You ask me to be strong again
Been waiting out here for a while
At least so we could be the end
But not likely

And it's draining
And it's draining

You see my shadow coming in
Dirty sheets pulled to your chin
Well maybe now we can be kin
But not likely

And it's draining
And it's draining
We're evading
And it's draining

You asked me before
You asked me to consider all the waiting
We've been here before
We've been here the delivery is no good

We're leaving lord
A leaving that's where we start repeating

Don't ask anymore
Don't ask me the delivery is no good

And it's draining
And it's draining
We're evading
And it's draining

And it's draining
And it's draining.


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  • +4
    General CommentThis has to be my favorite track from the new LP. It's just so mellow and serious. There's something about it that gives off the sense that isolation is about to dawn. Or, maybe that's just what I get from it.

    But, I feel that the lyrics are based around a relationship(friendship, intimacy or even work relationship) that is becoming way too taxing. It's "draining" the life and reason out of the whole thing. Yet, for some reason, they aren't able to cut ties and move on from the situation. Sort of like a dying cycle that they can't escape from.

    I seriously love this track. There's something timeless and very mature about this cut.
    Cabreson April 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, the lyrics are kinda wrong, here are the ones posted on the Silversun Pickups website, literally copied and pasted.

    you ask me to be stone again
    been wading out here for awhile
    at least the weight could be the end
    but not likely
    and it's draining
    and it's draining
    you see my shadow coming in
    dirty sheets pulled to your chin
    maybe we can now begin
    but not likely
    and it's draining
    and it's draining
    we're evading
    and it's draining
    you've asked me before
    you've asked me
    to consider operating
    we've been here before
    we've been here
    the delivery's no good
    we'll leave it alone
    we'll leave it
    that's when we start repeating
    don't ask anymore
    don't ask me
    the delivery's no good
    and it's draining
    and it's draining
    we're evading
    and it's draining
    and its draining
    and it's draining

    Anyways, I really like this song. The guitar in the beginning is really gorgeous, I definately feel that the song is about a couple that's struggling. They both love each other, but the relationship is putting too much strain on both of the people, so even though they feel something, they're not happy together. That's just my opinion, though.
    medusapassionfruiton June 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems straightforward enough! A couple that knows that things between them aren't working out, yet neither of them have the balls to break it up. Every time they try, they fall short and say something like "lets keep trying." Over time this becomes more and more "Draining"

    On a side note, that part at around 3:25 legit gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it...something is very deep about it...idk, maybe that's just me, but it seems to capture the theme of the whole song, despair and sadness
    dunamison September 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree. It's so soothing at first glance and the lyrics are so serious and intense. Silversun Pickups are fantastic.
    Athenakon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo mean the song is About a relationship that she wants and he just wants sex basically. He's the shadow / she's in the bed with sheets pulled to her chin / SHE wants to be kin / but it's not likely to happen tonight. Saying he won't make her his "main girl" or whatever and so she's waiting for him and it's "draIning." so basically she's waiting on him to pick her...that's what I get from it anyway.

    Beautiful song though!
    Magicmageon December 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone else think the opening guitar riff sounds like coheed and cambria?
    onlystop4thebeston March 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kind of get the feeling that this is about a couple who is trying to conceive, and can't get pregnant.
    chillo8fizzoon August 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBloody hell!

    This has been one of my favourite songs for ages and I have only just realised what it is about. Traumatizing!

    It's about HIV/Aids taking over!
    WillGoldenon October 29, 2011   Link

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