We can swim the mountain(So it was two in the morning, and I spelled his name Nillsen on the first try. My interpretation fits the time of morning, too.)
We can climb the sea
We can thumping to the gyre
But we will never freebie
No we will never freebie
We could make each other happy
I know we could make each other happy
I wanna make each other happy
Okay, since I took the trouble to post this a day and a bit ago, I guess I should unpack it now that I have a little time.
Climbing the mountain and swimming the sea are metaphors for struggle. But the mountain and the sea are made analogies to the distance between people, and the song is about trying to get across the gap between.
And the fire is not the heat of sexual lust. Rather, it is the refiner's fire Isaiah and other prophets in various scripture talk about.
Relationships are a struggle, and the freedom many people expect from ideal relationships just never happens.
The struggle shakes us up and breaks us down, but we can still make each other happy.
And my post-midnight solipsissm, well, it's definitely hyperbolic.