"Floating on the Lehigh" as written by Daniel Raphael Rossen and Fred Hurley Nicolaus....
If I just left for a while
Dead dusk, a dive in the cold

Floating on the Lehigh
Floating off the river
Floating on to Bethleham

Innocent pin up and bow
Whispers dragging me down
Brother, breathe easy now
Nothing's taking over you
The kid's can all crowd around
The candles on the mantle wave kind regards,
Regards, regards, regards

But I know for all we've done
I never had guessed we did this for years

Floating on the Lehigh
Carry me to rest now
Floating on to Bethleham

And in the night
We'll all lay down
And we'll let it go
Forever, and never allowed for second tries
And my, what a quiet land
And oh, what a quiet man would try to break it
It happens to be my special piece
And why, why, oh why
Why you insist to leave this all to the end
I'll never know


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"Floating on the Lehigh" as written by Daniel Rossen

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    General CommentI live in this area. Bethlehem, Pa and the Lehigh valley in general. beautiful
    jmb5346on November 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone going swimming in a river(the Lehigh) at dusk then they drown.
    foleychr000on August 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is one of the best of this decade.

    To me its about feeling a sense of impending doom over something and the resulting confusion of that sort of situation. What that something is though is not necessarily specific, as is the case with most of Daniel Rossen/Department of Eagles/Grizzly Bear's lyrics.

    A beautifully written and performed song.
    seraf22on September 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about dying.
    SweetBlondieon November 17, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think it's:

    But I know for all we've done
    I never have guessed
    We'd end this here
    Visneton April 22, 2012   Link

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