Sinking Man
Of Monsters and Men Lyrics


Cold, dark sea
Wrapping its arms around me,
Pulling me down to the deep.
All eyes on me.

I pushed you away
Although I wished you could stay.
So many words left unsaid,
But I'm all out of breathe.
So, go, go, go,
Get out of here.
Go away,
Get out of here.

Go, go,
Get out of here.
Go away,
Get out of here.

Cold, dark sea,
Your waves are rocking me.
I close my eyes and fall asleep.
All eyes on me,
Your eyes on me.

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Written by: NANNA BRYNDIS HILMARSDOTTIR, RAGNAR THORHALLSSON

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thenameless50000

My interpretation of this song is strongly linked to depression and the symptoms that come with it. "Cold, dark sea, Wrapping its arms around me, Pulling me down to the deep" to me sounds like a person being enveloped by depression, pulling their mood, motivation, liveliness etc down, and "All eyes on me" as if the people around this person are noticing and watching their descent.

The following set of lyrics, "I push you away, Although I wish you could stay" sounds like even more symptoms of depression, such as isolating yourself from others, despite perhaps even wanting the comfort. The depressed person could tell the people around them - friends and family - how they're feeling, but they're choosing not to, hence "So many words left unsaid". The last line, "But I'm all out of breath", is in my opinion, a metaphor for the depression almost squeezing the life out of the person, pulling away their want for sociable behavior and making them want to isolate themselves.

The lyrics "So go, go, go, Get out of here, Go away, Get out of here" at this point sound as if the person affected is so depression that they're contemplating suicide. They might be distancing themselves from their loved ones, perhaps because of the depression symptoms, but maybe even on a conscious level, as if they're placing distance so that their friends and family won't get hurt by their departure. The repetition of the words make it sound more and more urgent, pleading, almost, conveying a sense of desperation - possibly driven by the idea that if their loved ones realise what state they're in they would stop them from committing suicide, which they can't bare.

The last set, "Cold, dark sea, Your waves are rocking me," sounds as if the depressed person is so lifeless, so empty, that the waves can easily move and rock them about. "I close my eyes and fall asleep" to me is a metaphor for the person closing their eyes as they die, into eternal sleep, to never wake up after killing themselves. "All eyes on me" are their loved ones finding them dead, and "Your eyes on me" to me sounds as if the depression itself is watching its victim - like a predator would look at its dead prey after killing it.

In addition to the meaning of the lyrics, the song itself as a whole just seems to have an aura of isolation. The use of the lone guitar, as opposed to additional other instruments, makes it feel as though it is someone is entirely by themselves, perhaps in an empty room or landscape; this adds to the sense of depression and isolation.

Longass comment but that's my interpretation of it.



Kazi Rahatul Zannat

Cold, dark sea
Wrapping its arms around me,
Pulling me down to the deep.
All eyes on me.

I push you away
Although I wish you could stay.
So many words left unsaid,
But I'm all out of breathe.

So, go, go, go,
Get out of here.
Go away,
Get out of here.

Go, go,
Get out of here.
Go away,
Get out of here.

Go, go,
Get out of here.
Go away,
Get out of here.

Go, go,
Get out of here.
Go away.

Cold, dark sea
Your eyes are rocking me,
I close my eyes and fall asleep.
All eyes on me.
Your eyes on me.



Vanda K

to my surprise, i find myself coming back to this song most often when I am sad, depressed, or in the state of contemplating isolation and suicide.




I like your interpretation of the song, very well rounded and relatable, but don't think it only involves depression within the isolation. 




At first, before reading your comment, I thought it was all only about the action of suicide and what comes after, but not the cause for it. Since the visual seemed to be the very drowning state of the person who decided to jump off to the water which let it drowned him/her. With this, to me initially, it made sense since the "cold dark sea" is wrapping its arms around me... (but not all cases choose a relating visual with its music). Other than that, I also think it could be just the flooded thoughts of negativities either by the society or by their own internal self-dissatisfaction of something.




The reason i thought throughout the song was about suicide itself is because it mentioned "all eyes on me" since the beginning, and that the person is "out of breath". This, I think it could be open to more interpretations like out of breath from trying... trying to talk to somebody... trying to make sense of it all that is going on in the mind and feelings... even though we all craved for someone or just one person to understand us or take time and effort to stay with us no matter how much trouble we put them through, no one wants to be left forgotten and drown in absolute isolation. Lastly, it is literally telling that they're out of breath... which is actually dying from the lack of oxygen.. 




This then leads to pushing people away by telling them to "Go.. Go ....... go away and get out of here," For me, it a push and pull feeling, that's why it's so long. But, in an agreeable sense, the person doesn't want people she/he knows to see them at that state of dying, drowning, thus worrying about them yet again. but also, it is the very sign that the person is screaming for help in their sense of the very least dignity. OR it was as if it is head versus heart... and that they are too scared to speak their mind due to them worrying too much about others, or because they fear not being taken seriously and put them into cut deep insecurities. This is, to me, reasoned by their earlier lines that they "wished" people "could stay" but then they may not act or say what they feel, or they're scared of people leaving them, so they tell them to go away first, before they do it to the person.




Then the last part, it is the last conscious state of the drowning person, perhaps seeing the crowd surrounding him/her because they found a dead body. And that very last moment of the person, she/he caught a glimpse of the people they care about or wanting them to care("your" eyes) before he/she actually died. This is when the song comes to an end and the visual of water bubbles drowning and the jellyfish goes further and further away that it became all black. "your eyes on me" and then ended.. got me feeling quite shaken. The tone that lowers down with the last word "me" made me feel like I'm stuck, there's no escape, and that i couldn't do anything anymore.




This left me thinking.. maybe it's not the best way to go.cos they'll eventually found out anyway.



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thenameless50000

My interpretation of this song is strongly linked to depression and the symptoms that come with it. "Cold, dark sea, Wrapping its arms around me, Pulling me down to the deep" to me sounds like a person being enveloped by depression, pulling their mood, motivation, liveliness etc down, and "All eyes on me" as if the people around this person are noticing and watching their descent.

The following set of lyrics, "I push you away, Although I wish you could stay" sounds like even more symptoms of depression, such as isolating yourself from others, despite perhaps even wanting the comfort. The depressed person could tell the people around them - friends and family - how they're feeling, but they're choosing not to, hence "So many words left unsaid". The last line, "But I'm all out of breath", is in my opinion, a metaphor for the depression almost squeezing the life out of the person, pulling away their want for sociable behavior and making them want to isolate themselves.

The lyrics "So go, go, go, Get out of here, Go away, Get out of here" at this point sound as if the person affected is so depression that they're contemplating suicide. They might be distancing themselves from their loved ones, perhaps because of the depression symptoms, but maybe even on a conscious level, as if they're placing distance so that their friends and family won't get hurt by their departure. The repetition of the words make it sound more and more urgent, pleading, almost, conveying a sense of desperation - possibly driven by the idea that if their loved ones realise what state they're in they would stop them from committing suicide, which they can't bare.

The last set, "Cold, dark sea, Your waves are rocking me," sounds as if the depressed person is so lifeless, so empty, that the waves can easily move and rock them about. "I close my eyes and fall asleep" to me is a metaphor for the person closing their eyes as they die, into eternal sleep, to never wake up after killing themselves. "All eyes on me" are their loved ones finding them dead, and "Your eyes on me" to me sounds as if the depression itself is watching its victim - like a predator would look at its dead prey after killing it.

In addition to the meaning of the lyrics, the song itself as a whole just seems to have an aura of isolation. The use of the lone guitar, as opposed to additional other instruments, makes it feel as though it is someone is entirely by themselves, perhaps in an empty room or landscape; this adds to the sense of depression and isolation.

Longass comment but that's my interpretation of it.

Sethum Rathnayake

I love your effort ❤.

misty 420

Felt

Chocola En pupies

I don’t know why but halfway through your comment I started crying

YTfancol

Wonderfully insightful comment. Thanks for sharing.

emily lufty

When the literature students start talking😂😂😂😂👌💯

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Dark Flare

today, I built the nerve to tell my parents I have depression and anxiety and I self harm... they were understanding, and I feel so relieved
update: I'm doing well now and I've been clean for a while. Thanks for all the support!

Sandra G

How are you now? Hope you're in good fit ❤

IceWalker Studios

Hope u doin good now king👑

Wong Vun Yu

3 years now, how's buddy

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