I’m drunk I’m cold and I want to go home
So I’ll dive right in
though I’m fully clothed
I long for my bed and to lie with you
And hear the rain pitter patter
on our old tin roof


I’ll fight the white water with a drunken hand
With every stroke I take
i reach for land
I long for my bed and to lie with you
And hear the rain pitter patter
on our old tin roof


I am
Just another man stuck in the chain


I’m close enough now
to see the porch lights glow
And the luminance
fills me with hope
I think I see you
moving in the light
But you turn it out
and you go inside
And I’m alone again
in the cold dark night


I am
Just another man stuck in the chain


On the bottom of the lake


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    Song Meaning"The McMillan Straits is the passage of water that separates Raymond Island from Paynesville (the town on the mainland). Everyone that lives on the Island has to cross it daily on the Ferry because there are no places of work or schools on the island. It’s only about 250 meters wide at its thinest point so people often swim across.

    Unfortunately there were multiple times during my childhood where older guys who lived on the island would get drunk at the Paynesville pub and miss the last Ferry (which was just before midnight). They would then attempt to swim across the straits and drown. Everyone would show up to the Ferry terminal the next morning to go to work or school & there would be police divers there looking for the body of the deceased.

    The song is written from the perspective of one of these men and is pretty literal. I’d like to apologise to anyone that reads this that was affected by that in any way. It’s just a bad memory for me that became a song but I know it was a horrific life changing moment for the families and friends of those people."
    -Nick
    bluntmag.com.au/interviews/exclusive-stream-track-by-track-the-sinking-teeth-songs-from-the-bottom-of-the-lake/
    Azazel23on November 10, 2016   Link

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