How Not To Drown

Album: Screen Violence (2021)
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  • I'm writing a book on how to stay conscious when you drown
    And if the words float up to the surface
    I'll keep them down
    This is the first time I know
    I don't want the crown
    You can take it now
    You promised the world and brought me it hanging from a string
    Stuck in my mouth, into my throat
    Told me to sing
    That was the first time I knew
    You can't kill the king
    And those who kiss the ring

    Tell me how
    It's better when the sun goes down
    We'll never escape this town
    I wasn't scared when he caught me
    Look what it taught me
    Tell me how
    It's better if I make no sound
    I will never escape these doubts
    I wasn't dead when they found me
    Watch as they pull me down

    I'm writing a chapter on what to do after they dig you up
    On what to do after you grew to hate what you used to love
    That was the first time I knew
    They were out for blood
    And they would have your guts

    Tell me how
    It's better when the sun goes down
    We'll never escape this town
    I wasn't scared when he caught me
    Look what it taught me
    Tell me how
    It's better if I make no sound
    I will never escape these doubts
    I wasn't dead when they found me
    Watch as they pull me down

    Watch as they pull me down
    Watch as they pull me down
    Pulling me down
    Dead when they found me
    Watch as they pull me down
    Watch as they pull me down
    Watch as they pull me down
    Pulling me down
    Dead when they found me
    Watch as they pull me down

    I'm writing a book on how to stay conscious when you drown
    And if the words float up to the surface
    I'll keep them down
    This is the first time I know
    I don't want the crown
    You can take it now
    You can take it now
    Take it now Writer/s: Robert Smith, Martin Doherty, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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