"Afraid Not Scared" as written by and Ryan Adams....
Look at this ocean with everyone drowning, idiots
Screamin', and everyone sinking in slowly
We're surrounded
In the yellow lights of the city
Wasted as bodies, in bed with somebody
A touch away with nothing to do
We're surrounded

I'm really dying in here
I'm really dying in here
And I'm afraid - no I'm scared

She started freezing, lungs all collapsing
The momentum is passing
But the moment is eating us whole
We're surrounded
Put the guns in the water, they're turning to vodka
Triggering nothing we're sinking, the sea takes the ship

And I'm really dying in here
I'm really sying in here
And I'm afriad,
No I'm scared, no I'm scared
I'm just scared
Just let me down

I'm getting really cold and I'm looking at you
You're not moving
I'm getting really cold and I'm looking at you
You're not moving
I'm getting really cold and I'm looking at you

And you're not moving


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"Afraid Not Scared" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentThis song blew me away the first time I heard it, and it never ceases to whenever I listen to it. Ryan's music just keeps getting better and better.
    Sum1LsesChpstckon April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow
    inlovewithmusicon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentryan poured so much emotion into this song, but he does the same for all his music. i love him.
    Is_not_Amandaon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti get so worked up to this song. it makes me think of all the injustice ands tupidity and hurting in the world and i start going ape shit.l its good for before sport but i start listening to it on my i-pod and suddenly i'm starting fights and throwing shit around. its a big think when music gets my so riled up. the only other songs that make me get so damn indignant and upset are anema (tool) passive (apc) and dead drunks (deloris)
    deloris_4_presidenton August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHis music is hautingly beautiful even the more country stylings of whiskeytown have a haunting, yearning quality i love ryan adams i want to cook dinner for him
    orangeguitargirlon September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the part where the guns turn into vodka. It's an almost unbearably sad song, but that metaphor is so strange it somehow makes me smile.
    Diego8978on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti know it has such deep meaning, but every time i hear it I just think of the movie Titanic, lol... :)

    "I'm getting really cold and I'm looking at you
    You're not moving."
    ShotGunGirlon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I got the same idea about Titanic too.
    But I have a feeling the drowning and sinking is more of a metaphorical falling apart.
    BasketOfFishon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't this about his then girlfriend dying of lung cancer? And it reminds you assholes of Titanic...ffs
    Beekarryon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about telling someone how you truly feel about them - you're not afraid to talk to them or release your feelings but your scared about the future when they give you that look saying "I don't see you like that/I don't want ot be with you. They're shocked and even by them not moving or responding you know you've lost them from that empty gaze.
    left the porchon August 02, 2007   Link

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