Drown Them With Me

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This is a song about dependency -- on people and substances. It's the first song I've written with this rhythm in a long time... I used to write everything in this beat. Then, I realized I was writing everything in this beat, got frustrated and moved away from it. Feels good to be back home.

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Whenever you call me up
I know it’s cause you’re feeling down
And for a night I make you feel like a million bucks
And in the morning you’re nowhere to be found

I eat up the scraps that I’m given
From the table where you sit on high
Where your smile’s more pristine than your linens
And the blood doesn’t show in your eyes

But when you’ve got sorrows to drown
And none of your friends are around
You come and drown them me
You come and drown them me
Come on and drown ‘em with me
Come on and drown ‘em with

I know you want to be near me
When everybody’s closing up their tab
You call me up late just to hear me say
That the key is still under the mat

You blabber out some kind of reason
Why you couldn’t come and see me before
But I’m not gonna try you for treason
So come in, drop your coat, shut the door

Cause when you’ve got sorrows to drown
And none of your friends are around
You come and drown them me
You come and drown them me
Come on and drown ‘em with me
Come on and drown ‘em with

I’ve been swimming for so long now
I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be dry
I’m sloppy on my feet any day of the week
But I’m a bullet in a pool full of rye

But I’m not as deep of a diver
As you seem to want me to be
When you push me under your waters
And leave struggling to breathe

Cause when you’ve got sorrows to drown
And none of your friends are around
You come and drown them me
You come and drown them me
Come on and drown ‘em with me
Come on and drown ‘em with

You’ve tried to quit me so many times
That it’s become a kind of morbid routine
You say your goodbye with some trite cliche
And I answer with a sad repartee

A week goes, sometimes a month
And then you call me at a quarter to three
And god knows I’m ready to bury the hatchet
In a bottle of Glenmorangie

Cause when you’ve got sorrows to drown
And none of your friends are around
You come and drown them me
You come and drown them me
Come on and drown ‘em with me
Come on and drown with me
Come on and drown with me

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from Green Curtain Songs, released September 21, 2017

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Nate Paladino California

I write and sing sad songs that sometimes sound happy. Mostly about love and toxic masculinity.

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