Shallow Water
Sunrise And Memories Lyrics


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I keep on walking down the same old streets
where every single sign reads ‘you and me’.
I’ve known love and I’ve heard the voices you would never chase.
You were something else and I got scared.

Became the thundercloud inside your head,
bringing lots of noise but not a drop of rain.
Like that time I told you sometimes it’s just cool to let it go
and I went mad because I knew I was wrong.
Yes, I went mad because I knew I was wrong.

We were the only nonbelievers who got to see the face of God,
making love by the shallow waters in the sun.
Oh, never been so happy as when I didn’t know I was happy,
swimming naked with your laughter ringing long after you were gone.

Now pretty laughing eyes got sick and tired of crying
so she went ahead and bought a new summer dress.
Just to think of you my love used to feel like dying,
still I’m trying.
Did I scare you away? Hey, did I put you off?

Context missing, there is no caption, just a picture,
a morning shower raining down on some misguided creature.
Out of focus like your daydreams when you meet me
in the morning, half awake and half awaiting.

We were the only nonbelievers who got to see the face of God,
making love by the shallow waters in the sun.




Oh, never been so happy as when I didn’t know I was happy,
swimming naked with your laughter ringing long after you were gone.

Overall Meaning

The song "Shallow Water" by Sunrise And Memories tells the story of a ship that drifts ashore from a foreign land. This once grand and prideful ship is beaten up and bruised by the forces of nature, and her crew has been overthrown. The ship is now deadly and daunting and lay still as the darkness faded. The lyrics create a sense of defeat and sorrow, as this once magnificent vessel is now a mere shadow of her former self. We learn that the ship has come to stay on these shallow waters, unloading illness from far away. The voyage that was intended to be extravagant, is now abruptly ended due to the turn of the tide.


The story then shifts to a young orphan boy who sees the ship drift ashore on that fateful night. He is filled with excitement and decides to climb onboard. The young boy is described to have a mind that is bold and juvenile, as he pays no attention to the potential dangers of climbing onboard the ship. The boy brings a cross and a wooden sword with him as he sets out on this adventure. The ship's hull has inscriptions of crossed bones and a skull, which would have deterred most people, but not the boy. For him, this is an adventure that brings him joy.


Overall, the lyrics of "Shallow Water" tell a story of defeat, sadness, and unexpected adventure. The haunting melody, coupled with the gut-wrenching lyrics, create a poignant and melancholic atmosphere that captivates listeners.


Line by Line Meaning

She drifted ashore from foreign land
The ship arrived at the shore after traveling from a distant, unknown country


Her grandness and pride had gone
The ship was no longer majestic and proud as it had been before


All beat up and bruised by nature's hand
The ship was damaged and wounded by the forces of nature, such as storms and waves


Her crew had been overthrown
The crew had lost control and were defeated, possibly by a mutiny or an attack


Deadly and daunting she laid still, as darkness faded
The ship was dangerous and intimidating as it lay motionless at dawn


In shallow waters she came to stay
The ship ran aground in a shoal and could not move anymore


Unloading illness from far away
The ship carried a disease or infection from a distant land


Her maiden voyage, an extravagant ride
The ship's first journey was a luxurious and impressive experience


Abruptly ended, a turn of the tide
The voyage was suddenly interrupted and changed because of unexpected events


The orphan had seen her drift that night
The boy had witnessed the ship drifting towards the shore in the darkness


Excited to climb onboard
The boy was thrilled to explore the abandoned ship


He waited until the morning light
The boy patiently waited until it was daylight to go on the ship


Brought a cross and his wooden sword
The boy brought religious and imaginary protection with him


Such a bold, juvenile mind
The boy was daring and confident but lacked experience and wisdom


No second thoughts of what he might find
The boy did not consider the potential dangers or risks of exploring the ship


Inscriptions on the hull
There were carvings or writings on the ship's exterior


Crossed bones, and a skull
The carvings depicted death and danger, likely indicating the ship's dark past


Did not deter this boy
The warnings and symbols did not discourage the boy from exploring the ship


A good adventure brought him joy
The boy found excitement and happiness in his risky exploration of the ship




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Written by: Yuri Méndez

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@donathonwilkerson3524

There's a light in my eyes
That's setting for you
Through my mind
Through the skies
I can't get it right

In my head
I go ahead
Remembering years of shame
Yesterday live in pain
I don't want to fight anymore

It's time to share the warning
I'm looking for an answer
I just want to be
Right there with you
I really wanted to come down
But now I'm not my own
I wanna rise above the surface
These memories are getting worse

I was right from the start
I wanted to hold us
In the the bottom of the sea
I feel it in me

Until the end
It's grabbing me
How do I get released?
My lungs are getting empty
Please forgive me

It's time to share the warning
I'm looking for an answer
I just want to be
Right there with you
I really wanted to come down
But now I'm not my own
I wanna rise above the surface
These memories are getting worse

I won't let go
(TIL THE END )
I won't let go
Til the end of time

It's time to share the warning
I'm looking for an answer
I just want to be
Right there with you
I really wanted to come down
But now I'm not my own
I wanna rise above the surface
These memories are getting worse



@sunriseandmemories

There's a light in my eyes
That's shining for you
Through my mind
Through the skies
I can't get it right

In my head
I go ahead
Remembering I was afraid
Yesterday will never pay
I don't want to play anymore

Inside the shallow water
I'm looking for an answer
I just want to be
Higher and higher
I never wanted to dive down
But now I'm not my own
I wanna rise above the surface
These memories I can't erase

I was right from the start
I wanted to hold on
Seeing the bottom of the sea
I feel it in me

I feel the hands grabbing me
Although I can't believe
My lungs getting empty
Please forgive me

Inside the shallow water
I'm looking for an answer
I just want to be
Higher and higher
I never wanted to dive down
But now I'm not my own
I wanna rise above the surface
These memories I can't erase

I won't let go (I won't let go)
Til the end of time (end of time)

Inside the shallow water
I'm looking for an answer
I just want to be
Higher and higher
I never wanted to dive down
But now I'm not my own
I wanna rise above the surface
These memories I can't erase



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@__THE3NTITY__

Jimmie is so damn good...DBA will never be what they once were without him:)),this just killed DBA!!

@alansosymor8579

Jimmie Strimell parts:
1:06 Screams
1:44 Clean vocal
2:10 Both sing the verse
2:34 Jimmie Clean Vocal
2:50 Jimmie and Julien sing this part

@sunriseandmemories

Sony Nameless Exactly 😉

@dadbod2.049

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Amazing work , guys! 🔥🔥🔥
Edit: a lot of people really wanted to hear Jimmies cleans after all these years I see 😃 thank you for delivering 🙏.

@fredrickahenda6505

I'm a simple Kenyan,when I've discovered new awesome band I become their follower

@Audiopr0

I usually don't like this kind of music, but this song, damn!

@wooblycat

Good song 😍😍😍 i'm a Paraguayan and your style is very great

@breannaelwood-connor8211

I was introduced to this band today, i have to say, it is AMAZING! Julien Bouffard did amazing vocals, the vibe to this is just relaxing, but also hits deep.

@sunriseandmemories

Thank you so much! :)

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