SOUL ASYLUM � Goin� Down

Floatin� down the river
With a saturated liver
And I thought I would forgive her
But I do believe she meant it
When she told me to forget it
And I bet she will regret it
When they find me in the morning wet and drowned
And the word gets �round
Goin� down
I�m Goin� down

Coming� up for air
It�s pretty stuffy under there
I�d like to say I didn�t care
But I forgot to leave a note
And it�s so hard to stay afloat
I�m soakin� wet without a boat
And I knew I should have taken off my shoes
It�s front page news
Goin� down
I�m goin� down

I wish I had another drink
It wouldn�t be so hard to sink
I should have taken time to think
Besides I got the picture straight
She must have had another date
I didn�t need this extra weight
I wish that I could see the way to shore
Don�t want no more
Goin� down
I�m goin� down

And now I see the life I led
I slept it all away in bed
I should have learned to swim instead
And now it�s really got me stumped
I can�t believe why I jumped
I�d like to get my tummy pumped
I can�t believe they drink this stuff in town
This dirty brown
Goin� down
I�m goin� down

I wish I looked before I leaped
I didn�t know it was so deep
Been down so far I don�t get wet
Haven�t touched the bottom yet
This river scene is gettin� old
I�m hungry, sleepy, wet and cold
She told me to forget it nice
I should have taken her advice
I only want to go back home
I�d gladly leave that girl alone
What a way to spend the night
If I don�t drown, I�ll die of fright
My pappy taught me how to float
But I can�t swim a single note
He threw me in to teach me how
I stayed there floatin� like a mama cow
And now I�ve floated way down stream
I know this has to be a dream
If I could find my way to shore
I�d never, never do this anymore
I�ll give you three, I�ve been down nine
I�m goin� down just one more time.
Goin� down.
I�m goin� down.

Now the sky is gettin� light
And everything will be alright
Think I finally got the knack
Just floatin� here lazy on my back
I never really liked that town
I think I�ll ride the river down
Just movin� slow and floatin� free
There�s a river swingin� under me.
Waving back to the folks on shore
I should have thought of this before
I�m floatin� on down to New Orleans
Goin� to pick up on some swingin� scenes
I know I�ll know a better day
I�ll go down groovin� all the way
Goin� down
Goin� down
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