"Swimming In Miami" as written by and Adam R. Young....
I'm alone above the atmosphere
And no one looking up can find me here
'Cause I can close my eyes, and disappear
When I climb the stairs, to watch the sun
Above the station walls, the colors run
To fill the swimming pool, when I am done

I am the captain of an oil tanker that travels through your veins

When the satellites hang all around
And I can finally hear the lovely sound
When all the engines in the back room die down
All the airships move across the sky
And my equipment just keeps standing by
The planets glow, and intensify

I am the pilot of a cargo airplane that travels through your veins

When you are lying half asleep in your room
Unaware if it is midnight, or afternoon
Because the water doesn't flood the stairwell
It could be raining, but then you can never tell

If you're alone in this awful downpour
Then struggle free and paddle out the cellar door

In the evening light, the boulevard
Conceals the night, with disregard
For all the workers in a west coast shipyard
When I rearrange, the silverware
And re-install the lights, in captain's chair
I'll lift the ceiling off to breathe the ocean air

I am the engineer of forty freight trains that travel through your veins

When you are lying half asleep in your room
Unaware if it is midnight, or afternoon
Because the water doesn't flood the stairwell
It could be raining, but then you can never tell

If you're awake in this awful downpour
Then struggle free and paddle out the cellar door
When you are swimming in Miami at night
And all around you in the traffic and city lights


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"Swimming in Miami" as written by Adam R. Young

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  • +2
    General CommentWhen you are lying half asleep in your room
    Unaware if it is midnight or afternoon

    definitely the most beautiful part of the song
    bumblebeevesselson February 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love listening to this while lying half asleep in my room :)
    soothemysoulon August 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about drugs and depression, no question. The oil tanker, cargo airplane are metaphors for syringes.

    When I rearrange the silverware
    And re-install the lights and captian's chair
    I'll lift the ceiling off to breathe the ocean air

    He is getting ready to melt his crack, sends him sky high, same thing with the floating in the atmosphere thing too. Not knowing whether it is midnight or afternoon obviously fits into this as well. The whole second verse is about the effects of crack while your taking it, or his own personal experience with it.
    Moomba44on August 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is definately one of my favorite songs.
    and i think its about that one place that you can get away from every trouble and strife to relieve urself of stress.

    When you are lying half asleep in your room
    Unaware if it is midnight or afternoon

    why should you care what time of the day? ya know? its just time to relax

    Because the water doesn't flood the stairwell
    It could be raining but then you can never tell.

    so what if it is flooded? thats not your problem at the moment

    and then how hes the conducot or the captain of the ships and trains. he controls this place. nothing can stop him there.

    sooo kinda ur paradise that you can control.
    make sense?
    unstrungon September 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWooooooooooooo!
    Brighterrron February 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVELOVELOVE this song!

    but i have no clue what it means.. :P
    Carmela52on October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dream of paradise! love love love it!
    Oceanside17on March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like its about a flood. but maybe thats just a metaphor.
    2shy2dance111on April 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is greattt.
    i agree with bumblebeevessels...best part of the song by far!
    i also love the last minute of the song; the music is just great.\

    i'm not really sure what it means earlier but all i know is it takes me away from earth for a little while.
    Kylee09Eon September 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to this song when it was POURING out and i then i thought it felt like a i was swimming in rain lol
    randommusicon October 08, 2009   Link

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