Alex Clare - Treading Water Lyrics



My heart just sank the moment I saw you,
You're the image of a girl that I used to know.
Don't be alarmed, if it seems hard, for me to explain,
But every detail of your face makes me recall the name.
Hmmm treading water, I keep,
Treading water.

Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.
Maybe it's another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.

Can you forgive the things I do, that I can't amend?
Not the way I yearn for her,
I hope you can't pretend.
Girl you're a fire and you'll find,
That I want to get burned.
No matter what you can teach me,
I'm sure I'll never learn.
Hmmm treading water, I keep,
Treading water.

Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.
Maybe it's another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.

If my concentration,
Seems spread too thin.
And when you speak, my eyes glaze over.
I'm sorry girl, it's not you, it's her.

And you're another chance,
To mock myself again.
Maybe you're another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance.

Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.
Baby your another chance,
I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
Maybe it's another chance,
To mock myself again.




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Alex Clare Treading Water Comments
  1. LuiTheCat

    When I was younger I thought this song was the shit, the song sucks. Man keeps repeating the same thing over and over and over again

  2. Sharpson

    This was one of my favourites on the album. Diplo's dip into D&B was a breath of fresh air.

  3. Ohad Gad Peri

    אני היחיד שהחזיק את את הדמעות בעניים?

  4. Alessandro Lima

    2019 s2

  5. sn666

    Water in a Jaguar. really british. nice

  6. P Zeid

    8 years ago... time really flies. this man was ahead of his time. this song sounds like it‘s from 2017 or 2018

  7. Shon

    Is he the guy from agt?

  8. maliek Facey

    Is me or this song makes me cry

  9. Ellie lou Thorn

    Alex I love you

  10. MirrorGlazeTM

    1:21 i thought the sound in the background was my mom lolz

  11. 田中Александр

    When meet a nice girl but she just keeps reminding you of your ex .

  12. Joseph R.B. Palm-Goodwin

    Just how current female 👩‍🎤 🎤ers, like Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, sing the words of 🌏 from a feminine point of view, there are male singers, like this 🐱, including Aloe Blacc, Coldplay, and Chainsmokers, singing songs from God’s masculine side.

  13. Dick Damage

    That echo effect at 2:52 is fucking beautiful.

  14. German Countryball

    When I saw the video I had to go to the toilet 🚽🚽🚽

  15. Bec X

    What a voice!

  16. Mahiro

    Just copied for myself but it might be useful

    Lyrics
    My heart just sank the moment I, saw you,
    You’re the image of a girl, that I used to know.
    Don’t be alarmed if it seems hard, for me to explain,
    But every detail of your face, makes me recall the name.
    Hmm I'm treading water,
    I keep, treading water!

    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again!
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    I’m sure I'll fuck things up in the same way
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again

    Can you forgive the things I do,
    That I can’t amend?
    Not the way I yearn for her,
    I hope you can’t pretend
    Girl you’re a fire and you'll find,
    That I want to get burnt,
    No matter what you can teach me,
    I’m sure I’ll never learn.
    Hmmm treading water,
    I keep, treading water

    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    I’m sure I'll fuck things up in the same way
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again

    It’s my concentration,
    Seems spread too thin,
    And when you speak, my eyes glaze over
    I’m sorry girl, it’s not you it’s her

    And you're another chance,
    To mug myself again
    Baby you're another chance,
    I’m sure I'll fuck things up in the same way
    Baby it’s another chance
    Baby it's another chance
    To mug myself again,
    Baby you're another chance,
    I'm sure I'll fuck things up in the same way.
    Baby It's another chance,
    To mug myself again.

  17. mcw82

    2018 anyone

  18. OPS- camo

    Return please

  19. christian garcia

    He'll get there soon

  20. CircumCrippled TV

    Underrated.
    This is glamourous.

  21. Sylvia S

    Great vocals and love his beard💋

  22. nkosinathi ngema

    2018 and this song is still awesome......Drum and bass is awesome

  23. Saigen Rose

    Never awaken a woman's Love without the true intention of truly Loving her. Most men don't understand the concept.

  24. spud train spotting

    Good strong voice. Respect 👍👍👍

  25. Asya Kray

    🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁

  26. Shaakira Shameem

    My heart just sank the moment I, saw you,
    You’re the image of a girl, that I used to know.
    Don’t be alarmed if it seems hard, for me to explain,
    But every detail of your face, makes me recall the name.
    Hmm I'm treading water,
    I keep, treading water!

    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again!
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    I’m sure I'll mess things up in the same way
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again

    Can you forgive the things I do,
    That I can’t amend?
    Not the way I yearn for her,
    I hope you can’t pretend
    Girl you’re a fire and you'll find,
    That I want to get burnt,
    No matter what you can teach me,
    I’m sure I’ll never learn.
    Hmmm treading water,
    I keep, treading water

    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    I’m sure I'll mess things up in the same way
    Maybe it’s another chance,
    To mug myself again

    It’s my concentration,
    Seems spread too thin,
    And when you speak, my eyes glaze over
    I’m sorry girl, it’s not you it’s her

    And you're another chance,
    To mug myself again
    Baby you're another chance,
    I’m sure I'll mess things up in the same way
    Baby it’s another chance
    Baby it's another chance
    To mug myself again,
    Baby you're another chance,
    I'm sure I'll mess things up in the same way.
    Baby It's another chance,
    To mug myself again.

    MistyHavenEu

    Thanks for sharing the lyrics :) That's nice !

    Steven Dolman

    The clean version

  27. Sarah Anhäuser

    Best bass line in 5 years ok maybe Format B... and let it slip into soprano got me tears... wow... love tjossong

  28. Los Homies

    Man brings back memories

  29. robyn hobbs

    Where have you gone Alex???? Please come back, you are a genius, and your songs are beautiful

    supersrul

    Today hi is religious jew,lives in Jerusalem...and not sing in Saturdays ...

  30. tubeornottubeuseful

    Ja, ja Babuschka babuschka babuschka ja ja

  31. MegaCaryfuk

    poor old jag

  32. Toni Tebbutt

    7 years later i am still DROOLING. over this song. over this man! lol

  33. suarez junior

    21st April 2018 and i was missing this song!

  34. Incredible Content

    2018 anyone? Song will always be great

  35. LexiLou :p

    Why is she crying for no reason? Pls answer me

  36. Fredrik Villa

    Love this song, but also bleed for the poor car everytime.

  37. I LOVE U SO MUCH

    You should totally release more songs like this when you put all your *passion* in belting out *maybe its another chance?* amazing notes with all that passion

  38. Oli1974

    So fuckin intense
    luv this piece

  39. East Coast Compound

    she must have been like "fuck, i thought i was crying a lot"

  40. Студентська Рада НПУ

    Заебись

  41. Urmiashutosh Nanchahal

    Extremely talented and extremely underrated

  42. Vdelicious

    Remembers me to James Blake.

  43. Abel Pena

    He and Adam Levine should sing a song together. hear their voices!!

  44. ValeTV

    Whose the hot girl lol

  45. Mama Marianovits

    unique tone and creative sound....nicely done!!

  46. Exo L

    I miss you Alex Clare!! Please comeback !!!

  47. Jonathan Cabanas

    Drum n bass with dubstep bass synths + great lyrics. Is this guy still making music today!?

  48. Sunitha Reddy

    I want to see the first viewed person of this song

  49. Butters Da Baller

    fuck you vevo

  50. Adam Johnson

    I really like this song but the chorus sounds a little fucked up, it repeats too quickly in the third bar. (this probably makes no sense).

  51. Lauren Saldana

    i love it

  52. Ashish

    most underrated song ever.

  53. Tyler Sherman

    She should have opened his door at the end while crying.

  54. John Brazil

    hope you have a happy seder Alex shalom brother.

  55. Cody Clevenger

    Holy **** ME why are they destroying the inside of that beautiful XJ? still an epic song.

  56. Bingo Bongo

    The first chords...goosebumps

  57. Allison Boxall

    yeah true dat dude!!!

  58. Sandro Gomes Libório

    The song is very good. But this video is not bad.

  59. Yaoi Queen

    I love this song

  60. udod skot

    The picture doesn't fit to this song... Director deaf

  61. Josh K

    just an opinion but man this song would of been great without the xtra techno beats.. jusssayn

    dave fierro

    Josh K The unplugged version is perfect.

    Josh K

    dave fierro much appreciated

  62. Professor Xavier

    "hope you drown in the tears you make me shed "basically explains the vid a deep song with an equally deep vid gotta love the beard#BEARDGANGSTRONG

  63. sarah

    him
    chet faker
    elliot moss
    <3

    Professor Xavier

    Chet faker is super underrated him and Alex Clare NEED to collaborate Beard Gang Strong.

    sarah

    so strong

  64. Julian Kluft

    what genere would this be?

    Indeon

    maybe drum n bass

  65. Bailey Glyde

    Class brought me to up all night & that brought me here

    Satanic Panda

    +Bailey Glyde what?

    Little Wolf Taima

    I think he does a music class or something

    Satanic Panda

    @Little Wolf Taima ya but i cant understand his english

  66. yigituvsal

    0:33 - 0:42 This part.

  67. John Henderson

    came to find videos on actually treading. good song though.

  68. Nadia B.

    beautiful voice

  69. Ezio Auditore da Firenze

    addicted

  70. Mirakal Alston

    +1 subscriber

  71. Patricia Barrett

    no matter how old this is l love it so much each time l hear his voice he adds years to my life

  72. jaz min

    your songs never get old

  73. Kitty Lydford

    favourite artist❤❤

  74. yompyz

    Nearly 5 years old and I'm still loving it!

  75. Bobby Vassor

    😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎💯💯💯💯

    Karyn Jennings420

    😎😎😎😎😎👌👍

  76. Wednesday McDoodle

    at the chorus slow it down 0.5. sounds pretty cool.

    CaliMani99

    where is the chorus ?

    Ezio Auditore da Firenze

    +Armin ist der Boss maybe 00:42

  77. Dale RG

    This song is really cool and different than most I've heard... o.o

  78. Bruno Marcos

    I'm sorry girl, it's not you, it's her!

    Hardcore Cheese

    Bruno Marcos sorry girl it's not you it's her?

    Mr. ET

    Hardcore Cheese I assumed he was with another girl but maybe he’s saying she has a bad side

  79. geomatiq

    looking like Chet Faker

    thescentofbooks

    I thought the same thing haha, but I like them bothh

  80. Eric Smith

    I believe that in this video, Alex has to decide between staying in the car & letting the girl go, (in which the guilt will slowly take him over) or get out and attempt to fix the relationship...and maybe after that he can fix the interior that was just soiled...~

  81. Saad Ibrahim

    His songs always start off great , but dub-step choruses shit always ruins them

    Petrus Delassio

    @will sheasley
    you must be from the US and don't know the difference.

    Justin Golliday

    +Petrus Delassio I get frustrated when people who are wrong throw stones at those who are right. I am from the US, and I DO know the difference. That being said, I apologize for casting stones myself. My intention was to teach, not offend.

    Petrus Delassio

    It's all good! Thank you Justin.

    benster82

    Well that's your opinion. I think it makes his songs great and unique!

    Chinggis420

    +spunky xetron if anything the chorus' have dub influence not dubstep lol. love these tunes

  82. gavino cruz

    He's being overwhelmed in the tears he made her shed.

  83. Jackie Monique

    Can you Marry me Alex

  84. Jackie Monique

    Can you Marry me Alex

  85. Kazekage Cameron

    does he say mock or mug myself again???

    Sarp Gül

    +themightythor mock

  86. Ellen Baker

    My girlfriend sometimes worries that I'm not over my ex. And it's a little true. I end up referring to him whenever I talk about anything from high school. I dated him for over 3 years, and I just can't get him out of my head. Her hair reminds me of running my fingers through his, short and curly. Her voice, soft and sweet and insecure, reminds me of his, loud and brassy, but somehow still afraid. The way we sometimes kiss, rough and strong, reminds me of how his teeth would drag over my lips. Maybe I'm not over him, but I'm trying and I want to be able to be here with her

    Chase Thayer

    Try and think of what makes her different from him that you like...

    Galinda Bocanegra

    Hope it worked out in your favor.

    Galinda Bocanegra

    Allen Baker hope it works out in your favor

    Slimsy 69

    Allen Baker I need to know what happened between you two! This honestly caught my attention like a fish with a hook.

    Ira Navoyan

    Karyn Jennings 2016 doesn’t change the fact that a woman is made for a man and a man is made for a woman. Open minded doesn’t mean accepting everything you gotta see what feels right or wrong first then accept it. In 2026 people are gonna get married with animals and call it because it’s 2026. Come on people!! Have some logic and brains to think for your own!

  87. Sawyer McBride

    I am taking swimming lessons so i can relate to this song

  88. Black Diamond Garage

    Fav singer

  89. Iriwn Tsekmpoz

    Amazing...

  90. Yas

    Weird sometimes how lyrics of a song relate to you so much....

    Sarp Gül

    +Yasmine Wilkins ikr

  91. Move to new GuiltyLCore

    Sounds like a beautiful song. Adele and Alex Clare are great vocal to song.

  92. Hasidic Drummer

    i was wondering why is she driving him? then i realized Hes from London

  93. willian matheus

    Foda demais :3 viciei nessa musica 3

  94. SteamyCabbage

    My girlfriend ended up going to a different University as she wanted to do art and I wanted to do Medicine.  She wanted to stay and do a smaller course where I was going but I encouraged her to go anyway! I really love her and miss her and can't wait till she comes back! I've just been worrying if the distance between us will tear apart our relationship and she'll gradually forget about me. Luckily i have this song to keep me going through my day! 

    Trevor Robertson

    @SteamyCabbage Comments like these crack me up. this song isnt romantic, if your relationship is like this you should end it...

    ChaoticDark

    +Trevor Robertson wow bro, listen, if he and her love each other, then they wont break up, you shouldn't talk like that