not one more word tonight
between here and there
we'll put a distance the size of the ocean
so now his heart can beat a skipping rhythm
as the cadence carries me
i almost drift away
far enough to forget
that when it comes you cannot hesitate
and when found i will write an account
and seal it in an envelope
addressed to your last known residence

and we sink, and we drown
and what is lost can never be found
well these arms did swim until the lungs pulled in
the panic was lost in a deep understanding
that you will see what is wrong with everything
what is wrong with you and me
they make all the right reasons to fuck it up
you're gonna fuck it up


Lyrics submitted by b-pot

Sink, Florida, Sink song meanings
Add your thoughts

33 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General Commentfor me, this song is very metaphoric. i think, it's about a relationship, the boy and the girl are still together, but they drifted apart. in the end, they couldn't talk together and between them there was a 'distance the size of the oceans'. the guy who sing this song drift more and more away from his girlfriend, the cadence carrie's him almost far enought to forget his love, but then he remember to it and tries to find a way back to his girl.

    but he can't, he 'swims in the big oceans, longing to his gf', until he's finished and so they sink and drown in the ocean of their lost love. and the panic of drowning goes under with the realazion, what went wrong with them and that in fact they made everything right to 'fuck it up', to brake their love...
    Chris_1006on May 31, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe way this song has connected with me goes something like this. There are two people in love. They've come to the end of their relationship and they had their last moment where maybe everything they wanted to say didn't get said. To be specific the character speakin in the lyrics. Now they've moved on with their lives and are faraway from one another. The guy is sure if he would have said what he had to instead of just letting his lover go everything would be different. He's haunted by these thoughts and wants to just write it down and see if the love he lost would read it and would change their mind. By the next verse you can safely assume their romance was spent by the ocean or shoreline of some sort and the person has come back to his senses and metaphorically explains how their love is gone and he really can't change it as bad he wants to. It's all over. The woahs are giant sighs or this pressure being alliviated of the shoulders of a jaded lover.
    EcayceIVon February 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of Hero and Leander. Leander swims to Hero by way of her lighting a candle to guide him. Aphrodite gets angry and causes the waves stir and the wind to stifle the light of the candle. With nothing left to guide Leander to shore, he tires and drowns ("Well these arms did swim, until the lungs pulled in").

    He tricks Hero into believing that the Goddess of love would not accept a priestess that was a virgin, coaxing her to bed him. He perverted the intention ("And you will see what is wrong with everything/what is wrong with you and me/Gave all the right reasons to fuck it up/You're gonna fuck it up")

    Long story short, they both die.
    Aethioson August 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such an early may sunny saturday song. le sigh. :-)
    getupkid191on May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, love it. <3
    ace0rzon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy friend owen likes this a lot. big ups to you, my homie. word to your motha.
    maggotbrainon December 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this song on rock against bush, vol. 1; it got me hooked to against me!
    go_pete_goon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclearly their best song.
    jolynon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really good song but not their best. "Pints Of Guiness Make You Strong" "Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35%" "Those Anarcho Punx Are Mysterious" "Baby I'm An Anarchist".
    TheVinchenzoon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe a reference to the 2000 election? I thought maybe so since it was on the Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 comp., but not all songs were political.
    "his heart can beat a skipping rhythm"-election result anxiety?
    "what is lost can never be found" -the votes?
    "they make all the right reasons to fuck it up" -fairly self-explanitory.

    The "Florida" in the title is probably what makes me think so.

    However, the whole song doesn't match up to that explanation.
    Anyone kind of see where I'm coming from?
    thirtythirtythreeon June 21, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain