you didn't know me when you were a kid
in trouble at school, alone at lunch again
i didn't know you when i broke my knee
spent the summer on crutches and everybody teased
except for this one friend i almost forgot

you didn't know me but he knew me best
the weight of my brain and my fear of my cold head
you never saw me interred ice
my friend tried to melt but he couldn't me thaw me outright
so i got ditched freezing, alone with my thoughts
and though i once said i was better off just being dead
better off just being dead, without my old friend
true i once said i was better off just being dead
but i didn't know you yet

you didn't know me but you got cold too
your mind was heavy and you thought you might lose it
well everything fucked up, we both felt before
i'm glad for it all if it got us where we are
with you in the boat there, i almost forgot
how i once said i was better off just being dead
better off just being dead, i didn't know you yet
and you might've said you were better off just being dead
but im looking out for you, my friend--lookin

i didn't know you when you were a kid
but swimming with you, it sure feels like i did


Lyrics submitted by Magnetar, edited by j0nnynoname

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    General CommentIt has a lot of childhood feel in it. That one moment you thought "no worse could come", but then years later you meet someone you never met before who shared the same experience and you finally think "oh! we're alive after all. I wish we were friends. Where have you been? hahaha"
    FairyAlontoon February 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was a dark, depressing song until I read the lyrics here. There's so much hopefulness and gratefulness that gets lost if you only pay attention to the chorus.
    Way_AEon April 14, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationMy favourite part about this song is the last line:

    i didn't know you when you were a kid
    but swimming with you, it sure feels like i did

    she talked about being frozen in ice earlier in the song. then at the end when she says this, she's saying the ice melted and they're swimming in the water. it's so sweet.
    Austramadduxon August 19, 2016   Link

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