Tidal Wave
Owl City Lyrics


I wish I could cross my arms and cross your mind
'Cause I believe you'd unfold your paper heart and wear it on your sleeve
All my life I wish I broke mirrors instead of promises
'Cause all I see is a shattered conscience staring right back at me
I wish I had covered all my tracks completely
'Cause I'm so afraid, is that the light at the far end of the tunnel or just the train
Lift your arms, only heaven knows where the danger grows
And it's safe to say there's a bright light up ahead and help is on the way

I forget the last time I felt brave, I just recall insecurity
'Cause it came down like a tidal wave and sorrow swept over me

Depression please cut to the chase and cut a long story short
Oh please be done, how much longer can this drama afford to run
Fate looks sharp, severs all my ties and breaks whatever doesn't bend
But sadly then, all my heavy hopes just pull me back down again

I forget the last time I felt brave, I just recall insecurity
'Cause it came down like a tidal wave and sorrow swept over me
Then I was given grace and love
I was blind but now I can see
'Cause I've found a new hope from above
And courage swept over me

It hurts just to wake up whenever you're wearing thin
Alone on the outside
So tired of looking in
The end is uncertain
And I've never been so afraid
But I don't need a telescope to see that there's hope
And that makes me feel brave

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Written by: MATTHEW THIESSEN, ADAM YOUNG

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Bright feather

I wish I could cross my arms and cross your mind
'Cause I believe you'd unfold your paper heart and wear it on your sleeve
All my life I wish I broke mirrors instead of promises
'Cause all I see is a shattered conscience staring right back at me
I wish I had covered all my tracks completely
'Cause I'm so afraid, is that the light at the far end of the tunnel or just the train
Lift your arms, only heaven knows where the danger grows
And it's safe to say there's a bright light up ahead and help is on the way
I forget the last time I felt brave, I just recall insecurity
'Cause it came down like a tidal wave and sorrow swept over me
Depression please cut to the chase and cut a long story short
Oh please be done, how much longer can this drama afford to run
Fate looks sharp, severs all my ties and breaks whatever doesn't bend
But sadly then, all my heavy hopes just pull me back down again
I forget the last time I felt brave, I just recall insecurity
'Cause it came down like a tidal wave and sorrow swept over me
Then I was given grace and love
I was blind but now I can see
'Cause I've found a new hope from above
And courage swept over me
It hurts just to wake up whenever you're wearing thin
Alone on the outside
So tired of looking in
The end is uncertain
And I've never been so afraid
But I don't need a telescope to see that there's hope
And that makes me feel brave



William Fernet-Ducharme

My review of the album:
Track 1: 10/10
Track 2: 6/10
Track 3: 8/10
Track 4: 10/10
Track 5: 10/10
Track 6: 3/10
Track 7: 8/10
Track 8: 9/10
Track 9: 10/10
Track 10: 10/10
Track 11: 10/10
Track 12: 8/10

My rating for this album: 85/100

Favorite tracks: Fireflies, Cave In, The Saltwater Room, Vanilla Twilight, Umbrella Beach, The Tip of the Iceberg
Least favorites: Dental Care



All comments from YouTube:

Joseph S.

CRIMINALLY underrated song, this captures Adam's older style. It's why I still bump his shit to this day.

Infiltrator

@Launa Seiling He's not hurting anyone by swearing so I don't see why it's a big deal 🙄

Launa Seiling

true but just don't swear. its not needed.

James Lutz

This was the title of an episode of the Ben Shapiro show. XD

Ebenezer Nongkynrih

Same here ✌

Christopher Johnson

Totally my guilt pleasure

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T3dda B4ra

I'm here 'cause there was this dude who wrote a comment saying this song gave him hope to keep living, and he's glad he is alive, I'm glad too. such a good song.

Toa Hero

"Is that the light at the far end of the tunnel, or just the train"
This line really resonates with me, for whatever reason.

Gotten37

Reminds me of No Leaf Clover:

Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train coming your way

Jhopanie Lucas

"but i dont need a telescope to see that theres hope and that makes me feel brave"

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