Drowning on Dry Land

Drowning on Dry Land

Mari Flowerbalm's picture

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Liner Notes: 

based on a true story

Lyrics: 

feel i grew up on a different planet

where the sun was somehow closer

waves of light like lilies spreading

like i grew up underwater

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way down in the dim, the trees could swim

the mountains moved in passing breeze

pastures ate their flocks and giants watched

from a house below dark weeds

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once my grand-eel told me

there's a land above

with fish that float their own seas

that you cannot touch or drink

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where the sun was somehow closer

waves of light like lilies spreading

it's a different kind of ocean

than you've ever seen, grand-daughter

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i come up to see

singing songs of wonder

the notes slid off my tongue

in the world of thunder

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seeing smoke, hear pounding

after silent water

in the air it's stifling

my lungs hurt for water

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in the clashing crying

i see giants fighting

i see pastures dying

in the air i'm drowning

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get me back please help me

no one hears my whisper

take me to cool water

in the air i'm drowning

i can't breathe
i can't breathe
i can't breathe
i can't

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feel i grew up on a different planet

where the sun was somehow closer

waves of light like lilies spreading

like i grew up breathing underwater

i can't i can't i can't



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Comments

wow very good! love how the view of breathing underwater is in fact the 'fish out of water' moment, where we as humans would drown, wereas a fish out of water would drown because of 'lack of water'. i dont have the know how to express that thought fully, however i enjoyed this lyrical piece indeed, thanks for sharing! Smile

Tim Fatchen's picture

mmm. Love the imagery and the sense of suffocation too. Can I have this?(it'll be a couple of weeks)

barbara's picture

Painful and beautiful story. So full of your thoroughly empathic imagination and your brilliant poetic expression. It really got inside me and made a deep impression.

ayeahmur's picture

Super evocative! I love how you take something we're familiar with, like the little mermaid, and rework its bones into something much stranger and sadder. This is a world I'd love to know more about.