I Remember Learning How To Dive


I remember

Learning how to dive

Deep end board

I was high


I remember learning how to dive


I had to go

To the end of the board

And distract myself

And go wheeeee what now

I just had to jump

You just have to jump

And touch the water

With the ends of your fingers


Lyrics submitted by thiagozero, edited by mattrobin

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    My InterpretationThis song has nothing to do with drugs.
    That meaning only pops up in the bridge between song and listener.
    ATMO
    lightoftheworldon January 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite Animal Collective songs, though I have many. I doubt it, but do you think there's any relation to Pink FLoyd's "learning how to fly"?
    Animal Collectoron March 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think at that one part she says
    "and go waaaaaaaaaay up now"
    and before that i think she says
    "I distract myself"
    Loch Ravenon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm confused by the title, it's 'i remember learning how to drive' however listenning to the lyrics it sounds like dive, can anyone explain this?

    Also i also think it says "i distact my self" but then goes "and go weeeeeeeeeeee out loud."

    I love this song however when i first listenned to it i thought my cd player was broken due to clicking haha
    Jo_con April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis it innocent is it sad i just don't know
    zeros1xon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks, it's been finaly fixed! [=
    thiagozeroon January 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYay!
    This song is great. Animal Collective makes me feel like a little kid all over again in that bittersweet kind of way.
    boohskeyon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti just had to jump
    you just have to jump
    and touch the water
    with the end of your fingers..

    My favorite

    I dont see how this would make you feel like a little kid
    for me its more about growing up, maybe drugs, and well
    experiencing new things, and telling people they should too
    (drugs?)
    LonelySmileson December 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcan't help bt wondering, what inspired them 4this song?
    panda82on April 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else think they chose the word 'dive' because it sounds like 'die,' especially the way they draw out that long 'i' sound? Plus 'die' rhymes better with 'high.' I think this song is more than just what it literally says. It could be a song about death, comparing it to the first time diving off a diving board. The mood of the song makes sense in both cases as well. A bunch of their songs seem to address death directly or indirectly.
    nowhereman1980on August 13, 2010   Link

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