"Floating in the Forth" as written by Scott Hutchison, Grant Hutchison, and David William Lawrence Kennedy....
So you just stepped out
Of the front of my house
And I'll never see you again.
I closed my eyes for a second
And when they opened
You weren't there.
And the door shut shut
I was vacuum packed,
Shrink-wrapped out of air
And the spine collapsed
And the eyes rolled back
To stare at my starving brain,

And fully clothed, I float away
(I'll float away)
Down the Forth, into the sea
I think I'll save suicide for another day.

And I picture this corpse
On the M8 hearse
And I half run away to sleep
On a rolled up coat
Against the window
With the strobe of the sun
And the life I've led
Am I ready to leap
Is there peace beneath
The roar of the Forth road bridge?
On the Northern side
There's a Fife of mine
And a boat in the port for me,

And fully clothed, I float away
(I'll float away)
Down the Forth, into the sea
I'll steer myself
Through drunken waves
These manic gulls
Scream it's okay
Take your life
Give it a shake
Gather up
All your loose change
I think I'll save suicide for another year.

Lyrics submitted by mattcorden, edited by ater19

"Floating in the Forth" as written by Grant David Hutchison David Kennedy


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  • +1
    General Commentlove it, great tune.

    it's sad, but hopeful at the end.
    heyjuderefrainon May 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is following the same theme as the rest of the album, i read an interview about it, wherein he states that the album is about a very traumatic breakup he went through, and this album tells the story of it. This song is about right at the end, after the breakup, how he wanted to commit suicide by jumping off the forth bridge (hence the name) but he decided that he would carry on living, hence the,
    'I guess i'll save suicide for another year'.
    Kane92on August 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI feel the lyric is "i steer myself through chopping waves" not "drunken waves".
    Never the less this song is incredible truly inspirational...
    Scratch that the entire album is a work of art,from start to finish top class lyrics stunning drums and guitar work that would put most indie bands these days to shame...
    beezybeaston October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hear 'leap' not 'leave'.

    i love this song.
    secondhandskyon June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, having listened to this song loads since i put the lyrics up, i also hear leap.
    mattcordenon June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdear beachbabex90210,

    why wouldnt you name it frightened rabbit?

    yours truly, enjoyyourroots
    enjoyyourrootson September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI reckon it's 'choppy waves'
    Ravie27on November 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah i also hear either 'choppy waves'

    what a beautiful song, I love it, it has hope
    hannahslateron December 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its 'Choppy waves' also...

    And I think it's 'is a Fife of mine' rather than 'there's'.
    fairyontoaston January 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a hopeful song, not many bands can say "I think I'll save suicide for another day" and not make it sound whiny.
    Brilliant how it changes from "day" to "year" a great showing of progression and change.
    frontman17on January 04, 2009   Link

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