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Sleight of hand,
Jump off the end.
Into a clear lake,
No one around.

Just dragonflies,
Flying to the side.
No one gets hurt,
You're doing nothing wrong.

Slide your hand,
Jump off the end.
The water's clear and innocent.
The water's...


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    Sep 23rd, 9:55am report

    Its about the passing of his wife and her slow departure struggling with cancer. He tells her she's doing nothing wrong, letting her know its ok for her to let go and end her suffering, most likely because shes afraid of leaving him to grieve. He seems to also be letting go knowing she will be at peace.


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    Jul 26th, 2016 7:58pm report

    I think the song is about being a younger person who is masterbating and/or indulging in sexual fantasies and who is trying to feel ok with it. The singer is advising his younger self that they've done nothing wrong and aren't hurting anyone and that they shouldn't feel guilty about those sexual impulses.


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    Feb 18th, 2012 2:34pm report

    I thinks its about guy who has hurt people in the past with his tricks/lies "sleight of hand" he feels horrible about it so now he wants to commit suicide to never hurt anyone again, in a clear lake, to purify his sins

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