On a crowded beach in a distant time At the height of summer; see a boy of five At the water's edge so nimble and free Jumping over the ripples, looking way out to sea
Now a man comes up from amongst the throng Takes the young boy's hand, and his hand is strong And the child feels safe, yeah, the child feels brave As he's carried in those arms up and over the waves
Deeper water, deeper water, deeper water, calling him on Let's move forward now and the child's seventeen With a girl in the back seat, tugging at his jeans And she knows what she wants; she guides with her hand As a voice cries inside him: "I'm a man! I'm a man!"
Deeper water, deeper water, deeper water, calling him on Now the man meets a woman, unlike all the rest He doesn't know it yet, but he's out of his depth And he thinks he can run; it's a matter of pride But he keeps coming back like a cork on the tide
Well the years hurry by, and the woman loves the man Then one night in the dark she grabs hold of his hand Says: "There, can you feel it kicking inside?" And the man gets a shiver right up and down his spine
Deeper water, deeper water, deeper water, calling him on So the clock moves around, and the child is a joy But Death doesn't care just who it destroys Now the woamn gets sick, thins down to the bone She says: "Where I'm going next, I'm going alone."
Deeper water, deeper water On a distant beach, lonely and wild At a later time, see a man and a child And the man takes the child up into his arms Takes her over the breakers To where the water is calm
Deeper water, deeper water Deeper water, calling them on