"Drown" as written by and Adam/walst Gontier....
No matter where you are
I can still hear you when you drown
You've traveled very far
Just to see you I'll come around

When I'm down
All of those yesterdays
Coming around

No matter where you are
I can still hear you when you dream
You traveled very far
You traveled far, like a star

And you are
All of those yesterdays
Coming around

Is it something someone said?
Was it something someone said?

Yesterday the sky was you
And I still feel the same
Nothing left for me to do
And I still feel the same

I wish, I wish I could fly
I wish, I wish I could lie
I will, I will try
I will, I will

Lyrics submitted by alexboy

"Drown" as written by Cliff Price Mark Rutherford

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +7
    General Commentit's about losing the person who's perfect for you, because you're not really perfect for them... that cruel twist of fate when you break up with the person who you know you'll always love and always think about...
    KurdtCobainon March 05, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionI always feel a tinge of sadness after hearing the "I wish, I wish I could lie" part.
    XNeverMindon July 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSingles is a great movie and has one of the best soundtracks too.
    Musicmutton August 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the Smashing Pumpkins, and this song has a lot of meaning to me. To me, this song is about a guy who has a lot of feelings for a girl that broke up with him. He's trying to get over her, but he can't. He feels like his place in her life is to protect her and since he isn't a part of her life anymore, he has to stay from a far and watch her as she is in distress. Not only that, but memories of the "good times" also come to him.
    Great song, Great band.
    Lost_zeroon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI still get goosebumps every time i hear the guitar solo right after "was it something someone said?"
    henry4046on April 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinatly one of my favorite pumpkins song, so freaking good
    6 to 8on August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah zero I think you described that perfectly, great song. He can't get over her, he still loves her.
    da77ynon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had this song on a mix tape somewhere, for so long, I'd randomly recorded it off the radio one day, and I never knew what it was, nor did anyone else, I asked everyone I knew, nobody knew,

    THANK YOU!!!
    kijimaon May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a beautiful song. the 4 minute feedback solo in it is also beautiful in an odd, artistic way. i just love it.
    sean7711on June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite by SP, and as for the meaning, I'm with lost_zero.
    ObsessiveTendencieson April 12, 2004   Link

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