Flash(flood) Friday: Love and Drowning

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As rain pummeled Stanford this last week, all I could think about was love.

These songs all use water (mostly drowning) to describe love, and gave me a great soundtrack while I jumped over puddles, listened to the pitter-patter, and arrived to classes soaked. The first two are less than a year old, and the latter two are unforgettable classics from 2003 and 2005. If you like “You Are the Ocean,” I highly recommend Phantogram’s “Eyelid Movies.”

Phantogram – You Are the Ocean (download)

“And here’s why:
‘Cause you are the ocean that I’m going to drown in
The morning will follow and I won’t remember
It feels like I’ve been here
I’ve been here forever”

Grouper – Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping (download)

“I’m moving through heavy water
Love is enormous
It’s lifting me up
I’d rather be sleeping
I’d rather fall in your tidal waves
Right where the deepest currents fall”

Brand New – Play Crack the Sky (download)

“What they call love is a risk
‘Cause you will always get hit
Out of nowhere by some wave
And end up on your own”

“I need you like water in my lungs”

Death Cab for Cutie – Marching Bands of Manhattan (download)

“Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate half empty or half full
It slowly rises, your love is gonna drown”

3 responses to “Flash(flood) Friday: Love and Drowning

  1. “swimming in the flood”?

    • Oh trust me, I considered adding that one, but the lyrics didn’t link water and love obviously enough for me. These are very up front about it.

  2. I’m pretty happy with this new Phantogram stuff. I’d been kind of ignoring the love/lost lyrics.

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