"I'll Drown" as written by and Soley/stefansdottir Stefansdottir....
He's alone in his house out there,
far,
far away,
he sleeps with his eyes open.
He was so sad last night,
in this house out there,
he took my hand and whispered.
And life is so sad in this house out there,
his window's alright,
his garden is wonderful.
But this waterfall salt tears comes from him,
he will fill his house.
He takes my hand and whispers:
I'll drown when I see you,
I'll drown when I see you,
I'll drown when I see you.
These tears run so fast in his house out there he tried to get out,
his house took our hands and smiled.
You'll never escape from this sad,
sad house,
I take his hand,
we sink.
I'll drown when I see you,
I'll drown when I see you,
I'll drown when I see you,
I do.
I'll drown when I see you,
I'll drown when I see you,
I'll drown when I see you,
I do.


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"I'll Drown" as written by Soley Stefansdottir

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  • +3
    Song MeaningI'ts not about a depression. 'the house' is their relationship. It's about a relationship which both persons know that it's wrong but they keep holding on because they can't let go.

    He's alone in his house out there, [He keeps holding on while the relationship is over]
    far, far away,
    he sleeps with his eyes open. [lack of trust]

    He was so sad last night,
    in this house out there
    he took my hand
    and whispered.

    And life is so sad
    in this house out there,
    his window's alright [it looks fine]
    his garden is wonderful. [from the outside people think they're happy]

    But this waterfall salt tears
    comes from him,
    he will fill his house.

    He takes my hand
    and whispers:
    I'll drown when I see you, [he's unhappy when he sees her, he cries, 'house full of water' => drowning]
    I'll drown when I see you,
    I'll drown when I see you.

    These tears run so fast
    in his house out there
    he tried to get out,
    his house took his hand and smiled.

    You'll never escape
    from this sad, sad house,
    I take his hand,
    we sink.

    I'll drown when I see you,
    I'll drown when I see you,
    I'll drown when I see you,
    I do.
    BlackDiamond01on November 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSoley is a pure genius. Her music goes beyond the obvious.
    I think this song is about depression.

    /He's alone in his house out there,
    far, far away,
    he sleeps with his eyes open.

    He was so sad last night,
    in this house out there
    he took my hand
    and whispered.\

    This part is showing how alone and isolated he feels.


    /And life is so sad
    in this house out there,
    his window's alright
    his garden is wonderful.

    But this waterfall salt tears
    comes from him,
    he will fill his house.\

    Although he knows he has perks in his life, he can't help but be sad.


    /These tears run so fast
    in his house out there
    he tried to get out,
    his house took his hand and smiled.

    You'll never escape
    from this sad, sad house,
    I take his hand,
    we sink.\

    He feels tapped in this "house" which I think is a metaphor for his depression. But her has a girl he can suffer with.
    Natalie420on June 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. beautiful & sad & so relatable.
    leavesintheriveron March 04, 2013   Link

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