Floating

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Performer
 
 

This Song Appears On:

1990Kenmore SquareStudio Album

 

Lyrics


I'm just floating
I'm just floating
I'm just floating
Across the sea 

Salt water stings my eyes
I'm out of focus, seeing out of time 
He's living on a respirator
Out of air and out of life 
Worrying about Jesus Christ
and how much is heaven's price

Once I smelled trouble
The sun burned my nose
Now I'm spending everyday
With sand between my toes

If the world is just an ocean
I'm just floating 
I'm just floating 
If the world is just an ocean
I'm just floating 
I'm just floating 

Seabreeze chills to my bone
I'm always underweight
But never overthrown 
He's a freedom fighter
Over Salvador underpaid
Tick tacks stop the questions
Of left or right and death squad raids 

Once I saw trouble
The monkey's straightman rose
"Uncle Sam's hit the beach, so let's go, go Rambo!" 

If the world is just an ocean
I'm just floating 
I'm just floating 
If the world is just an ocean
I'm just floating 
I'm just floating

I know a man's that's swimming
Across an endless sea
He does things by the book
But underneath that yuppie look
There lies a private thief
I don't need his paper headlines
To start my day in the morning

I know a girl who's sinking
Into this murky mud
She wants to hear the truth
Rising up from her fog of youth
But nobody understands her with love
Oh, can't you see she's drowning
She's drowning, can't you see?

I know a man that's swimming around
I know a girl that's sinking down 
I know a man who's paddling across
I know a woman who's diving, it's so hot
I know a couple that's sailing away from it all
But not me
I'm just floating 

I'm just floating 

I'm just floating
I'm just floating
I'm just floating
Across the sea