What does Navy Song mean?

Billy Talent: Navy Song Meaning

Tagged: War [suggest]
Album cover for Navy Song album cover

Navy Song Lyrics

Time... rolling along with the waves,
A thousand miles away
Holding you close in the rain,
Seems just like yesterday

Lost... hope in a faraway place
And in my hand remains,
A black and white print of a face,
I'll never see again

I...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2011 !⃝

    i personally thinks its about all wars fought on the waves and skies obove them it is deffinetly not about love or iraq billy talent is canadian and i don't think care to much about what george bush did and what the u.s is doing over there

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 9th 2011 !⃝

    To the rest, remember it probably is not about the Iraq war, because Billy Talent is a Canadian band. I think it's just really what it sounds like, maybe like WWII or I because of the 'black and white print'. It's about a soldier in the Navy whose boat is sunk and the crew is killed.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2011 !⃝

    This song reminds me of D-Day of World War II.

    "Beneath the sky of hate,
    Beyond the sea of pain,
    In heaven I will wait,
    Until we meet again"

    Largest combined air-land-sea battle.
    Sky of hate ~ air force
    sea of pain ~ navy
    in heaven...
    The brotherhood would be found again, because many of their men died due to fighting on the front.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2008 !⃝

    The song is about the war in the Pacific. Said by the band members from Billy Talent themselves on the video. In the video, the image want to pay homage to all the soldiers dead in the battles.

    "Beneath the sky of pain"
    "Beyond the sea of pain"

    These lyrics talk about the hate between those who fought.

    "Cut down like lambs at slaughter"

    These lyrics talks about all the sunken ships and everyone who died within.

    "And in my hands remain"
    "A black and white print of a face"
    "I'll never see again"

    These aren't about love as you may think first, but about soldiers seeing their companions die in the fights.

    But when you think about the general theme once again, you could think about the World Wars. The lyrics also fit well in this theme.

    You know, I think there aren't only one interpretation to a song, but severals which most of the time points out human problems.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2007 !⃝

    This song is definitely about war, and losing faith, maybe in Iraq but I feel war and the navy in general.

    "Lost… hope in a faraway place
    And in my hand remains,
    A black and white print of a face,
    I’ll never see again"

    "Love… certain till death do us part,
    I’m drifting in the dark
    Wounded and wishing to fall,
    Into your faithful arms"

    A soldier loses hope and is demoralized from the constant bloodshed he has seen. He is sure of death and can now only think of his loved one who he has left, and the next time that they will meet.

    "I gave my life to save her
    The ocean turned to red
    In the fall, in the fall, when the tide took them all
    In the fall, in the fall, when the tide took them all
    Cut down like lambs at slaughter,
    Good men were left for dead
    In the fall, in the fall, when the tide took them all
    In the fall, in the fall, when the tide took them all"

    I think they used fall as it changes from warmth to coldness and when things start to die. The ocean turned to red, the blood/life of dead soldiers being swept away by the current either on a beach or in the ocean.

    "Beneath the sky of hate,
    Beyond the sea of pain,
    In heaven I will wait,
    Until we meet again"

    More war imagery of battle ships and bombers reinforcing the war machine and his love for his soul mate.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 21st 2007 !⃝

    Alright this is my first interpretation so here it goes.......

    this has nothing to do with a ship it is a metephor for the u.s and the war with iraq. "in the fall" represents september 11th and the beginning of iraq war. "her" is either a representation of the united states and freedom, or it is a double metephor for the soldiers loved ones. They where killed by the "tide" or iraqi fleets. good men where left for dead by george bush. and it shows the resemblence of the families of troops and how all they have is pictures and the thought of meeting them in heaven


    idk this is my interpretation-pat

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2007 !⃝

    if you ask me, I personally think it's about D-day, one because it says they were cut down like lambs at slaughter... Its a good metaphor for being "cut down" by something like say a machine gun. Two, because D-day took place in the summer and in by the fall the blood, the fallen shells, dead soldiers and the memory of them were taken by the tide... but that's if you ask me

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2007 !⃝

    I think that the song is about a man and his girlfriend and he would do anything for her but she breaks up with him and he commits suicide

    Beneath the sky of hate,
    Beyond the sea of pain,
    In heaven I will wait,
    Until we meet again

    but it could also be about a man who joined the navy and as mentioned before his ship was going down and as this was happening he was thinking about his wife.

    but there are a lot of ways this song could be interperted so its hard to tell.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2007 !⃝

    This song is about a man who is in love with a woman, and they are on a Navy ship, and as the ship sinks, he sacrifices his life to save his girlfriend.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2007 !⃝

    This guy is about to die, and he is thinking if his girlfriend before he dies...he knows he is going to dye because the ship is going down and he sees all the other men dying

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2006 !⃝

    I think this song just uses the navy as a sort of metaphor and it's really about a break up. "I gave my life to save her, good men we're left for dead". It's all symbolism. At least that's what I think.

  12. St.J
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    Jul 7th 2006 !⃝

    Hounoring Navy and how they gave their lives to protect us.


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