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Sink or Swim

benb - 5-26-2016 at 08:02 PM

Will you please wash my shirt, it's dirty
The floor is nice if you like concrete
I want everything around me to hurt me
But I don't care to change my red spotted sheets

It's the smell - stale air
when I shave my hair
I'm pretty sure I don't care
I won't take from there
To my yellow chair
And I stare and stare
At the paint on my wall
And I wait for your call

But when I ask you to look with me at the ground
Would you find it to be a strange request?
And if I asked you to please be miserable with me
Will you try your best, baby?

Sink or swim to the bottom
Oh, sink or swim to the bottom
Yeah

I'm so concerned about the way I look
I want you to kill my face with your pretty words
Well people say they can read me like a book
But I want you to judge me by my cover

Be my lover, hover over me like my mother
Be my agitation, my destination when I recover
We'll smother one another, be depressed
Young and restless, and wait around to be discovered
And I want a disease I can put my hands on
I pull and squeeze, and throw a tantrum
With tin foil windows, talk all day
With nothing to do, and too much to say, now

Sink or swim to the bottom
Oh, sink or swim to the bottom
Yeah

I wanna be a genius but not reach my full potential
I wanna have not 4 not 3 but maybe one credential
I want to affect people from Pacific to Atlantic
Then overdose, become a ghost, because that's so damn romantic
I'm half schizophrenic, but there's no need to panic
Simply makes life more dynamic for me
I tell myself, "God damn it man, how can you stand it, man?"
I tell myself the same story

I'll be forgotten soon
And I'll live the life that is due
Yes I'll sabotage my health
And keep all my brilliant ideas to myself

Sink or swim to the bottom
Oh, sink or swim to the bottom
Yeah, sink or swim to the bottom
yea yea yea, sink or swim to the bottom
o-o-ttom
o-o-ttom
o-o-ttom
o-o-ttom
the bottom
the bottom
the bottom

Sink or Swim

benb - 6-3-2016 at 01:01 PM

fixed slightly

Sink or Swim

will - 5-23-2017 at 07:34 PM

Original lyric interpretations by Ben, all I really contributed to was the "affect" part (original interpretation was "off that")

Quote:
Will you please wash my ship It's dirty
The floor is nice if you like concrete
I want everything around me to hurt me
But I don't care to change my red splattered sheets

It's the smell - stale air
when I shave my hair
I'm pretty sure I don't care
I won't take from there
To my yellow chair
And I stare and stare
At the paint on my wall
And I wait for your call

But when I ask you to look with me at the ground
Would you find it to be a strange request?
And if I asked you to please be miserable with me
Will you try your best, baby?

Sink or swim to the bottom
Oh, sink or swim to the bottom
Yeah

I'm so concerned about the way I look
I want you to kill my face with your pretty words
Well people say they can read me like a book
But I want you to judge me by my cover

Be my lover, hover over me like my mother
Be my agitation, my destination when I recover
We'll smother one another, be depressed
Young and restless, and wait around to be discovered
And I want a disease I can put my hands on
I pull and squeeze, and throw a tantrum
With tin foil windows, talk all day
With nothing to do, and too much to say, now

Sink or swim to the bottom
Oh, sink or swim to the bottom
Yeah

I wanna be a genius but not reach my full potential
I wanna have not 4 not 3 but maybe one credential
I want to affect people from Pacific to Atlantic
Then overdose, become a ghost, because that's so damn romantic
I'm half schizophrenic, but there's no need to panic
Simply makes life more dynamic for me
I tell myself, "God damn it man, how can you stand it?"
And I tell myself the same story

I'll be forgotten soon
And I'll live the life that's due
Yes I'll set the touch, my health
And keep all my brilliant ideas to myself

Sink or swim to the bottom
Oh, sink or swim to the bottom
Yeah, sink or swim to the bottom
yea yea yea, sink or swim to the bottom
o-o-ttom
o-o-ttom
o-o-ttom
o-o-ttom
the bottom
the bottom
the bottom


Also, I want to say that "set and touch my health" sounds more like "sit and touch my hell".

neckbeard - 9-18-2018 at 12:35 AM

i hear...

"will you please wash my shirt it's dirty"

but i could be wrong. also this is easily top 5 favorite ima songs of all time. i don't know what id do without this track, i can listen over and over and not have a problem. haha

benb - 9-18-2018 at 04:18 AM

you're totally right, it is shirt - these threads are a bit outdated. updated :)