Dive Down

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Dive Down
I wrote this song after hearing the story of David Shaw, a diver. He was with diving friends as they dove into an extremely dark and dangerous cave. One of the divers got caught, lost his air and died underwater- his body caught down in that cave. David Shaw decided to take this dangerous dive again to retrieve the body of his friend. He managed to untangle the body, but then he also lost air and died,floating to the top with the body in his arms.
A tragic story of sacrifcial love.This story touched me deeply as I felt a profound spiritual connection with it. God knows the darkness that is inside of me, but is willing to dive down and clean up what is dead to make me whole again.

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DIVE DOWN
You dove into my deep and you pulled out the death from me
you dove into my innards and pulled out a lie.
you dove into my deep and you pulled out the death from me
you dove into my darkness and there you did die

Hold your breath, you’ll be breathing dirty air from now on.
Leave your home from above and dive down for love.
Into the blackness, into the deep where darkness sucks up any light it does see, dive down

You dove down to the bottom to bring up the corpse left you wrestled to grab him, was left without any air
you floated to the top with the body in your arms of love
darkness filled the sky raining glories of love’s goodbye

You can handle all the monsters and death and demons too
that lurk inside the oceans of our deepest darkest zoo
so shine your light within me, clean up these dead bones
I’m gonna ask you one thing, just don’t leave me alone
Don’t leave me alone, Don’t leave me alone!

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from SEE ME HUMAN, released July 21, 2017
Sally Grayson:Text,Vocals, Lapsteel
David Arzt: Guitar
Bertram Oeler: Bass
Zar Monta Cola: Drums

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