hey you
over there
won't you help a stranger
that's a sorry sight my friend
it's not me
to make a fuss
it's just that the water's cold
and i can't feel my legs

help me out
don't let me drown in here
can't you see
i'm gonna die in here

please excuse
that outburst
i'm a little scared
i don't know what came over me
What's wrong
don't close your eyes
i don't want to hurt you
i just need a little help

help me out
don't let me drown in here
can't you see
i'm gonna die in here
swim he says
why do you say these things
one last chance
just get me out of here


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The Lake song meanings
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    General CommentHmmmm is the whole idea of drowning a metaphor, for him going to drown in his own fears?
    Lorna450on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, I think so. Very beautiful song. Too sad that no one seems to know this band ;).
    XCrusherXon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me this songs speaks of a depression, and how people turn away from you... especially the "swim he says..." line, which is like saying "get over yourself, life is not that bad..." which i have heard countless time while i was depressed, but you feel that you cant do it on your own. and then the "it's not me
    to make a fuss
    it's just that the water's cold
    and i can't feel my legs "
    and
    "please excuse
    that outburst
    i'm a little scared
    i don't know what came over me"
    you always feel ashamed for being in a shitty mood, and for letting your feelings show, because people turn away from you as if you are gonna do something to them, and prefer to "close their eyes"
    anyways thats the exact experience i got when i was going through a depression, and the song describes it perfectly
    themarianneon April 24, 2008   Link

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