TUNE Folkstar - Taken by the Sea
"Taken by the Sea" is the story of a woman who has been afflicted with a terminal illness. The only time she doesn't feel pain is when she is swimming in the sea, and she decides that she would like to slip away peacefully before she loses all sense of who she is and the pain becomes unbearable. The "Death with Dignity" movement is a controversial one which has lately triggered lots of debate, largely due to the outspokenness of Brittany Maynard. Maynard was a 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer who opted to legally end her own life in the state of Oregon when her pain became too great, rather than prolong her own suffering as well as that of her family. This is not a song advocating suicide, and I encourage anyone grappling with the pain of mental illness to seek professional help. This song is about a person taking her life into her own hands when medical science can no longer treat her.