If I Drown

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Learned how to swim in the shallows
Dive off the dock from the gallows
Taste like a dream so elusive
Earn your respect, so abusive

Would you put your arms around me
Would you lift me up and ground me
Can you breathe some life between these lips
And tell me it’s alright

Because I’m on my last concession
Coming up from so much compression
And I’ve just got one more question
Will you tell me it’s alright?

If I drown, if I sink, fail to rise
Oh Sarah
If the wind beneath my wings slowly dies
Oh Sarah, would you tell me it’s alright?

Drunk on a glance from a shadow
Pray beg a smile to remember
Smoke from the stream, autumn embers
Drift to the depths and let it burn

Would you put your arms around me
Would you lift me up and ground me
Can you breathe some life between these lips
And tell me it’s alright

Because I’m on my last concession
Coming up from so much compression
And I’ve just got one more question
Will you tell me it’s alright?

If I drown, if I sink, fail to rise
Oh Sarah
If the wind beneath my wings slowly dies
Oh Sarah, would you tell me it’s alright?

If I drown, if I sink, fail to rise
If the wind beneath my wings slowly dies
If I fall, if I fail, if I trip
If the ground beneath my feet starts to slip
Oh Sarah, would you tell me it’s alright?


 - May 2004 -