"Drown" as written by Jeffrey B. Atkins and Marcus Vest....
Well I'm so tired of the rain
Falling softly on the ground
Just enough to get my feet wet
But not enough to let me drown

I've been laying in my bed
Wishing I had never woken
Begging God to rid my head
Of every word you've ever spoken

Broke my knuckles on the wall
Because I thought about the call
Where you said you'd always love me
Do you not tell the truth at all?

Well if I ever cross your mind
Make sure you write down the times
So I will know the moments
I was eating you alive

And now I lay here
Waiting with the hope that
I might find some sleep
I need some sleep tonight
'cause I've been waiting on your call
But I know it will never come
But I'm still waiting by the phone

And don't you dare (don't you dare)
Say you ever loved me
Or even tell me that you cared
'cause you knew what you were doing
And you know just what you've done
How dare you say you miss me
With your spit still on his tongue

I am broken I am beaten
I'm mistreated and I'm torn
I am cold with no direction
But I'm lost without your warmth

I'm trying hard to find some hope
That I might get the chance to breathe
Get off my mind, give back my heart
And get the fuck away from me

I know I couldn't give you much
But I know I gave my best
You were always my princess
And now he's sliding up your dress

And I know I gave the world
Everything I've ever had
Johnny Cash said love would burn
I never thought it'd hurt this bad

Well I'm so tired of the rain
Falling softly on the ground
Just enough to get my feet wet
But not enough to let me drown

I've been laying in my bed
Wishing I had never woken
Begging God to rid my head
Of every word you've ever spoken

Broke my knuckles on the wall
Because I thought about the call
Where you said you'd always love me
Do you not tell the truth at all?

Well if I ever cross your mind
Make sure you write down the times
So I will know the moments
I was eating you alive

You are the itch that's on my back
You are the gum under my shoe
You are the horrors of my past
You are the chill that haunts the room

You are the creaking on my steps
You are cancer, you are plague
You are regret, you are disease
I wish that you would go away


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"Drown" as written by Marcus Vest Jeffrey B. Atkins

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    Song MeaningJust my thoughts-

    Well I'm so tired of the rain
    Falling softly on the ground
    Just enough to get my feet wet
    But not enough to let me drown

    (He's saying he wants to die, symbolically, maybe. He is saying the rain is teasing him by just getting his feet wet, when he really wants to drown.)

    I've been laying in my bed
    Wishing I had never woken
    Begging God to rid my head
    Of every word you've ever spoken

    (Basically self-explanatory. He's heartbroken, trying to forget about this girl.)

    Broke my knuckles on the wall
    Because I thought about the call
    Where you said you'd always love me
    Do you not tell the truth at all?

    (He remembers when she called him and broke his heart, and she said shed always love him in the call. He's mad because he doesn't believe that she ever loved him, so he punches a wall.)

    Well if I ever cross your mind
    Make sure you write down the times
    So I will know the moments
    I was eating you alive

    (He wants to know when or if she feels guilty about hurting him.)

    And now I lay here
    Waiting with the hope that
    I might find some sleep
    I need some sleep tonight
    'cause I've been waiting on your call
    But I know it will never come
    But I'm still waiting by the phone

    (He's laying in bed waiting to fall asleep. He hopes that she will call him, even though in his heart he knows she won't.)

    And don't you dare (don't you dare)
    Say you ever loved me
    Or even tell me that you cared

    (He believes that she was/is lying when she says she cared for him and loved him.)

    'cause you knew what you were doing
    And you know just what you've done

    (He thinks that she knows exactly what she did when she broke his heart, and she shouldn't act innocent.)

    How dare you say you miss me
    With your spit still on his tongue

    (She's been telling him she misses him, even though she's been kissing another man.)

    I am broken I am beaten
    I'm mistreated and I'm torn
    I am cold with no direction
    But I'm lost without your warmth

    (He's very hurt, but at the same time he doesn't know how to live without this girl.)

    I'm trying hard to find some hope
    That I might get the chance to breathe
    Get off my mind, give back my heart
    And get the fuck away from me

    (He's trying to get over her. He's telling her to get off his mind give back his heart, and to leave him alone.)

    I know I couldn't give you much
    But I know I gave my best
    You were always my princess
    And now he's sliding up your dress

    (He really tried to be there for her and care about her, but it didn't mean anything to her. She's already off sleeping with someone else.)

    And I know I gave the world
    Everything I've ever had
    Johnny Cash said love would burn
    I never thought it'd hurt this bad

    (He again is saying he gave all he had, and he didn't realize heartbreak would be so painful. He is also referencing a Jonny Cash song.)

    Well I'm so tired of the rain
    Falling softly on the ground
    Just enough to get my feet wet
    But not enough to let me drown

    I've been laying in my bed
    Wishing I had never woken
    Begging God to rid my head
    Of every word you've ever spoken

    Broke my knuckles on the wall
    Because I thought about the call
    Where you said you'd always love me
    Do you not tell the truth at all?

    Well if I ever cross your mind
    Make sure you write down the times
    So I will know the moments
    I was eating you alive

    You are the itch that's on my back
    You are the gum under my shoe
    You are the horrors of my past
    You are the chill that haunts the room

    You are the creaking on my steps
    You are cancer, you are plague
    You are regret, you are disease
    I wish that you would go away

    (He's saying she's a nuisance, that he doesn't want her around, and that all she does is hurt him.)
    emmadonnellyon December 05, 2014   Link

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