Will You See Me Right

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Guest Musicians

Gabriel Dresdale (cello)
Casey Erdmann (vocals)
Tim Reid (guitar)


Behind the Song

Will You See Me Right is loosely based on the Maori legend of Pania of the Reef, where a Maori chief falls in love with a beautiful maiden who lived in the sea. I imagined them separated by the vast oceans, with her whispered enchantment coming to the chief as a message in a bottle. The chief, under her spell, sets out against all odds to reach his Pania. The listener can draw their own conclusion as to whether or not our chief reaches his love. That will depend on if you imagine the sails of the vessel filled with the favorable winds of hope or with the dark gales of despair.


Lyrics

I’m gonna build me a boat ~ Sail away to you ~ Float like a bottle with a note ~ On that ocean blue ~ While the odds are remote ~ That I ever reach your shore ~ In this world there ain’t nothing given ~ ‘Cept for life and death and nothing more ~ In the arvos where you wait ~ The sand still holds the sun ~ The warm touch upon your flesh ~ You wait for me to come ~ To heaven our secrets we’ll confide ~ In God zone my song will be sung ~ One day you’ll feel me within ~ I’ll thunder like a distant drum ~ Will you see me right ~ Through the stormy gray seas ~ That old moon pullin’ tides ain’t got nothing on you ~ Your gravity is pulling me ~ I’ll cover you like the rising tide ~ Wash away past lovers’ names in that sand ~ And with it we’ll build our castle ~ A kingdom near the Queensland ~ All we can do is hold out hope ~ For the heavens do conspire ~ For the bottle with a note to float on forever ~ Proving love foolish and better left to liars ~ Will you see me right ~ Through the stormy gray seas ~ That old moon pullin’ tides ain’t got nothing on you ~ Your gravity is pulling me ~ Will you see me right ~ Through the stormy gray seas ~ That old moon pullin’ tides ain’t got nothing on you ~ Your gravity is pulling me