Floating Away

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Floating Away

Post by sleepysilverdoor »

Phlebia
Five years old, you were too young to have a say
As you left behind your home in Cardenàs Bay.
The skies are shading darker, a tinted salty haze
The swells begin to rise, the ocean starts to sway
It cracks and takes your mother choking on the spray
All alone upon the water as you float away

A boy without a nation, a boy without a place
Your life you left behind drowned beneath the waves
I hope you smiled when you boarded that plane
Cause I know that you remember watching her float away
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Re: Floating Away

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Laid up at home on a week's bed rest
With a quarter-sized tumor fresh outta my neck
Doctor sent me off to convalesce
With a pocket full of pills

Now this weren't just some tylenol three
It was Percocet, that's tylenol with oxycodine
The only time the military ever gave me
Somethin' stronger than advil

Chorus
And I'd take a thousand more if I'd a clue of how to get 'em or a single fewer thing worth livin' for
If holding on for one more day is the best way to show 'em, they might hold you and keep you from floating away


My face went fuzzy like an old TV
And I didn't feel the hunger, didn't feel the need
To put myself to bed with the Jeremiah Weed
Or to worry 'bout the fallin' out

Days had passed since I'd felt pain
But I heard a sound in the lizard brain
On and on that voice was sayin
Take 'em til the script run out

Chorus

I think of all the people who're just like me
And got a little bottle after surgery
But they had a predilection or a pusher MD
The Sackler original sin

If the doctor woulda give me another refill
If I'd told him that I needed just another few pills
Tap dancin' on an open window sill
And never come down again

Chorus

Their holding on for one more day is the last way to show you, they might hold you and keep you from floating away
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Re: Floating Away

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lyrx - Floating Away
gizo

I treat my body like some kind of shrine
‘cos I am the beginning and ending of all time
relatively
It’s all about me
relatively
it’s all I can see

floating away

I made mistakes when I was young
I put too much paper under my tongue
got stuck in a dream
that’s inside of me
relatively
I was stranded at sea

floating away
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Re: Floating Away

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Floating Away
by Lichen Throat

Guy on the path in the Everglades,
Just after noon, no shade,
A quick gust of wind blows off his hat. (My hat!)
Now he can’t get it back.
It’s out of reach and in the swamp;
He’s afraid of gators’ chomp.
Now it’s just floating away.
Curse this evil day.
He can’t have any fun; it’s so hot in the sun.
And his thinning hair is gray.

Floating away, floating away.

You know that movie, The Red Balloon?
It can’t end too soon.
Teacher said it was sweet and cheery,
But I found it dreary.
We had to watch it every year;
I grew to dread that flying sphere.
It should have floated away,
No reason for it to stay.
Don’t let it pop! Please make it stop!
Don’t make us watch it today.
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Re: Floating Away

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Floating Away - Brown Word and the Big Whine

Take me to New Orleans
I wanna see those sights
I wanna see the many faces
Mardi Gras, those flashing lights

I didn't know where I am
We're sleeping in a van
Streets a thunder for blocks
We're huffing ether off a sock

And I'm floating away
Floating away
High above the crowd
On the float that I made
Floating away
Floating away
Man I'm fucking high...

The parking garage New Orleans
Have to pee at the casino
Now were eating at the buffet
This place like nowhere I know

The night comes dancing back
Mississippi Mud in brown sack
4 am on the big clock
We're huffing ether off a sock

And the old man wants to go somewhere
We wheel him up and through the crowd
Hanging beads on the back of his chair
Joyous sound unto the lord

And I'm floating away
Floating away
High above the crowd
On the float that I made
Floating away
Floating away
Man I'm fucking high...
And I'm floating away
Floating away
High above the crowd
On the float that I made
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

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Ken's Super Duper Band 'n Stuff

C#m A

F# B E A-G#m- x2
F# F#

G#m A E B

Twenty years ago
From Tennessee and Moscow
Expedition One
Commenced the countdown, engines on

November 2
They were the first crew
Two days spent in flight
Blasting up into the night

Floating away
To our new home in space
Floating away
136 days

Nothing goes as planned
Setbacks can get out of hand
Two days to make warm
Sustenance in freeze dried form

Floating away
To our new home in space
Floating away
136 days

Off the Earth, For the Earth, and beyond

Conquering our fears
We’ve lived in space for all these years
So much we have learned
Many nations taking turns

Floating away
To our new home in space
Floating away
136 days

Floating away
To our new home in space
Floating away
136 days
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Re: Floating Away

Post by furrypedro »

Balance Lost

(On) the air the smell of something stops you
From the road down to the see and all along
A formation of fireflies that want
To show you something just before the dawn
But maybe now is not the time to learn
Just slip back into your comforts

You wait all night
A new disguise
There's no invites
For neophytes
But in your eyes
Something collides
The thing you want
Has gone outside
And you're never gonna feel it
Forever can't heal
Some people just hide the shame
And you'll never be ready
'Til the soul gets heavy
Better to just float away

Now you let another moment pass
It's easier to hide behind the long grass
You're never going to calm your beating heart
Too many thoughts for you to disregard
So put another layer on the brick wall
But don't make it so strong that it won't fall

You wait all night
A new disguise
There's no invites
For neophytes
But in your eyes
Something collides
The thing you want
Has gone outside
And you're never gonna feel it
Forever can't heal
Some people just hide the shame
And you'll never be ready
'Til the soul gets heavy
Better to just float away
And you're never gonna feel it
Forever can't heal
Some people just hide the shame
And you'll never be ready
'Til the soul gets heavy
Better to just float away
Better to just float away
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Floating Away - Hot Pink Halo

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For forty-nine seconds the crowd
Became the sky
Light flashed and sparkled
To capture your flight
The sounds all around
Rolled on like thunder
And it echoed
Through every single
Home in the land

And you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran
And I’ll always remember that look on your face as you ran as you ran as you ran

For forty-nine seconds you
Made everyone better
And everyone else
Helped make you better in return
You stretched across time
And left everything else behind
And it looked so easy like you were
Floating away

And you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran
And I’ll always remember that look on your face as you ran as you ran as you ran

And you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran and you ran
And I’ll always remember that look on your face as you ran as you ran as you ran
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Post by SweeneyToad »

Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away
Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away

These are the End times we spit the end rhymes please send the gods it’s the end of millennium
End of the pentium where are we sending them
Up to the sky sinners will fry
Out to the pasture it’s a rapture winners will fly
Eat your dinner inside listen or you’ll die why cause y2k meltdown I’m ok
Cause I got Clerks the Animated Series
Suncoast video anime is near me
I download Metallica right from Napster
Blockbuster night rent Fight Club after

Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away
Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away

Got my AOL free disk in the mail down stairs
50 free hours in the chat room town square
Load up my free trial TV dinner in the microwave
Press play American Psycho today
Like where Tycho stay at the penny arcade
With that Henny I fade I’m sending a page
My dealer got me xannies damn dawg something funny
Got red lips mad dog 20/20 Ay
Goodwill hunting how bout them apples
Howard Stern and Eminem made me an asshole
Dennis Leary was the foundation on the castle
It’s Y2K got that boiler room cash flow

Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away
Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away
Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away
Ay this is Y2K
Ay we floating away
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Float Away

I, I feel so numb
Can't feel my fingers, cat's got my tongue
Gone, it's gone away
Every single word I never got to say

Sing, insanity
Bring your wilderness to every part of me
Go, go on your way
I will close my eyes until I feel the day

'Cause I don't wanna go, wanna stay on the floor
Wanna dance to the rhythm of the days before
Wanna fly to the middle of the shimmering sun
When the stars go down and the dreaming is done
Say you got no time, but you're feeling fine
Well let me introduce you to a friend of mine
Take me back to those halcyon days, and let me float away

Breathe another sigh
Hear the thunder that is coming from on high
Feel the roaring wind
While you remember every single place you've been

Hide, hide it away
Let your brokenness inside show you the way
I, I can't believe
In a world that never rids itself of greed

'Cause I don't wanna go, wanna stay on the floor
Wanna dance to the rhythm of the days before
Wanna fly to the middle of the shimmering sun
When the stars go down and the dreaming is done
Say you got no time, but you're feeling fine
Well let me introduce you to a friend of mine
Take me back to those halcyon days, and let me float away
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