Seas Too Far to Reach (6:54)

Cover of Down the River of Golden Dreams

From Down the River of Golden Dreams and 3 other releases

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The ladies in my dream are so obliging. They come on down to do the things I need. Whether skies are calm or cut apart by lightning, they're always there to minister to me. And at break of dawn they're sweetly shining, and at quiet of midnight, cold and dim, they say "don't harm him." And when I wake just as their eyes are crying, I see that bed and I just want to climb back in. But let's gather up your friends and drive up to that country inn. We can stay there, feeling water warmly wash across our skin, giving back all of our tears so that we can cry them again. You want to tell your dad you can't believe he's dying, but let's just walk on down the hall and shut our mouths. The AM radio is broken down and crying as on this hour drive we're silent to ourselves. Let's go back up to your house, take our clothes off, and just push and pull ourselves until we're deep inside of sleep. And with your body next to me, its sleepy sighing sounds like waves upon a sea too far to reach. But I'll gather up my men and try to sail on it again, and we'll walk and quietly talk all through the country of your skin, made up of pieces of the places that you've dreamed and that you've been. We will sleep outside in tents upon this unfamiliar land, and in the morning we'll awake, as a foreign dawning breaks, my men and I we will awake and try

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  • thrashdeth

    Perfect <3

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • daysrunaway

    "and we'll walk and quietly talk all through the country of your skin." beautiful.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SamBeamsBeard

    I can't get over how many different emotions Will manages to pack into one song. SO GOOD.

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ohlihveeah

    "with your body next to me, its sleepy sighing sounds like waves upon a sea too far to reach" is one of the most perfect lines of any song ever.

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • PO0P

    first melody sounds just like cheap reward by elvis costello

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bloodsugarr

    one of my favourite songs ever. love the endig damn much. his voice is so amazing, i love okkervil river

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
  • youremyfavorite

    good lord that man is talented!

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • yomanhiphopper

    very nice guitar playing in this one!

    8 Apr 2009 Reply
  • DrewdaJew

    is it just me, or is this song about trying to impregnate a woman? "my men" being his sperm.

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
  • loof_

    This is how you end an album. :)

    10 Jul 2008 Reply
  • schnerzz

    la la la, la lalalala, lalalala lalalalaaa lalala la lalalal laaa lalala laaa lalalalaaa...... :)

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • schnerzz

    love the way will sheff uses his voice, so expressive

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
  • johannlin

    9 Mar 2008 Reply
  • theycallhimfry

    great end to an amazing album

    6 Jun 2007 Reply
  • ExcessiveClap

    What a wonderful song. I love it.

    28 Dec 2006 Reply
  • brockginther

    Fucking gorgeous.

    3 Nov 2006 Reply

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