Porcupine Tree - Drown With Me Lyrics




So you have been of use
And you have been abused
You know you look pale today
Your lipstick has gone astray
You sold out and lost your looks
You gave away all your books
(You should drown with me)
Your coil has been wound up tight
Unwind it with me tonight
(You should drown with me)
Tyre tracks Fresh on the ground
Where she will be found
Held under the water
Resting there in a stream
View from the cold water
Buried in green
Orange filter sky
Your drowning in family there
When will you come up for air
(You should drown with me)
Don't feel you let 'em down
Cos they have already drowned
(You should drown with me)





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  1. Malky24

    Production on this is quite poor. The live version is better.

  2. Chris Batson

    I have never heard this track before and I love it

  3. Shaurya Sharma

    You should drown with me <3

  4. ttripz

    You should drown with me 😏

  5. Horizon 59

    So beautiful!

  6. BlueForte

    Who wants to drown with me?

  7. Russell Barnard

    Was this track included on an American CD release? Found it hard to track down. Can anyone shed light on this please?

    Alessandro Passante

    There is a special european edition of this album, which has a bonus CD. On the bonus CD you can find two bonus tracks recorded during the In Absentia sessions: "Drown With Me" and "Chloroform".
    Hope this helps.

    Russell Barnard

    @Alessandro Passante My wife brought a PT album home from the States around 2003/4? It included this song but the album cover does not match the one we had. I say had because unfortunately we lost it...

    Alessandro Passante

    @Russell Barnard There is an album by PT called Anesthetize, which is a collection of songs played live. It includes a live version of Drown With Me, maybe that's the album your wife found!

    ttripz

    If you go to the Steven Wilson official page you can buy the bonus Inabsentia album!

  8. Craig Hepburn

    How did this not make it on an album. Very nice.

  9. Ms Behaving

    Just came across PT a few months ago. Why am I always late for the best things. This is just bliss. Haven't heard a bad song yet. I guess they'll keep me busy this summer. Some people will consider me lucky hearing these songs for the first time.

    ttripz

    That's how I'm feeling!!! I found them, find out they broke up, just found this gem AND I CANT EVEN ENJOY ANYTHING ELSE by my favorite band

    Ms Behaving

    @ttripz Exactly!!! Also, every time I think I've found my favorite PT song I find one I like even better. Right now my favorite is Drown with me but it was Arriving somewhere.

  10. ttripz

    I cant believe this isn't on spotify. I'm a newbie to Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree (about 2 years) and its all I listen to anymore and even after thinking ive heard all the songs THIS F*CKING GEM IS HERE ON YOUTUBE. I'm buying all of their cds next week. Screw it ill go broke, its worth it. Ill be homeless with a boombox and be happy as hell with PT by my side

    N Hill

    It's worth it. Been listening to them for years, but this year decided to buy everything. Currently at 25 PT/Wilson albums. That's not even including his work pre-Gavin. That's next.

  11. thepositivelynegativ

    Sophomore year in high school, walking the hallways early trying to wrap my head around this song. Too good.

  12. Abhiram S

    Wow. Hadn't heard this from the album and YouTube just added this on it's playlist for me to listen! I'm now in love with PT all over AGAIN!

  13. Nathan Condren

    All -- plus1 -- All
    Before, now, to come
    Time = t + 1
    People = p + 1

  14. Sam L

    Song goes hard as hell

  15. Nisha Thapa

    i am drown with PT. miss PT<3

  16. Omair Sheikh

    Nostalgia trip

  17. Terra de Gigantes

    I love that song, I love everything about these guys...

  18. eadasder13

    You know why Steven Wilson is a great story teller? Check the chorus: The four voices are the voices in the head of the psycopath and here ( 3:52 ) is the psycopath screaming.
    He made something similar in Heartattack in a Layby when you can hear Steven at the end of that song making a sound similar to an ambulence.

    CodexRat

    interesting! could u speculate more on this?

    eadasder13

    Also I notice that In Absentia has two endings:
    Ending 1. "Heartattack in a Layby" - The killer dies in his car, escaping from his family, before doing something.
    Ending 2 from the B-Side: "Drown with Me" - The killer kills a girl and uses his car to move the corpse. By doing that he become insane.

  19. Lulu Stylez

    This was a punch in the face =/

  20. Marline Harrold

    I enjoyed it. <3

  21. Sergiorodriz

    Did they re-record this? It sounds different from what I recall...

  22. James D. Martin

    Another world.

  23. Black and White

    his nose is like the infinity

  24. Rishab Ramakrishnan

    I don't know what is with Steven Wilson... He can compose a song about a horrondous incident in a way like it soothes you... Eg. Blackest eye and this song.... Ofc one of the best band and artists of all time that you wouldn't have heard of

  25. Craplatte

    Absolutely sublime! This really feels like you could just sink into it and never come up again.

  26. Sangita Singh

    Which mode on guitar is this?

    Abhilash Gangadharan

    F# Phrygian

  27. SAMBA MACHINERY RECORDS

    NICE ROCK

  28. Damien Scott

    Don't know why, but sound of this song reminds me of childhood. Not that I've been abused by serial killer, but the sound itself is so nostalgic.

    ttripz

    "Orange filter sky" gets me with this feeling!

  29. Wonder Kid

    😮😮😮 omg killer song

  30. Cesar Barriga

    the constant urgent rythm this song carries is overwhelming. One of my favourites

  31. nightmare sleuth

    One of my fav songs to play on guitar. So simple, yet beautiful!

  32. steppenwolf

    Fucking morbid lyrics.. but amazing, beautiful melodies

  33. novel 297

    not country

    ttripz

    No its not because country is garbage and this is Porcupine Tree. Prog rock babbbyyy

  34. Meteorotaki

    I miss the times when Steven Wilson still liked writing for this project. I don't like his new projects at all

  35. The Joker And His Goons

    So underrated

  36. Nicolás Blanco

    does anybody else think it sounds REALLY similar to the Midnight Cowboy theme?

    FullMetalGuy

    Nicolás Blanco A year late to this comment but oh my goodness you're right, when I was humming to this song at work, my mind kept on shifting the melody to Midnight Cowboy.

  37. Hunter Bradshaw

    Dream took inspiration from this. You can hear it at the end of the count of Tuscany.

  38. Matt’s Garage

    Great song, great band!

  39. Steve Chesney

    Why oh why did they not include this on the regular release of in Absentia. ..just as good as anything else on that record

  40. kiwiken

    Love this song so much. Cant wait to see Steve Wilson in March at RAH.

  41. Cori MacNaughton

    My sister's number one pick for sexiest song was Little Red Corvette by Prince.

    I didn't know this song yet, at the time, but this song has my vote. Love this song.

  42. Martin Schneider

    A tiny treasure.

  43. Wolfram Hart

    I miss PT 😥😥😥😥😥

    Paras

    So much

    Santiago Holguin

    Wolfram Hart :( so so much

    Craig Hepburn

    Me too.

    ttripz

    I never got to see them here In NY because I found the music too late. Missed SW last November. Cant tell you the amount of emotions I feel, none good

    Julien Pontus

    We all do...

  44. Lauren Weiss

    This is part I, in my opinion of A Door Marked Summer

    Aman Mittal

    Lauren Weiss Haha. A door marked Summer definitely gives the vibe due to the intro.

  45. Hyper Infra

    Is this a song or a magic

  46. Pınar Keleş

    LOVE YOU

  47. Fifth Note

    3:52 onwards, i always end up boarding the feel train.

  48. Debolina Garani

    obsessed with this song...

  49. P No

    my favoirite train ride (nomen omen) song

    P No

    favorite

  50. Ekas Singh Abrol

    *The live version of this song* just kills your soul! Its insanely beautiful ❤❤

  51. usmcsdi69

    The TWO monster PT's.... Porcupine Tree and Pineapple Thief

    Chris Kelly

    and both have the same drummer

    BionicleSaurus

    And what do two of the greatest prog bands have in common? THE HARRISON.

    ttripz

    The drummer makes the band I guess lol

  52. Ricardo Gabriel Zanelli

    What a beautiful and sad song!

  53. Mitch D

    Such a beautiful and upbeat song about murder/suicide.

  54. Sher Lock

    I love this song so much but every time I hear it, it triggers my depression😞

  55. E.X.Treme

    Unutente Acaso ti amo.
    E complimenti per il nome

    Alessandro Passante

    E.X.Treme Oh, grazie mille. È reciproco ahah

    E.X.Treme

    Unutente Acaso allora queste nozze s'han fa fare! (semicit.) (lol)

  56. omkar ninawe

    everything after 3:50 takes me off he driving wheel and i then i just keep going into the oblivion.

  57. Bulhakas

    The version of the song I have as some slight differences. What gives?

  58. TheNonArtist

    This song sounds like it would belong more in The Incident.

    Luis Graterol

    I would say "signify"

    Martin Hernandez

    this too hard rock for signify. The incident is a very interesting album, is one of their few album that mantains a certain theme will beign very mixed in turns of musical composition. That said, this is the only record where drown with would have fit in, just listen to the vibe, it matches the in abstentia vibe.

    steppenwolf

    this is serial killer shit.. can't be in in any other album, gotta be in absentia!

    Pranav Phx

    @steppenwolf the sound is also similar to the in absentia tracks, the synths, the acoustic acoustic, the thick harmonies from songs like lips of ashes and prodigal, definitely in absentia

  59. Dynanium

    The fact that this never ended up on the actual album will forever baffle me.

    SteveFrench

    They should have included this on the album but not at the cost of the other songs, but, It could have fit on the album without replacing anything. Or they should have released an album with songs that didnt make it onto IA, D ,and FoaBP.

    Carol Hartung

    +stargate669 oh and who'll do the punishing? Lol I've got a tortuous kiss!

    Dhruva Veldi

    Bonus track buddy

    stevedrums

    I was just looking to download it and had to settle for a live version of it.

    fuzzylogiceire

    This seems to fit the theme of In Absentia much better than say, The Sound of Muzak, as much as I love that song.

  60. Liliana Martinez

    buen tema como para estar en un día de campo...

  61. Valentina Alberti

    hermoso tema *-*

  62. Lidia Quaglia

    tremendo temaaaa!!!!!

    VerticeAlto

    Sei Italiana, ritieniti fortunata a sentire e conoscere questa roba! ;-).

  63. Arturo Estay Rodriguez

    Not in spotify :/.

    Jens Harald

    That's not spotify's fault. I think PT keeps some of their best work of spotify purposely.

    Vasisht

    They have the live version.

    James D. Martin

    @Jens Harald, that is true, when asked, Spotify has responded that bands ask to have their material removed.

    mikenox53

    It’s an Europe exclusive song 😭

  64. Qurida Pearson

    AMAZING song

  65. Don Corleone

    que maravilla!

  66. Auron's Waifu

    Whoever downvoted this is an idiot. This song KILLS. ♥

    Jared Arbizu

    S.R. Alderete pun intended?

  67. Zarine Anan Khondoker

    This track though ❤

  68. Joseph Bruno

    Even PTs bonus tracks are EPIC........unbelievable!!!!!

  69. Sammy Valdez

    this song is just so ...... ❤❤❤❤

  70. eawig

    I'd only heard the live version before and kind of liked it... but THIS is amazing!

  71. Saioa Arrizabalaga

    i meant in mp3 format...

  72. Saioa Arrizabalaga

    Quite difficult to get this AMAZING song

    Macker Maldrill

    +Saioa Arrizabalaga I just bought it one minute ago on iTunes.

  73. AliceDamnation

    can't really explain why but this definitely one of my PT favourites!

    Cori MacNaughton

    Because you have excellent taste! I concur. ;-)

    ttripz

    Dat pop song feel, being happy, knowing its a song about drowning. Literally. Eveyone.

  74. Macker Maldrill

    These guys are so good, that even their B-side tracks are of excellent quality.

  75. James Salter

    This is a bonus track.  What is it about?  It's about getting druuunk . . . and having a reason to do so.

    Max Bennie

    @TheSwordOfTheMorning I'd assume so, given the theme of the album.

    CALEB5617

    +Max Bennie It's about the character taking a girl/guy down to a river for what would seem a romantic night out but the character drowns them and at the end explains that the victim's family has already suffered the same fate.

    Jackson Smith

    +James Salter The lyrics are in the head of a girl who is contemplating suicide. She constantly berates herself and even convinces herself that she won't be missed.

    James Salter

    +Max Bennie
    I suppose you are right. Held under spells murder.

    Carol Hartung

    +Jackson Smith hmm never thought of that but just a little yrs ago

  76. yurage66

    ... adoro questa canzone e questa versione te la spara dritta nella testa e nel cuore...

    Tone C.H.

    hai ragione....

  77. Anirban Mukherjee

    sounds different than the itunes version. That one has more echoing effects.

    Max Bennie

    @Anirban Mukherjee The only iTunes version at the moment is the live one from Anesthetize.

    Anirban Mukherjee

    My bad. Probably some other version I have then

  78. MultiKmicic

    This guitar 2:50....I can not describe what I feel...I'm flying...

    Friedrich der II.

    +MultiKmicic listen to Voyage 34 of Porcupine Tree. At 6:30 ca...

  79. Spencer Evans

    Currently obsessed with this song. It's not even part of the regular album!

    Max Bennie

    @Spencer Evans No problem! :-) Went out and got In Absentia the other day, so now I have both versions of this song.

    kiwiken

    Me too atm!

    mZanitheman0806

    Spencer Evans...totally agree. My question is what makes someone obsessed with a particular  song?

    IntermediateJesus

    @mZanitheman0806 Because it's good....
    Also those intricate harmonies in the chorus.

    Toprak

    This should've been the final song on In Absentia instead of Collapse the Light Into Earth

  80. Tomas Horn


    So you have been of use
    And you have been abused
    You know you look pale today
    Your lipstick has gone astray
    You sold out and lost your looks
    You gave away all your books
    (You should drown with me)
    Your coil has been wound up tight
    Unwind it with me tonight
    (You should drown with me)
    Tyre tracks Fresh on the ground
    Where she will be found
    Held under the water
    Resting there in a stream
    View from the cold water
    Buried in green
    Orange filter sky
    Your drowning in family there
    When will you come up for air
    (You should drown with me)
    Don't feel you let 'em down
    Cos they have already drowned
    (You should drown with me)

  81. Javier Dobles

    Best Song ever...

  82. atharv tilak

    so you have been a fuse

    Carol Hartung

    I thought "So you have been of use..."

    santosh khadka

    Carol Hartung you better drwn with me

  83. Christos Markides

    Where can I get this version of the song?

    Alessandro Passante

    I got it in the In Absentia special editon's second cd

  84. Michael PICARD

    Haven't we all felt this, a mix of pain, uncertainty, insecurity ?
    Let it go... all that is wasted time. Smile and leave the crap behind you.

    Brian D

    Michael PICARD Thank you so much. 😊

    Jose Carlos Aburto

    YEAH MAN!! THANK YOU

    Jared Arbizu

    That's what I feel like when I'm drowning innocent people, too.

    Ken - Kunal K - Kansas

    Myriads of meanings but yes, certain truth to it with a good message =P

    ttripz

    You should drown with me

  85. Harry el Rojo

    So you have been of use
    And you have been abused

    You know you look pale today
    Your lipstick has gone astray

    You sold out and lost your looks
    You gave away all your books

    (You should drown with me)

    Your coil has been wound up tight
    Unwind it with me tonight

    (You should drown with me)

    Tyre tracks Fresh on the ground
    Where she will be found
    Held under the water
    Resting there in a stream
    View from the cold water
    Buried in green
    Orange filter sky

    Your drowning in family there
    When will you come up for air

    (You should drown with me)

    Don't feel you let 'em down
    Cos they have already drowned

    (You should drown with me)