"Danger Of The Water" as written by David Craig, Barry Hyde, David Hyde and Ross Millard....
The beginning of the disaster was difficult to spot
The speed of your reaction was to slow to make a difference
Far to slow to make it stop

You got everything together, you sailed it down the river
You said it was relaxing then you disappeared forever
I can not remember, the times we were together
Perhaps it's just the water, pulling both of us under

Now there's nothing by the river, but your washed up umbrella
Not enough to make a difference, not enough to make it stop

It cut thought the water as we watched it getting closer
And you said that it would soon fall down the drain
You said it didn't matter but then that is you all over
And the danger of the water meant it wasn't worth the bother

Danger danger water water
Danger danger water water
Danger danger water water
Danger danger water

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"Danger of the Water" as written by David Craig Barry Hyde

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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on their CD. It cuts the album in half, stopping it for an interlude, and provides one of the most gentle statements on the band's outlook on love and life. It's only right that Carnival Kids (the best of the CD) follows right after, providing a one-two punch of the best the band can offer.
    PittsColt45on December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song does cut the album in half, a soft melodic thing, but I just still can't figure it out.
    Probably cuz I'm all hyped up on Mountain Dew.
    go_pete_goon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's complicated, it's just a metaphor for a relationship failing suddenly without either person seeing it coming. You look back in hindsight and you see why things went wrong, but it's still something of a blur.
    ReActoron February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYep, relationships can come and go as quickly as a flash flood.
    lactosefreemanon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalthough im not sure if its true, i heard this song was actually about someone they know dying in an accident. If this is true, it explains much about the lyrics (self explanitory) and the fact it is the 7th song on the album is also significant as i believe the person lived or died in/from the seventh floor.
    whether what i said is true or not, its a haunting and excellent song, one of the best on the album in my opinion
    pinkson May 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the Futureheads, but when I first heard this and the Danger (Danger) Water (Water) bit came on, it scared the shit out of me!
    Handyon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvery eerie song, cool on its own, but strangely eerie if you start to think a bit...
    Tezmeisteron March 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcould be about a creature from the water, such as an alligator or shark. the 'it cut through the water' line reminds me of jaws...
    Tezmeisteron March 12, 2008   Link

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