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When I was twelve
while checkin' the mail
I was admiring the car
of the man next door
and thinking to myself
one of these days
gonna have me a house like that
with a big red door
and his lawn was mowed
and his grass was green
and the driveway was edged
and all the shrubs were trimmed so perfectly
I had a crush on his wife
and I played ball with his son
I pondered how much money he made
went inside and turned the TV on

And he was layin'
in an overflowing bathtub of red water
the first and the last time he ever relaxed
and they said
he had a smile on his face
his final offer
the steam on the mirror said one more thing to say

I was watching TV
watching one of Mom's famous rice krispie treats
watchin' Tom and Jerry
I heard a car horn beep
I ran to the window
his wife and son were home
with bags of stuff they got at the mall
I went in my room and got my glove and ball
I leapt off the steps
and asked his son could he played
and his son looked at his wife and his wife told his son
I guess it'll be ok
that beautiful woman
she walked in that beautiful house
when I realized I forgot my hat I said I'll be back and turned around

And he was laying
in an overflowing bathtub of red water
the first and the last time he ever relaxed
and they said
he had a smile on his face
his final offer
the steam on the mirror said I got one more thing to say

There was screaming
there was crying
there was sirens
I thought I was dreamin'
and the sun was shinin'
it was a beautiful day
the wife was talking to an officer
and through the noise I heard her say

And he was laying
in an overflowing bathtub of red water
the first and the last time he ever relaxed
and they said
he had a smile on his face
his final offer
the steam on the mirror said
I got one more thing to say

And he was laying
in an overflowing bathtub of red water
the first and the last time he ever relaxed
and they said
he had a smile on his face
his final offer
the steam on the mirror said

And he was laying
in an overflowing bathtub of red water
the first and the last time he ever relaxed
and they said
he had a smile on his face
his final offer
the steam on the mirror said I got one more thing to say



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    General CommentWhats most interesting is that this is written from his perspective as a twelve-year-old of this mans life . He envied this man, who in a childs eyes, was well maritally, financially, and socially. This was his first time encountering suicide. I kind of forget where i was going with this because i was a little drunk when i started writing this so i will have to wrapp it up later.
    Jred7on September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPretty damn good song- different for Rehab, theres no rap in it at all. Pretty depressing song- I guess its saying money can't buy everything.
    twsmith89on July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I agree. Good song.
    kmk_natashaon February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan this song is so f**king good! Never heard a song this good in such a long time.
    MMDubon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...kind of depressing...but i like songs like that
    lildanceron March 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsuch a good laidback, depressed song. but it's sooo good.

    basically about money can't buy everything in this world... and i think the dad ended up dying, committing suicide, obvisouly why it's named Red Water. sad song, but it's good as fuck.
    mystidelicon July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with the last guy,but what's the last thing he said?
    elihall5on May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentelihall5, if you mean the part about the steam on the mirror, I think it pretty much means he wrote "goodbye" on the steamed up mirror or something like that, then slit his wrists in the tub. Like the others said, he had everything but still wasn't happy.
    SypherUOGon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone can appear to be happy but you don't know the internal struggles that person may be facing. this song saved my life.
    Cattie_bon August 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about someone commiting suicide.
    METALFANATIK101on February 16, 2009   Link

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