"Drowning" as written by Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber....
Trouble with the world is we're too busy
To think about it, all right
Why is there a rebel flag hanging
From the state house walls
Tired of hearin' this s***
About heritage not hate
Time to make the world a better place

Why must we hate one another
Well, no matter what we gotta live together
Just that you don't look like me
Tell me what do you see
When we pa** on the street
What do you wanna see

P.E.'s coming is all I gotta say
Wanna turn and run away
They're just telling you how they see it
Right or wrong they don't care
You wish that they would quit

Drowning in a sea of tears
Hatred trying to hide your fears
Living only for yourself
Hating everybody else
'Cause they don't look like you

Nancy singing it's a hard life
Wherever you go
About some fat racist living in Chicago
Trying to teach his kids to hate everyone
Well, tell me why is that something
You wanna teach your son

Why must we hate one another
When the people in the church
They tell me you're my brother
You don't walk like me, I said that
You don't talk like me, saying
Go back to Africa
I just don't understand

Drowning in a sea of tears
Hatred trying to hide your fears
Living only for yourself
Hating everybody else
'Cause they don't look like you
Don't look like you

Drowing
I'm trying to be someone
That he could look up to, but
When I walk down the street
Tell me what do you see
I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a man
No I'm not like you
Why do you hate me so
I don't know
I don't know, I don't know

Hating everybody else
'Cause they don't look like you

Oh drowning
Hating everybody else
'Cause they don't look like you

Drowning


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"Drowning" as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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    General CommentI think it's kinda obvious that this one is about how some people hate others for stupid reasons, and the confusion caused by it.
    wolfperson1on September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great although i dont always agree that the confederate flag is about hate. hootie and the blowfish are a real great band
    dorkalerton December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentstop the hate, we need more lyrics like this
    LSDuseron January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite line: "When I walk down the street, tell me what do you see
    I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a man"

    Why can't we just look at all people as people? Nothing more or less.
    ChloeGirldieon March 01, 2009   Link

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