"Drown" as written by Mark Rutherford and Cliff Price....
Good morning day
Sorry I'm not there
But all my favorite friends
Vanished, in the air
It's hard to fly when you can't even run
Once I had the world, but now I've got no one

If I needed someone to control me
If I need someone to hold me down
I would change my direction
And save myself before I,
If I needed someone to control me
If I needed someone to push me around
I would change my direction and save myself before I, drown

Good morning day
Sorry you're not here
But all those times before
Were never this unclear
It's hard to walk when you can't even crawl
Once I had this world, but now I've lost it all

If I needed someone to control me
If I need someone to hold me down
I would change my direction
And save myself before I
If I needed someone to control me
If I needed someone to push me around
I would change my direction and save myself before I

Drown, rolling faster then I'm breathing
Drown, rolling faster then I'm breathing
Drown, rolling faster then I'm breathing

If I needed someone to control me
If I need someone to hold me down
I would change my direction
And save myself before I
If I needed someone to control me
If I needed someone to push me around
I would change my direction before I, drown


Lyrics submitted by Aerion

"Drown" as written by Mick Brown Richard E Beach Jr

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commentthis song is about how brad could see that his life was going no where so he saved it before he drowned.

    here it is off their site:

    Drown to me really represents a time in my life. At one point I felt very depressed and alone growing up in Norwood. There was no opportunity for a young man to expand and grow. All the people around me just seemed to be stuck. Drown reminds of the day I left and the reasons why I left. (""rolling faster than I'm breathing""....""all my favourite friends vanished in the air"".........""change my direction and save myself before I Drown"".
    nitroman88on April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti swear i can relate sum how to every song TDG has..except a couple but even those i find sum way to make them into parts of my life.
    anyway i love this song. it has the same vibe as just like you. wanting to be your person and not drowning in the world's way of thinking or someone else's veiws like your parent's. he's saysing if i needed you to tell me how i think i wouldn't be who i am today. that's what the song says to me anyway.
    BlackRoze29on June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell personally i think this song goes deeper then it sounds i think its about a hard relationship with parents that seem to think they run the character but once he leaves they see every mistake like its bulgeing at them but hes simply pointing out we all make mistakes but he can do it without them "i if i need somone..." meaning he doesnt need anyone he cna handle his mistakes on his own and the whole song is about proveing that
    johnyboi123321on September 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favorite songs on the album. It's deeper and more "gentle," per se, than the others.

    I think it's about a guy at the end of his rope. All hope was lost for him; his friends and everything he lived for has vanished.
    PeacexLovexMusicx21xon November 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt sounds to me like in the beginning when he say "Good morning day, Sorry I'm not there" It’s like he is in his own world so he is there physically but not mentally, he is thinking about how everyone has left him and he is on his own, with no one to go to. Now he can't excel at anything because he isn’t motivated to do anything, and the people around him now just try to push him around and force him to do what they want and it’s just making it worse for him. He is saying if he liked it when people controlled him he wouldn’t be so depressed and zoned out, he wouldn’t be trying to “drown” the life he has now. As he is saying “Good morning day, sorry you’re not here” he is saying there is no more light, it’s all dark. Things have gotten worse and everything is cloudy for him and he is at his worse. He definitely shows its gotten worse when he says “it’s hard to walk when you can’t even crawl, once I had this world, but now I’ve lost it all” Before, he could decently think/function just couldn’t run, let alone fly like people were trying to make him do. Now he can’t walk like they want him to, let alone crawl. He has lost everything. “Rolling fast than I’m breathing” simply means life is moving too fast for him to catch up.
    jmorg7on January 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI loveeee this song. I think a hard/disaponting/low life is the body of water he will "drown" in. I think this is kinda evident in "Rolling faster than im breathing" as in life is happening too fast to catch up with. I know this is a crappy reveiw but hey Im new.
    sanityisbadon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea this is the one of the greatest everyone pushes me around but i try to keep above the water its like they wrote the song for me. if i ever met the band i think i would be totally speechless
    Kick_the_boyson October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^.^ i'm not exactly sure about this, but i think that he's feeling really crappy (dude it's so tempting to say something else but someone might be like "report abuse" >.< so i'll clean up my language..) and feels like everything's going too fast and that's he trying to do the best he can to stay above it all so he doesn't drown...but i wouldn't go by what i say haha.
    LegolazIsMyElfon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe song pretty much says... "i've done the best that i can do, although it wasn't enough i don't want to drown in my own self esteem and i don't need you to help me because you only make it worse"
    tiggerbrat_48on December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno, okay, this song is about someone who is getting wrapped up in the wrong things.. drinking, drugs, cutting, sex, whatever it is. he is saying that if he didnt think he couldnt take careof it himself and handle it himself he would save himself, but he doesnt need a parent or a savior he just wants to do his own thing, be it good or bad for him.
    todesengelon April 03, 2005   Link

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