that no matter how rough life gets, there's always the people who will stand beside you no matter what happens and help you get through the tough times. It's when you decide who you can rely on and who will really be their for you when life gets difficult, and you see the people who leave you when you're going through a hard time. I think that the waves represent how life carries you up and down, and it's sometimes calm and easy, or rough. When rowing the boat, the waves can be a challenge, but our friends, or 'the oars', will always help us reach the shore. I love this song and it has so much meaning to me.

    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.
    ×