"Floating Vibes" as written by and Thomas Fekete John Paul Pitts....
Forget the second coming
I need you in the here and now
Instead of dreamin' up a way to
Spread your name across the world somehow

When you told me you were leavin'
I wasn't thirsty for revenge
No I wasn't disappointed much at all
Cause you'll be back again

If you're movin' out to the west
Then you'd better learn how to surf
The tide will break in on itself
There are no ghosts to exhume or unearth

If you're gonna do it then do it
Otherwise you just might lose your nerve
I swear that ocean it swallowed me fully
And it might have to follow you home

When you wake up in the morning
And you hear that awful applause
Put it in your f**kin' napkin
And watch it dissolve

You could seal it in an envelope
Tuck it away in your safe
But you can't take it to the bank
And you can't take it back

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"Floating Vibes" as written by Thomas Fekete John Paul Pitts

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  • +1
    Song MeaningThe singer is reflecting on the ups and downs of early stardom... one night you're a rock god and the next big thing, the next morning you're waking up in the same old dump and the rent is due. that's what all the "you can't take it to the bank" is about.

    He's singing to a girl, not to god. She's left, for the coast, but he expects that once he goes big time for real, it will be like the "second coming," and of course she'll want a piece of that, which is why he knows that she'll be back.

    So he's asking her, "why do we have to wait for that, or for me to write some song about you that gets played everywhere so that everyone has to become involved in our story? Instead of all that crazy shit, just come back now, OK?"

    The band makes a big point of telling us that they don't really surf, which to me makes all of the surf metaphors kind of funny, but it's a free world, and the more I listen to this album, the more I like it, so I'm not complaining. And only one of the Beach Boys surfed, and that didn't stop them either. So, OK (AOK?), gotta go catch some waves now...
    dcbaon February 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreally sounds to me like hes saying "when you told me you were even" not leavin
    whatupbrozon November 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics that come with the disc say:

    "You can seal it in an envelope,
    Tuck it away in your sleeve;"
    dcbaon March 11, 2010   Link

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