Am I drowning you out
Bursts of defection
If everything was up to me I would be gone by the first sign
The first sign of hope I'd be packed up and out of my way

Time has been spread so thin
It's just hours till the day begins
And the things that are you keeping you here are not keeping me here
The things that are keeping you here are keeping me away
You'll be sorry, isn't that what they'll say?
Don't follow your heart cause it just seems to get in your way

Don't ever leave here
And mope at your leisure
And straighten out your crease dear
And truth is in a tall beer

Are you drowning your fear
With a glass of deception
When everything is easy then everything will be okay
When everything is easy then you won't be sad that you stayed

Time has been spread so thin
It's just hours till the day begins
And the things that are you keeping you here are not keeping me here
The things that are keeping you here are keeping me away
You'll be sorry, isn't that what they'll say?
Don't follow your heart cause it just seems to get in your way

Don't ever leave here
And mope at your leisure
And straighten out your priest dear
And truth is in a jar here


Lyrics submitted by carola

Drowning Lyrics as written by Allen West Chris Barnes

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    ahhh im absolutely crazy for dashboard! i love this and all of his other songs.

    carolaon November 27, 2001   Link
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    this is a GREAT song.

    i_EnvY_yOur_dEmiSEon December 15, 2001   Link
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    Can someone put up the lyrics for "Broken Hearts and Concrete Floors"?? i need them.

    Emo love54on January 21, 2002   Link
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    good one, of course...all DC is good

    me and the fellas figure its talking about getting drunk, now hear me out, 'glass of deception,' 'truth is in a tall beer,' and a few others

    I'll drink to that

    junky_whino_creepon January 22, 2002   Link
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    yea i think its about getting drunk but getting drunk because youre (or whoever) scared. thats what i think because he says, "are you drowning your fears in this glass of deception"...

    GoOnIe04on January 24, 2002   Link
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    this song is about drowning your fears. drinking alcohol is a relativly common way to do this. the "fear" in this song is a fear of change and hard times. it is partly about what you desire to do coliding with what others think is good for you.

    lemme tell yaon January 25, 2002   Link
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    i play it on guitar left handed and i think its about when you have problems and it usually about girls that screw you over cuz thats all they ever do. i love to play it and its cool how they have the violin thing in it and its rad bro. surfs up

    kalaniocccon January 29, 2002   Link
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    i do think this song is about drinking, but the drinking isn't the focus, the focus is the fact that he feels he has to drink, because he's scared of something. i'm not gonna pretend to know what's going on, but i love this song, and i saw dashboard in concert recently, and i was right in the front with my friend, and in between songs my friend asked chris to play drowning, and he made kindof a face, and said he couldn't because that song made him upset. so whatever this song is about, it's definitely something deep.

    funkykowzon April 26, 2002   Link
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    This song makes me cry... Me and my boyfriend broke up just today, and I've been playing this and 'The Brilliant Dance' .... Both say how I feel and they mean a lot to me, both songs... For other reasons, not just today... Chris totally rocks and I admire him so much for being able to write lyrics that explain how so many people feel, but can't express

    pretty-in-punkon May 11, 2002   Link
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    i absolutely love this line...it could be the story of my life...<< And you'll be sorry isn't that what they'll say. Don't follow your heart cause it just seems to get in your way.

    starburzt123on May 24, 2002   Link

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