Fan Theories

Name: Bri

Gorgeous. What I read into this song is that it is about a relationship that a guy cant get over. The relationship was just carlessly tossed away like a stone across the sea. He cant get over the girl. She has taken part of him with her. She doesnt seem to care. He is made of "a hard skin". He doesn't know why this girl has affected him the way she did. He is searching to be himself again. He doesn't know how to get that piece of himself back. He goes to the "sea", to try be himself again. To try and get over the girl. It doesn't work. Things remind him of her. "The phone not ringing, it echoes in my head". All he thinks about is her. "See my friends in a crowd of you". He cant escape his feeling. He doesn't know why.

Whenever he thinks the feeling is going away, something happens and he feels pain again. "my bones break, but when they mend, that stone (the hurt) returns again." The pain he feels is compared to hitting a child with a stone. The pain just wont leave. He doesn't know why.

Name: Vicki

This song is about a relationship you can seem to get over and there is so much pain. But I think it's just about pain in general and letting it all hurt and frustration out; not only about a relationship.

"I am made of a hard skin/So I don't know how so much pain still gets in." Here, we see that he is trying to prove that he is strong and doesn't understand how he can be hurt so easily. We see that he can heal -- or thinks he has healed -- and the pain just comes back where it goes "My bones break, when they mend, the stone returns again."

We see that the reason he gets hurt so easily is because he will not let his emtions show. He just keeps things bottled up inside and when things are too much to take, the "wounds from inside, they are blow open wide."

Where he "[goes] down to the sea", it's just a time of reflection, to think things over, to just "breathe the air". Because after keeping things bottled up inside for so long, you need some time and fresh air and something beautiful (like the sea) to help clear your mind.

I think the frustration and all is just too much to handle, and he basically explodes. I think where he starts to sing "There's a sound of the phone, not ringing, it echoes in my home...", he finally broke down and told this girl how he feels and what's going on inside his head.


I am made of a hard skin
So I don't know how so much
Pain still gets in
Stars between, you and me, my friend
A stone within, skips across the sea and smokes a child

So I go down to the sea
Where I will breath the air yeah-e-yeah
Take back your piece of me
I let it bleed out

Outrage, from within
My bones break
But when they mend
The stone returns again

So I go down to the sea
Where I will breath air
Take back your piece of me
I breath, breath yeah-e-yeah

Wounds from inside
Blown open wide
Open wide
Then I breathe
Breath, yeah-a-yeah

Wounds from inside
They are blown open
There's a sound of the phone
Not ringing
It echoes in my home
See all my friends in a crowd of you
Tell me why I'm so goddamn alone
And I felt I could do anything
That's why I make you see for me
Say it's not fair
But across the sea,
The stone takes a chunk of change from me

I can't wait for a long time
Step to me
Take a step back boy
Take a chunk of change again

Just let me go down to the sea Where I will breath
Breathe air yeah-e-eah
Take back your piece of me
And let it bleed, bleed, yeah-e-yeah

Wounds from inside
But they are
Blown open wide
Open wide

Song Info


Kevin Cadogan
Brad Hargreaves
Stephan Jenkins
Arion Salazar

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1999 Demo

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