the saltwater holds all her memories. like waterfalls her thoughts cascade into melting imagery reflections and crystals over the sea she is so romantic with the night sky that she will never love the day. ocean’s daughter. the container of mystic waters. her pain haunts her. the howls she hears that nobody else can. the feeling that she is just too much, but then again, nothing at all. in the river of her veins i can swim to treasure chests. i am lead into oceanic heaven, i am free of my body and my worries. i am following a sovereign of the sea -cherry
“SHE SITS POISED & REGAL, TRANQUIL BUT STRONG HER MAHOGANY SKIN, BEING KISSED SLOWLY BY THE SUN HER BEAUTY TASTE OF HONEY, HER LIPS ARE BEE STUNG GAZE UPON HER TOO LONG, YOU WILL HEAR NEGRO SPIRITUALS BEING SUNG WRAPPED IN SILK SOAKED IN PEACHES, THE SWEETNESS OVERFLOWS HER PRIDE SWELLS LIKE A SEED & BEGINS TO GROW, WHILE LILLIES OF PURITY, BASK IN THE GLOW A CROWN OF LOCS, ADORN HER HEAD, SOMETIMES REFERRED TO, SIMPLY AS DREADS THE EVIDENCE OF ANCESTORS, AS STRONG AS THE SEA SHE LONGS TO BE NO OTHER…SHE LONGS ONLY TO BE
If you look at the bottom left corner of the screen, you’ll see Maya has sheet music for Girl From Ipanema. This is a jazz standard that is actually typically sung by women, no pronouns changed. (My favorite version is Amy Winehouse.)
Anyway, the first verse goes Tall and tan and young and lovely The girl from Ipanema goes walkin’ And when she passes Each one she passes goes ‘Ahh”
This, I think is referring to multiple girls liking Lucas. Not saying everyone, but it’s basically saying that Maya isn’t the only one in the running, that she has someone in the way.
Oh, but I watch her so sadly How can I tell her I love her Yes, I would give my heart gladly But each day when she walks to the sea She looks straight ahead not at me
This is pretty obvious. It shows that though Maya has feelings for him, he is oblivious and cannot have him. (There’s another verse but it’s basically just a reiteration of the first verse.)
So this wasn’t very mindblowing, but it’s just another little clue planted by the writers
[EDIT: So I got a lot of notes about why this is about rilaya rather than lucaya. The reason I spoke about lucaya was because I thought the narrative route the show is heading down gave evidence for them, and because this is traditionally a song where gender is typically not important/irrelevant. I also thought that once gender was cast aside, the lyrics made sense to be about Lucas. That said, I see so much evidence for rilaya, especially because Riley has a lot of suitors (Farkle, Lucas, Charlie) and maya wouldn’t think Riley would like her that way. Thanks for the feedback, I love widening my perspectives about my theories.)
She knew it was brief The moment empty Except for delusional expectations Of what it could lead to She knew it would go nowhere Not past tonight Not even past this pub Not even past this pint It was an idea wrapped In the body of a man Weaved through the inner workings of his mind His ideas and thoughts So tempting and appealing A meeting of broken minds And drifting souls Not yet lost But rather at sea As if floating on the turbulent Riot of water As the waves crashed and broke Their souls were both unanchored Searching for weight And in each other They found a brief, Momentary life raft On which to cling So they spoke Their eyes met and lingered At times too long At times not long enough She felt that rush inside her stomach As if the waves were now buoyant and welcomed Her soul bounced happily on the sea She hoped he felt the same But she knew it didn’t matter For it seemed unlikely to be She reached her hand across the bar Her fingers delicately grazing The fabric of his shirt sleeve Playing with its buttons He let her fingers stay there He suddenly grabbed her chin With the ends of his fingers And stared Deeply Purposefully Longingly Lovingly Lost Like his sea lost soul Had found its anchor Their noses pushed against each other She felt the intimacy So powerful it electrified her nerves And he kissed her Vigorously With great purpose and conviction The kind of kiss to end all doubt And bring infinite hope He pulled back He let go She sat back He knew it was perfect It was eternal Yet it could never be Stared into her green eyes As he grabbed his coat Running into the street The cobblestones Challenging his drunken step As his warm Enchanted breath Hung frozen In winter’s midnight air.