"Water" as written by and Joseph Donald Mascis Jr.....
Saw you down across the water
You're floating safely in the way you do
Then I scrammed before you saw me
I've gotta keep thinking you wanna to

[Chorus:]
By the shoreline, will you be fine
Or will it cover you
And when you taste it, do you embrace it
What will you let it do

We grab a look across the water
We grab a smile and then you're gone a while
With you it'd be across the water
When I'm losing it I like your style

By the shoreline, will you be fine
Or will it cover you
And when you taste it, do you embrace it
What will you let it do to you

Come on, baby!
Drive me out of my mind
If I come home alone with you
And see what you do

This is crazy
And nothing more I want to see
Is that the safest place to sit
And be so spacey


Scary things across the water
You'd never know
Till they have their way with you
You won't catch me deep in the water
However much I wanna play with you

Don't stay in long
No one's that strong
Enough not to crumble
Whenever the water wants you

Don't be so crazed
I'm just tryin' to save
You from losing everything you've got
This is no time to rot

Don't be fooled by
All the coolness rushing by
Don't let it grab your mind
Pull out now or you will find

All you strive for
Nothing, gone, no more

You're his servant now


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"Water" as written by Joseph Donald Mascis Jr

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    General CommentI've always assumed that 'water' is a metaphor to the drugs. The lines:

    By the shoreline, will you be fine?
    Or will it cover you?
    And when you taste it, will you embrace it?
    What will you let it do to you?

    especially hammer this point home. If you're in a situation where you're very close to the 'water', will you be ok? Will you become an addict?
    crispingsleeveon June 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentprobably one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard
    ENion August 17, 2007   Link

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