Not Waving, But Drowning

Album: Not Waving, But Drowning (2019)
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  • I read about a man getting drowned once
    His friends thought he was waving to them from the sea but really, he was drowning
    And then I thought that, in a way, it is true of life too
    That a lot of people pretend, out of bravery really
    That they are very jolly and ordinary sort of chaps
    But really they do not feel at home at all in the world
    Or able to make friends easily
    So then they joke a lot and laugh
    And people think they're quite alright and jolly nice too
    But sometimes that brave pretense breaks down
    And then, like the poor man in this poem, they are lost
    Not waving, but drowning Writer/s: Benjamin Coyle-Larner
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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