"Drifting Further Away" as written by Jonathan Robert Coghill, John Andrew Collins, Bernard Joseph Fanning, Ian David Haug and Darren Stuart Middleton....
Don't go too deep into the flood
Don't stare too long, you'll poison my love
Don't shut me out, don't hold it all in
Don't let my venom get under your skin

'Cause every word and every turn
Every sign points to your hurt
With every hour you're drifting further away

Come make your peace, come find your way
Come lay your wreath at the alter of change
Don't lose your step, don't break the bones
Don't shoulder the burden out there on your own

'Cause every word and every turn
Every sign points to your hurt
With every hour you're drifting further away

Don't banish me then bid me home
Don't tell me where I came undone
Don't harbor love like it's all your own
Don't linger over what you've done
Don't sink underneath the weight of
With you're trying to carry way too much

You never should have let go
You could have joined the whole show
You never should have let go
You never should have let go

'Cause every word and every turn
Every sign points to your hurt
With every hour you're drifting further away
Now you're drifting further away x3



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"Drifting Further Away" as written by Darren Stuart Middleton Bernard Joseph Fanning

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented this!! This is an amazing song. I think it's about to lovers. One of them may have depression and the other is unsure of what to do, so does nothing. But as he watches them, he realizes that they drifting away and he's doing nothingto stop them. It's such a sad song but is beautifully writen and composed. That is what I love about powderfinger.
    SilverMassacreon October 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is written from the perspective of someone watching someone who is grieving for someone who has died. I could be wrong though.
    sire_of_black_eyesson December 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most amazing songs, it's one of my all time favourites.

    It could mean many different things depending on when you listen to it.

    For me it symbolises him looking back on a friendship/relationship with someone in which he couldn't help and he knows it didn't have to end that way. He was there to help and couldn't because he wasn't allowed.
    sloantorreson November 18, 2010   Link

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