We saw in the dawn from the roof of the bar.
When nights become days then you've gone too far.
We listened to songbirds and rush hour cars and welcomed in the day.
He said "London in summertime is great,
On days like this I feel like I can escape from the tings that I've done,
and mistakes that I've made, I can wash it all away."

We bathed like swimmers in the morning sun
and waited for our night to end.
We knew one of us would come down hard,
and one of us would start again.

We started out curious, it started out fun,
we smoked in the woods when we were young,
and secretly slipped something under tongues and danced the night away.
But everyone stumbles on old cocaine;
It burns out the best but it burdens the brain,
until brown comes and whispers away the pain,
and you find you've lost your way.

You'd sink in the rivers for your death.
You'd sleep with the fishes, draw no breath,
You'd swallow forever, till nothing's left,
Take no rest.

Oh my friend, if you made for the shore,
You'd see us here, we're all waiting.
Just cast your eyes, down to the floor,
You'll see us here, we're waiting...

Don't sink in the river for your death.
You could sleep in the shade, draw some breath.
You could start fresh tomorrow, leave what's left.
Please draw breath, please draw breath.
Let's let nights become days.

So come down, kid, the roof's not safe now.
All your friends are waiting for you to get some rest.


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    General CommentDefinitely about drug addiction and a strung out friend right?
    pringleton June 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDrug addiction for sure, how they started on soft drugs together, but his friend progressed to heroin 'brown' and is now an addict and they are waiting for him to give it up before it's too late ...
    latexwarrioron August 16, 2012   Link

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