"Riptide" as written by Emma Anzai, Shimon Moore, Antonina Armato and Timothy James Price....
You all hate your children
They're too fat to feed
You're on medication
Taking pills to sleep
I think I'm doing just fine
Compared to what you've been doing
I won't get vaccinated
Insurance costs too much
You think you're so persuasive
But I'm not giving up
Saving my life
It's not what you're doing

I, I won't justify
The way I live my life
'Cause I'm the one livin' it
Feelin' it, tastin' it
And you're just wasting your time
Trying to throw me a line
When you're the one drowning
I like where I'm at on my back
Floating down in my own riptide
The water is fine

I like to step on cracks
I go against the odds
You think my world is flat
Do I turn you on?
Maybe, yeah I'm wrong
But I like where I'm going
I leave when others stay
I never re-decide
I don't mind if you wait
But I don't waste my time
Crazy is just fine
'Cause I like where I'm going

I, I won't justify
The way I live my life
'Cause I'm the one livin' it
Feelin' it, tastin' it
And you're just wasting your time
Trying to throw me a line
When you're the one drowning
I like where I'm at on my back
Floating down in my own riptide
The water is fine

I remember when it used to be easy
I remember when it wasn't so hard
I remember when it used to be easy
I remember when, I remember when

I, I didn't have to justify
The way I live my life
'Cause I'm the one livin' it
Feelin' it, tastin' it
And you're just wasting your time
Trying to throw me a line
When you're the one drowning
I like where I'm at on my back
Floating down in my own riptide
The water is fine

I remember when it used to be easy
I remember when it wasn't so hard
I remember when it used to be easy
I remember when, I remember when


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"Riptide" as written by Timothy James Antonina Armato

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Walt Disney Music Company, Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +2
    General CommentWhether intentional or not, this song has a clear libertarian message. "I won't justify the way I live my life 'cause I'm the one livin' it feelin' it, tastin' it..." The whole original purpose from the founders of the US was to value individual liberty, the right to live for your own sake, above all else. With all of our intervention into everyone's behavior through dictating what you can or cannot put into your own body to what kind of transportation you can use, we have become a society of busy bodies intent on running everyone the lives of everyone else while we screw up our own. This trend has been building since the early 2oth century but has accelerated greatly in the last 20 years. "I remember when it used to be easy, I remember when it wasn't so hard"

    This is a great song!
    changeagenton June 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis aint about anti obama/bush or any political bullshit, its about someone who is telling someone else how to live their life, when the other has their own problems. Youre the one drowning meaning youre the one to talk. Kinda describes especially the "crazy is just fine" and "I won't justify the way I live my life"
    Grunge1992on September 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about when people judge you for who you are. like, why the fuck should i take your advice about looking after myself when you cant do so yourself.
    I won't justify
    the way I live my life
    'cause I'm the one livin' it
    feelin' it, tastin' it
    and you're just wasting your time
    trying to throw me a line
    when you're the one drowning
    I like where I'm at on my back
    floating down in my own riptide
    the water is fine

    the chorus reflects the theme of the song- why do i need to justify my life to you. Im happy the way im doing it when all you do is talk shit and your wasting your time trying to help me when you cant even help yourself.

    i think this is another fantastic composition by the trio. gosh, i wish i could write/ play like they do!
    jecquaon January 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionYou all hate your children
    They're too fat to feed
    You're on medication
    Taking pills to sleep
    I think I'm doing just fine
    Compared to what you've been doing
    Won't get vaccinated
    Insurance costs too much
    You think you're so persuasive
    But I'm not giving up
    Saving my life
    It's not what you're doing

    I, I won't justify
    The way I live my life
    'Cause I'm the one livin' it,
    Feelin' it, tastin' it
    And you're just wasting your time
    Trying to throw me a line
    When you're the one drowning
    I like where I'm at on my back
    Floating down in my own riptide
    The water is fine

    I like to step on cracks
    I go against the odds
    You think my world is flat
    Do I turn you on?
    Maybe, yeah I'm wrong
    But I like where I'm going
    I leave when others stay
    I never re-decide
    I don't mind if you wait
    But I don't waste my time
    Crazy is just fine
    'Cause I like where I'm going

    I, I won't justify
    The way I live my life
    'Cause I'm the one livin' it,
    Feelin' it, tastin' it
    And you're just wasting your time
    Trying to throw me a line
    When you're the one drowning
    I like where I'm at on my back
    Floating down in my own riptide
    The water is fine

    I remember when it used to be easy
    I remember when it wasn't so hard
    I remember when it used to be easy
    I remember when, I remember when

    I, I didn't have to justify
    The way I live my life
    'Cause I'm the one livin' it,
    Feelin' it, tastin' it
    And you're just wasting your time
    Trying to throw me a line
    When you're the one drowning
    I like where I'm at on my back
    Floating down in my own riptide
    The water is fine

    I remember when it used to be easy
    I remember when it wasn't so hard
    I remember when it used to be easy
    I remember when, I remember when
    ElektroNoobieon July 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wouldn't say this song is "anti-Bush" or "anti-Obama." It seems more like it's "anti-superior figure" due to there really being no direct political attacks. I just watched the video and it seems to be a very "GTFI I don't need your shit" message. Very libertarian and very awesome!

    Video: youtube.com/…
    AltRock55on June 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentearly favorite from Tri-Polar.
    It sounds as if someone is trying to save someone from themselves yet its the other person who should look in the mirror
    IncuFoo19on July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sounds like a case of the pot calling the kettle black. It's easy to call some one screwed up but when you look at yourself, what do you see? The singer knows that he's screwed up, but he's fine with the way he is. He's floating down his own river and he's ok with the waves.
    ThunderChickenon November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song on the album... lyrical masterpiece
    Patriotfan101on October 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure this is a anti Obama song.


    You all hate your children
    they're too fat to feed

    The first lady trying to blame McDonald's for fat kids.


    won't get vaccinated
    insurance costs too much
    you think you're so persuasive
    but I'm not giving up

    Obamacare.


    trying to throw me a line
    when you're the one drowning

    Obama spending trillions of dollars under the impression that hes helping us out when really the only thing hes doing for us is drowning us in debt.



    I won't justify
    the way I live my life
    'cause I'm the one livin' it
    feelin' it, tastin' it
    and you're just wasting your time

    I like to step on cracks
    I go against the odds
    you think my world is flat
    do I turn you on?
    Maybe, yeah I'm wrong
    but I like where I'm going



    This is telling obama that I'm going to keep burning oil my gas guzzing clunker of a Mustang and not burn coal instead in your stupid Volt. I'm going to keep eating my mcdonalds because I like it,its my choice and your wasting your time trying to tell me differently.



    I like where I'm at on my back
    floating down in my own riptide
    the water is fine

    I'm doing fine living the way I am.

    MikeSakon April 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Opiniongreat song
    great song
    great song
    too fat to feed
    wackoattackoon May 14, 2011   Link

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