I backed my car into a cop car the other day
Well, he just drove off, sometimes life's okay
I ran my mouth off a bit too much, oh, what did I say?
Well, you just laughed it off and it was all okay

And we'll all float on, okay
And we'll all float on, okay
And we'll all float on, okay
And we'll all float on anyway, well

A fake Jamaican took every last dime with that scam
It was worth it just to learn some sleight of hand
Bad news comes, don't you worry even when it lands
Good news will work its way to all them plans
We both got fired on exactly the same day
Well, we'll float on, good news is on the way

And we'll all float on, okay
And we'll all float on, okay
And we'll all float on, okay
And we'll all float on, alright

Already, we'll all float on
No, don't you worry, we'll all float on, alright
Already, we'll all float on, alright
Don't worry, we'll all float on

Alright, already
And we'll all float on, alright
Already, we'll all float on, alright
Don't worry, even if things end up a bit
Too heavy, we'll all float on, alright

Already, we'll all float on alright
Already, we'll all float on, okay
Don't worry, we'll all float on
Even if things get heavy
We'll all float on, alright

Already, we'll all float on (alright)
No, don't you worry, we'll all float on (alright)
We'll all float on


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  • +15
    General Comment

    Isaac Brock's Comments on Float On:

    "It was a completely conscious thing. I was just kind of fed up with how bad shit had been going, and how dark everything was, with bad news coming from everywhere. Our president is just a fucking daily dose of bad news! Then you've got the well-intentioned scientists telling us that everything is fucked. I just want to feel good for a day. I'd had some friends die, and with Jeremy kind of losing it... After we got out of that dark spot with everything melting down with the band, I just wanted to make a positive record. I think we managed to make a quarter of the record positive, and the rest is either kind of dark or more just relaxing into things being how they are, resigned."

    DephMigon December 15, 2012   Link
  • +8
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    I love the new album. This song makes me want to do the safety dance while smoking a cigar...on a unicycle.

    paranoidandroid83on April 09, 2004   Link
  • +8
    General Comment

    To anyone who has complained about other people starting to like indie-music:

    You obviously have little apreciation for the music itself, only for the image. Who the hell cares if other people like the same shit you do, shouldn't that give you some sort of affirmation of your taste? Or does your self worth rest too heavily on the fact that you feel you're unique because you listen to esoteric music? If you like the music, listen to it. If you don't like the music, don't. Its that simple.

    penguin341on April 14, 2004   Link
  • +7
    General Comment

    This song Float On, to me, is very relateable. In life I try to live by the float on aspect which is whatever happens, happens. You cant always control everything you do and sometimes you just have to let things go. If there are people in your life that hurt you then just let them go because its not worth wasting your time. And at the end of the day it will all be worth it and it will just Float On.

    amixaon August 17, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General Comment

    I think this song is about that sense of peace and wealth you feel when you've just lost everything, and you realize that life's just a joke. Something similar to Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monthy Python

    Urasawaon April 26, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    even when things are going shitty they will end up getting better.. that's what the song is about

    fatty padson April 11, 2004   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    i like how he titles this cd "good news for people who love bad news" its clever as hell, cuz usually his lyrics are depressing, which people love about it. now they are more positive on this cd, hence "good news for people who love bad news." meaning hes talking about his fans who loved his depressing music.

    de4dwe1ghton April 12, 2004   Link
  • +4
    My Opinion

    I took this song at face value. I lost my little brother in January and this was the first song that let me feel like I would be ok (even if just a little).

    "even when things get heavy, we're all Float On"

    Life goes on, you don't have to forget. But you cant get stuck in the dark.

    That's what I still get from this song every time I listen to it. I'm able to think of my lil bro and smile.

    NYKilla75on June 11, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    Good News for People Who Love Bad News

    XXX729on June 28, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    HERE IS YOUR ANSWER from The Man himself.

    "It was a completely conscious thing. I was just kind of fed up with how bad shit had been going, and how dark everything was, with bad news coming from everywhere. Our president is just a fucking daily dose of bad news! Then you’ve got the well-intentioned scientists telling us that everything is fucked. I just want to feel good for a day. -Isaac Brock (about Float On)" <3333

    **also, everyone should really like The Props facebook.com/theprops

    They are from Phily tryna make it in Texas.

    SRangion January 23, 2012   Link

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