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Album: Sleep Through the Static (2008)
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  • In 2007, Johnson's wife's cousin Danny Riley tragically died at age 19 from a brain tumor. He had spent his final few months living with Johnson and his family. Sleep Through the Static is dedicated to Riley, and this song juxtaposes coming to grips with Riley's death and watching his own son grow up and learn to tread water for the first time. Johnson told Rolling Stone magazine: "It's about learning how to let go of someone you love, watching them swim away."
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