"Stay And Drown" as written by and James Ryan Black Arnold David Lanni....
Good God, have I been dreaming
This paralyzing feeling?
Was I left alone?
Where have you gone?
Were you somewhere else just sleeping?

If I wait to wake you
I'll never ask you

Would you take my hand in the deepest end
Would you stay and drown in me?
Take my hand in the deepest end
My open eyes see everything

But I'm passing all the days
Through a window pane
And as the scene would change
I'd stay the same

This paradise was nothing new
But the paradise gets tired of you
A single conversation
Stole my attention

Would you take my hand in the deepest end
Would you stay and drown in me?
Take my hand in the deepest end
Would you stay and drown in me?

My open eyes see everything
And you see nothing
And don't forget it

Take my hand in the deepest end
Would you stay and drown in me?
Take my hand in the deepest end
Would you stay and drown in me?

Take my hand in the deepest end
Would you stay and drown in me?
Would you stay and drown in me?
Would you stay and drown in me?


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"Stay and Drown" as written by James Ryan Black Arnold David Lanni

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is one my favorite songs by Finger Eleven. To me, this song about a person who feels like everything in his life is fucked up. One of those people that think or say to themselves, "I'm so fucked up." In the beginning, to me, it sounds like he's with someone who doesn't really notice that he is hurting and needs help. And this is why he says, "Was I left alone? Where have you gone? Were you somewhere else just sleeping?" And, "If I wait to wake you I'll never ask you Would you take my hand?" I think is saying that if he waits for her to realize what he is going through he might be waiting forever and never ask her for help. As most have said before me, I think he is asking her if she loves him enough to stay by his side while he tries to work through his problems. The part that really gives me this impression is "My open eyes see everything But I'm passing all the days through a window pane And as the scene would change I'd stay the same." The person feels like the majority of the people he sees are living happily and don't hurt like is and he is feeling like the world is moving all around him but he can't move past what pains him. So he feels like he is standing still and looking at the world through a window and the only thing that doesn't change is how bad he hurts. Something I, and I am sure many people, can identify with.
    Renholderon January 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy Favorite song off their 2nd album.
    This song hits way to close to home for me. few years back my girlfriend killed herself and that whole week leading up to it i was trying to find the words to tell her i loved her. I never got to, and i feel like if I just had been able to do it without being scared of what she would say she'd still be alive. Thats how i see this song, as my flash back to those days so long ago.
    horrorfan664on November 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is deeper and darker than one would observe from the surface. At one level this song likely pertains toward a perspective of quandary from someone who is reserved in their acknowledgement of love. But at another level, the romantic lead is either struggling with something and/or seeing the relationship struggle as he feels dragged down under. Will he wait until it is too late and the other has to drown with said romantic lead? Or will the other pull their head out of their butt before he is gone for good? 'His open eyes see everything' and 'don't forget it'!
    filtinatoron June 26, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti guess its about asking a girl if she really loves you. or something like that. im not good at this shit. but i love this song.
    NicK_hEdon December 12, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol.....nice try u dumb fuk, its about asking a girl is she will be with him forever and how as time passes bye it seems dat he jus sits dere and watches it through a window

    late - e
    pUnK eon January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat the...?

    basically you said pretty much the same thing you wanker...
    dordestellaon January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWill someone PLEASE tell "pUnKe" to learn how to spell?!??!?!?!?!!
    Please?
    It's so terrible that it hurts to read...
    charlotteon January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. It's a love song... in it's own weird way. Best Finger Eleven song out there.
    The_Philon May 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song : )
    linkkon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    Jennynesson June 20, 2002   Link

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