"One Day I Slowly Floated Away" as written by and Sherri/dupree Dupree....
One day I slowly floated away
One day I slowly floated away
All the war horses wore rubber bands
To hide their hooves from sinking sand
The commander in charge was hoping that
Their destiny was not to die

Wake up in the morning
I shall wake up and so shall you
And I wake up, the sun is beautiful
And it is warming you and I
Fragile as we lie

Hard to foresee the future
Our bodies are growing thin
Glimpsing the peeling paint of
The nurse's ivory chin
You've got a lot of nerve coming here
Your eyes are beating rhythms way
Faster than the speeding bullet
That took the life of your radio

Wake up in the morning
I shall wake up and so shall you
And I wake up, the sun is beautiful
And it is warming you and I
Fragile as we lie

And in the corner chair, soft and soap-scented
My darling cries apologies
We foresee the mercy
That's been shown my young limbs
Will not go unthanked or unseen

Wake up in the morning
I shall wake up and so shall you
And I wake up, the sun is beautiful
And it is warming you and I
Fragile as we lie


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"One Day I Slowly Floated Away" as written by Jonathan Wilson Chauntelle Dupree

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    General CommentI see this song as a story about soldiers in the old days. Even though they're "fragile" because they're at war, and things are getting bad ("our bodies are growing thin") they still notice that the sun is beautiful.
    Could be symbolic? I dunno.
    amestheamazingon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti would looove to just float away sometime...
    killfriartuckon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti fcking love this song... one day ah hay hayy..
    i love how they sing their songgggg my goshhhh
    i am so inlove with eisley.
    gloc9_on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI kinna get the feeling of getting floated away when i hear this song....
    gloc9_on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song..I think is about, at first, her boyfriend maybe being a soldier? And he comes home and tells about his whole journey, and she wants to float away with him.

    That made no sense.
    Yep.
    But I really really love the song.

    xravissanton December 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus to this song relates to how i feel rite now. i don't know about the verses but the chorus means to me that waking up could mean like breaking a silence between two ppl that hasn't been broken in so long. and the part about the sun is beautiful is like the two ppl are wasting time of not talking to each other when they could and that they could have peace with eachother.the part about warming you and i is like there are times where the two ppl would see each other and have chances of talking but not taking those chances. so its like building up courage maybe to finally breaking the silence. so yeah. that's how i feel about the chorus.
    pinaichicka08on October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me float away...

    I love it=)
    pottergirlon November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is being sung by someone back home whose love is at war. She's saying their being warmed by the same sun, but their both fragile, she because she misses him, he because he's at war.
    LightofStarson November 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDefinately about two people who love each other in some way or another. One at home and the other at war.

    All the war horses wore rubber bands
    To hide their hooves from sinking sand
    The commander in charge was hoping
    That their destiny was not to die

    (pretty obvious... hoping to make it back)

    Wake up in the morning
    I shall wake up and so shall you
    Wake up, the sun is beautiful
    And it is warming you and I
    Fragile as we lie

    (Even though they cant see eachother right now. They are connected by the same sun. And each day they both wake up to look at the same sun and feel its warmth together.)

    Hard to foresee the future
    Our bodies are growing thin
    Glimpsing the peeling paint of the nurse's ivory chin
    You got a lot of nerve coming here
    Your eyes are beating rhythms
    Way faster than the speeding bullet
    That took the life of your radio

    (almost lost their life numerous times at war. Its getting harder as time goes by.. but they are still connected.)

    And in the corner chair, soft and soap-scented
    My darling cries apologies
    We foresee the mercy
    That's been shown my young limbs
    Will not go un-thanked or unseen

    (ever so grateful for everything they are doing at war or have done)

    beautiful song. I love Eisleys unique way of telling a story or making a point.
    Shamrok7on October 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell obvious to me.. thats just how i see it. The song could be taken many ways and there is no wrong way. its whatever you perceive it as.
    Shamrok7on October 19, 2009   Link

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