"Drown With Me" as written by and Steven/balch Wilson....
Drown With Me
So you have been of use
And you have been abused

You know you look pale today
Your lipstick has gone astray

You sold out and lost your looks
You gave away all your books

(You should drown with me)
Your coil has been wound up tight
Unwind it with me tonight

(You should drown with me)
Tyre tracks Fresh on the ground
Where she will be found
Held under the water
Resting there in a stream
View from the cold water
Buried in green
Orange filter sky

Your drowning in family there
When will you come up for air

(You should drown with me)
Don't feel you let 'em down
'cause they have already drowned

(You should drown with me)


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"Drown With Me" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison Colin Edwin Balch

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    General CommentWow, I didn't thought about killing at all when I read the lyrics of this song, but it's a great idea.

    For me, it's about a man who tells a woman (with children, problems, etc.) to relax and to spend a little time with him and with herself.
    bloody_melyon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, the tone of this song is so strangely triumphant, as if you are supposed to get the feeling of being freed from something. And the phrasing, 'Drown with me' conjures of thoughts of dying together with someone else, not necessarily murder. The last phrases are especially confusing, because they refer to being drowned in family, and wanting that person to escape that drowning scenario and into the drowning scenario of the singer. Sort of like saying, 'look, you're dying either way. Let's die together'.
    So it leaves the feeling of, in a dark way, inviting someone else into your own troubling scenario.

    Or it could be about a serial killer. That interpretation isn't as satisfying, to me anyway.
    caedcall11on April 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow .. no comments yet .. and its been over a year?

    well, its one of many drowing murders of a family that one person commitied ...



    but then again .. i could be completely off.
    DarkAntiCristaon July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an outtake from In Absentia, and besides that, the lyrics are obviously about someone drowning someone else.
    GroovyJudeon December 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's actually two versions of this, the demo from the extra CD on the digi pack of In Absentia and another version on the Futile EP. The demo doesn't have the line "Don't feel you let 'em down Cos they have already drowned",

    How you manage to make a song about raping someone and drowning them with their family sound so pretty, only Steven Wilson knows.
    Edleyon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a big shame it wasn't in the record... It could have add so much more. It is truely excellent.
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so gorgeous. Sounds like The Bends era Radiohead...
    JoeBaldwinon December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti might be wrong but i think steven said that it was replaced by wedding nails or something.. i don't remember.. do you..?
    deborah-leeon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjoebaldwin... since you know the bends, do you know if this is meant in pure narcotic? (u keep me listening to the bends,,,)
    deborah-leeon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a gorgeous song. I remember reading somewhere that Steven said many of his lyrics had at least 2 meanings. I tink this song is one of them. Literally it could be about someone drowning another person, or I think it could be more about how the killer is feeling, he may feel like he's drowning in his own world because he knows he's changing into a monster and he's inviting the other person into his 'new' terrible world.
    Glitter Girlon March 06, 2008   Link

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