Undertow

Album: New Adventures In Hi-Fi (1996)
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  • I know what I wanted
    I know what I wanted
    I know how I wanted this to be

    You go down to the water
    Drink down of the water
    Walk up off the water, leave it be

    This is not my time, sister
    It is cold in heaven
    And I'm not sprouting wings

    I'm drowning
    Me
    I'm drowning
    Me, yeah

    Brother can you see those birds?
    They don't look to heaven
    They don't need religion, they can see

    They go down to the water
    Drink down on the water
    Fly up off the water, leave it be

    This is not my time, sister
    It is cold in heaven
    And no one's coming after me

    I'm drowning
    Breathing ourselves
    Me, yeah
    Breathing ourselves
    I'm drowning
    Breathing ourselves
    Me, yeah

    You know I am tired
    Cold and bony tired
    Nothing's gonna save me, I can see

    I can't say I'm fearful
    I can't say I'm not afraid
    But I am not resisting, I can see

    I don't need a heaven
    I don't need religion
    I am in the place where I should be

    I am breathing water
    I am breathing water
    You know a body's got to breathe

    I'm drowning
    Breathing ourselves
    Me, yeah
    Breathing ourselves
    I'm drowning
    Breathing ourselves
    Me, yeah

    I'm drowning
    Breathing ourselves
    Me, yeah
    Breathing ourselves
    I'm drowning
    Breathing ourselves
    Me, yeah Writer/s: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck, William Berry
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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