Bobby Darin: Beyond the Sea Meaning
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Beyond the Sea Lyrics
somewhere waiting for me
my lover stands on golden sands
and watches the ships that go sailin
Somewhere beyond the sea
she's there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
then straight to her arms
anonymous Sep 23rd, 2014 9:42pm report
For many reasons, this was 'our song' during our two years together. Tragically, however, in 2006, we were engaged in the January, married in the July & I was widowed in September, losing my husband to cancer aged just 29. This song epitomises everything about our separation by death & I visualise his spiritual life & our eventual reunion through the lyrics. Whatever the origin of the lyrics, it feels as though they were written for us.
anonymous Jan 25th, 1:20am report
It’s about the Ancient Greek King Cyex and his wife Queen Halcyon. He goes off to war in a ship - she pines for him standing in the waves and prays to be with him again. He dies at sea but then the goddess takes pity on her and they both turn into kingfishers and reunite.
anonymous Mar 22nd, 2018 3:49am report
I think it’s about a Man and woman that were together. Then he left to go be with another woman or other women and realize that he really loved her and she’s going to take him back and then he will no longer go sailing
anonymous Sep 23rd, 2014 9:21pm report
No, its not that deep. He's a sailor away from home and she's on land on the other side of the world. Its not about death; its about living.
anonymous Feb 22nd, 2013 2:38am report
It was written during WW2 for all the soldiers dreaming of their girls back home.
anonymous Dec 9th, 2012 12:21pm report
I agree with the comment about this song being about a couple separated by death. The lines about them reuniting "beyond the moon," "beyond the stars" seems, to me, to suggest that she's in heaven and that he will be there with her soon ("the sea" isn't literally the sea, but rather their separation; "sailing" isn't sailing, but living). Of course, this song works with a literal interpretation, as well.
anonymous May 15th, 2011 5:44pm report
I think that he's singing about his lost love, who's 'beyond the sea', or dead. He talks about 'sitting, just as before' and how happy they will be, once they're together. Instead of being sad at the loss of his lover maybe he's trying to make her feel better. (I'm more going for the interpretation as seen in the X-files. When Scullys dad dies and he asks this song to be played at his funeral.) I don't know. I think either as a sailor or whatever is a good interpretation. Mine is a little grim... but it's still a lovely song
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