RIptides and Undertows

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RIptides and Undertows

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Riptides and Undertows

V1
unpredicted
shifting sands
and changing currents
can move us in ways
we will never understand....
as does love
and ripple effects
spread so far
and wide

PC1
but it is the
unexpected riptides
and undertows
when we jump fully in
that carry us fast away

C
rip tides and undertows
take us to depths
we cannot control
we cannot know

rip tides and undertows
drown us in fear
we cannot control
we cannot let go

V2
unanticipated
rushing winds
changing wave patterns
can move us in ways
we may never intend....
as does loss
and wind erosion
spread so far
and wide

PC2
but it is the
unexpected riptides
and undertows
when we are alone
that carry us fast away

C
rip tides and undertows
take us to depths
we cannot control
we cannot know

rip tides and undertows
drown us in fear
we cannot control
we cannot let go

B
maybe it is just the perfect storm
maybe it becomes the new normal
maybe it is a cold front settling in
maybe it is places we've already been
but maybe it is more..
maybe this time ....it is the end

OUTRO
rip tides and undertows
(rip tides and undertows)
we cannot control
we cannot know
rip tides and undertows
(rip tides and undertows)
we cannot control
we cannot let go
rip tides and undertows...



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cindyrella's picture

I love how you use the rip tides and undertows and losing control. This will be a killer song!

Kristi's picture

Great descriptions to give quite an unsettling feeling throughout. The lines really stay faithful to the ocean elements while conveying the emotions. Love the metaphors! Super!

colgoo's picture

I love this. It makes me want to hit the beach and get ocean sounds to throw into the background during recording!!!

I can also picture this as a rock song with lots of percussion and guitars!

Acousticmaddie's picture

This is brillian writing"rip tides and undertows
drown us in fear
we cannot control
we cannot let go" great done,great structure and nicely done

fresh spotless youth's picture

I've found myself in the grips of a riptide and I totally freaked out and failed to do what one should. I was so close to the shore, thinking I was going to day, too embarrassed to call for help. What a great metaphor for relationships. This is really nicely structured and vivid

But some people are able to let go. They ride the riptide out, knowing the ocean will bring them back somewhere else. That's the other side of the riptide I guess: an exhilarating ride.