Undertow Lyrics

by REM

I know what I wanted
I know what I wanted
I know how I wanted this to be

You go down to the water
Drink down on the water
Fly up off the water, leave it be

But this is not my dream, sister
It is cold in heaven
Im not sprouting wings

Im drowning
Me
Im drowning
Me

Brother, can you see those birds?
But they dont look to heaven
And they dont need religion, they can see

They go down to the water
Drink down of the water
Fly up off the water, leave it be

But this is not my time, sister
It is cold in heaven
And no ones coming after me

Im drowning
Me
Im drowning
Me

You know I am tired
Cold and bony tired
Nothings gonna save me, I can see

I cant say Im fearful
I cant say Im not afraid
I am not resisting, I can see

I dont need a heaven
I dont need religion
I am in the place where I should be

I am breathing water
I am breathing water
You know a bodys got to breathe

Im drowning
Me
Im drowning
Me

Im drowning
Me
Im drowning
Me