I fell in love with a little girl who followed me down
to the sea, a little girl with broken legs who begged,
"Bury your seal coat, mama, and stay with me
for seven more years..."
and in the moonlight, we dug a hole in the sand
with a broken scooped shell, and I put my old life
inside, I put my life
in her small smoothing hands, and she destroyed me;
she took every pearl I ever had,
took them for her own...
I've forgotten the song of the waves;
I doubt I will ever hear it again
until this whole world turns blue.