I saw water
I said I wanted to break, my friends
But my dependency won’t let me away
I like to think that I can work it out some
But I want to be put into the ground

Today I needed a break
My friends were up in mountains and I’m drowning in lakes
I swallowed water right in front of her face
Just to show that she had nothing to say

I felt lighter
I impressed her

My emotions ran unopposed
I felt just like Brian Jones
I never felt that lost before
I just don’t feel incredible

But me, well of course I liked you
Have time for me? I don’t expect you to
I see me become a recluse
It’s very easy to seclude

I saw water
I felt better

Well I woke up feeling embarrassed from
When I drowned in my swimming pool
You thought it was an accident
I just can’t get along with you

But me, well of course I liked you


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  • +4
    General Comment"When my emotions ran unopposed, I felt just like Brian Jones"

    Brian Jones was the founder and guitarist for the Rolling Stones.

    "His main instruments were the guitar and the harmonica, but he played a wide variety of other instruments. His innovative use of traditional or folk instruments, such as the sitar and marimba, was integral to the changing sound of the band. He was originally the leader of the band, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards soon overshadowed him, especially after they became a successful songwriting team. Jones developed a serious substance abuse problem over the years and his role in the band steadily diminished. He left the Rolling Stones in June 1969 to be replaced by Mick Taylor, and died less than a month later when he drowned in his own swimming pool."
    SeanZiiion February 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAMAZING song.
    Seems to me that it's about a guy who can't vent his emotions, and ends up crashing and hitting the floor.
    Seems as if he can't get things right; he's envious of his friends, and how they seem to enjoy themselves so much more than him.
    He's being ignored by someone he loves (either it was a break up, or the girl has no clue of how he feels).

    To sum it up, it's a depressing song.
    japscatratpackon May 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese are close, but here are the correct lyrics taken from the tigers jaw myspace:

    i said i wanted to break my friends
    but my dependency won't let me away
    i'd like to think that i can work it out some
    but i want to be put into the ground

    today i needed a break
    my friends are up in mountains and i'm drowning in lakes
    i swallowed water right in front of her face
    just to show that she had nothing to say

    i felt lighter
    i impressed her

    but my emotions ran unopposed
    i felt just like brian jones
    i've never felt that lost before
    i just don't feel incredible

    but me, well of course i liked you
    have time for me, i don't expect you to
    i see me become a recluse
    it's very easy to seclude

    i saw water
    i felt better

    i woke up feeling embarrassed from
    when i drowned in my swimming pool
    you thought it was an accident
    but i just can't get along with you
    cigaretteon June 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't get enough of these guys!
    BearsAndBeetson May 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^
    lookinginwardon May 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell of course I liked you.
    xxmodernloveon March 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim sorry, im stupid. i know who brian jones is, but i dont know what they mean with the "my emotions ran unopposed, i felt just like brian jones" lyric. could someone please explain?
    derekharperon May 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember hearing Adam say at a show that it was about a girl he liked that didn't feel the same way
    dougthealligatoron August 17, 2014   Link

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