Everything is open
Nothing is set in stone
Rivers turn to ocean
Oceans tide you home
Home is where your heart is
But your heart had to roam
Drifting over bridges
Never to return
Watching bridges burn

You're driftwood floating underwater
Breaking into pieces pieces pieces
Just driftwood hollow and of no use
Waterfalls will find you bind you grind you

Nobody is an island
Everyone has to go
Pillars turn to butter
Butterflying low
Low is where your heart is
But your heart has to grow
Drifting under bridges
Never with the flow

And you really didn't think it would happen
But it really is the end of the line
So I'm sorry that you turned to driftwood
But you've been drifting for a long long time

Everywhere there's trouble
Nowhere's safe to go
Pushes turn to shovel's
Shoveling the snow
Frozen you have chosen
The path you wish to go
Drifting now forever
And forever more
Until you reach your shore

You're driftwood floating underwater
Breaking into pieces pieces pieces
Just driftwood hollow and of no use
Waterfalls will find you bind you grind you
And you really didn't think it would happen
But it really is the end of the line

So I'm sorry that you turned to driftwood
But you've been drifting for a long long time
You've been drifting for a long long time
You've been drifting for a long long
Drifting for a long long time


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"Driftwood" as written by Francis Healy

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    General CommentIndeed, Arkanna is right. I have a CD called "Absolute Travis" or something similar, and Fran explains how when he was writing it he was thinking up things that become other things when they mature. He got Caterpillars turn to Butterflies, and tried to shorten it with Carter turn to Flies, but that didn't make sense. So then he tried Pillars turn to Butter, and he went with that because it gives you the image of some Ancient Greek architectural Columns/Pillars that turn to butter, or in other-words break and become nothing but rubble and debris.
    Also when I saw them in Concert, Fran said before playing this song that it was about that person that everyone knows that has so much potential but drifts and does nothing with their lives.
    Dimitrison March 20, 2003   Link

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