"Drifting" as written by and Linda Perry....
What a wonderful hesitation
Who would bear to feel sorry for me
Dropped another pill just to calm me
Collapsed to my knees and fell fast into sleep

There I was drifting
Way out into the sunshine
Expecting to crash but I'm tied to a string

Look at me I'm a tangled puppet
I might be a mess but I'm sure can survive
Find myself awake counting sad days

One, two, three that's too many for me
Dropped another pill just to find me
Reached for my hand but it was already there

Then I started believin'
That I fell out of a tiny raindrop

That lost its way when I decided to roam
Chasing me was a hungry dweller
But I had escaped it by pretending to die

Come follow me you won't expect the illusion
You'll see it's my imagination
Hand me your eyes

I will put them in front of mine
You'll see a little better
You'll see a little better

What a wonderful destination
Where I am now
I can no longer see

Dropped another pill just to kill me
Collapsed to my knees and fell fast into sleep

There I was drifting
Way out into the sunshine
Expecting to crash but I'm tied to a string

Look at me I'm a tangled puppet
I might be a mess but I'm sure can survive
But I had escaped it by pretending to die


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"Drifting" as written by Linda Perry

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    General Commentthe ever great Linda Perry....ahhhhh...anywho i do believe that this song, along with many of her others is that she is in fact strung out on pills and other things, and in this little shinanigan she is really thinking about her life and how it's not the greatest (find myself awake counting sad days, 1,2,3, that's too many for me) and she wants someone to see how she does (hand me your eyes, i will put them in front of mine, you'll see a little better) i dunno. i grew up listening to this stuff with my dad and never really understanding it until i was older. please tell me if i'm wrong, but no one really seems interested in this song......ah well.....the best is for the few.
    aaygeeangel77on June 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this fucking song. I'm too drunk right now to write about what i think it means, im listening to it right now. ' I might be a mess but i sure can survive'

    It's fucking beautiful.
    Pistoleroon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI also love this song. In fact, I think is about taking antidepressants (that's why she talk about taking a pill just to feel better) and finally committing suicide. This song is also about putting yourself in someone else's shoes (Hand me your eyes, I will put them in front of mine. You'll see a little better...You'll see a little better); sometimes is just difficult trying to explain somebody about this kind of feelings, so it would be easier if the others see with the eyes of a depressed person.
    wickedxyon November 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentBeing an addict myself, I can tell you that this is definitely about being addicted. Be it pills or any other addiction. No one can truly understand what the addict is going through unless they experience it themselves, through the eyes of an addict. Once the addict is sober they can actually see what's killing them and therefore are able to write songs such as this one. Definitely one of my favorites from Linda Perry. Gotta shout out "Spaceman" and "Morphine and Chocolate" as well. Again, dealing with addiction ! ! !
    KingBigDanon June 05, 2016   Link

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