Standing Water

Composer Dave Pirner
Length 4:40

Lyrics

Down from the mountain
Running wild through the trees
A crystal glimmer
Rolling along so effortlessly

Trickled down from the country
But the city sucked it in and spit it out
Now the gravity pulls you
Through the curbside now as it's getting light

And it's too soon, too fast
And that ain't ever gonna last

Standing water
Standing too close to the sun
With your rainbow runoff
You're like a sitting duck waiting for the summer rain to come

I was a lowlife in the highlands
I was barely living up to standards and demands
I had? I had run out of reasons
To let myself believe in anything

I wanted to phone home so many times
But I've never given in, you know dreams never die
Woke up in a cold sweat
I was breathing still, my heart wasn't open yet

Dried out by the hot sun
There's never anywhere to run

It's like standing water
Standing too close to the sun
With your rainbow runoff
You're like a sitting duck waiting for the summer rain to come

Where there? there once was a country
With champagne rivers running wide
There was free land flying
Out the door in the middle of the night

And they were pushing every button
They were paving their way to the blight
They were breaking laws that they had made themselves
Dictating what's wrong and what's right

So proud, so strong
But that don't mean you're never wrong

It's like standing water
Standing too close to the sun
With your rainbow runoff
You're like a sitting duck waiting for the summer rain to come

Standing water
Standing too close to the sun
With your rainbow runoff
You're like a sitting duck waiting for the summer rain to come

Like a sitting duck waiting for the summer rain to come

Trivia

  • Was written before Hurricane Katrina, despite its lyrical content.
  • Was used for EnterTheSoulAsylum.com's 2008 April Fools' Day prank, which featured the song in a faux television commercial for Coors.

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