Mog
Dead in the Water
Lyrics
I bought a bank full of magic beans
I made an art form of silent screams
I climbed a mountain of sinking sands
I built a castle in fairyland

Dead in the water
Whatever I do
It's sinking in
It's out of order
So what is the use
I never win
Dead in the water
It's over, I'm through
Just swim a mile in my shoes

I ticked the boxes they gave to me
High hopes were built on naivety
I've always worked hard like I've been told
I take the silver but not the gold

Dead in the water
Whatever I do
It's sinking in
It's out of order
So what is the use
I never win
Dead in the water
It's over, I'm through
Just swim a mile in my shoes

It's hard to not feel a failure
The last straw for a drowning sailor
Damned if I know where I went wrong
I backed the wrong horse right to the end
Walked off the cliff with the wisest men
I should have known all along

Wait for the red light to turn to green
I'm going nowhere at lightning speed

Dead in the water
Whatever I do
It's sinking in
It's out of order
So what is the use
I never win

Dead in the water
Whatever I do
It's sinking in
It's out of order
So what is the use
I never win
Dead in the water
It's over, I'm through
Just swim a mile in my shoes
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Daniel Maguire
Music Credits: Daniel Maguire
Producer Credits: Stuart Stuart
Performance Credits: Daniel Maguire
Description
Short Song Description:
Disheartened, jaded.
Long Song Description:
Exasperated, dispirited, feeling it's all to no or little avail, but tinged with dark humour.
Story Behind the Song:
It came from feeling unsuccessful and burnt out. Sometimes it's hard to keep trying when you're not having much luck.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:40
Primary Genre: Rock-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Rock-Indie/Low-Fi
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: Stardom
Mood 1: Cheerless
Mood 2: Annoyed
Similar Artist 1: R.E.M.
Similar Artist 2: White Stripes, The
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later