Dead Man's Float

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"Dead Man's Float"
Dead Man's Float cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Released November 22, 2020
Recorded 2003
Length 3:24
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released

"Dead Man's Float" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The song was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years in 2020.

Appearances

Overview

The term "dead man's float" typically refers to a prone swimming position, in which the swimmer floats face-down, with arms stretched forward.

"Dead Man's Float" is known to have been recorded at Rod Cervera's studio on August 3, 2003.[1] The song was one of hundreds of demos leaked onto riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020. A few days later, on November 11, the song was listed and quickly sold to a user on the site's demo storefront, where it was thereafter shared among fans. An acoustic demo of the song was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years a few days later, on November 22, 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Dead Man's Float 02 Dead Man's Float.mp3 August 3, 2003 Rod Cervera's studio, Los Angeles, CA 3:24 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
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Lyrics

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It is not presently possible to verify some of the lyrics due to lack of verifiable sources, insufficient fidelity of audio, or mumbled vocal delivery. We encourage users to accept this ambiguity and refrain from attempting to guess.

I was drowning in the sea
There was no more hope for me
I was ready to give up my life
Then I heard a friendly voice
Telling me I had a choice
All I have to do is trust myself

Dead man's float
Coming home to you
Dead man's float
Nothing more to do

Now I want to tell the world
How I found this shining pearl
How I learned to drift and float away

Everybody tilt your head
Make believe that you are dead
Everything is going to be OK

Dead man's float
Coming home to you
Dead man's soul
Nothing more to do

When I look down on the earth
I can see the death and birth
Of a thousand systems in the air
No one tries to make it so
... only watch the show
And surrender when it's time to go

Dead man's float
On the way to you
Dead man's float
Nothing more to do

Dead man's float
On the road to you
Dead man's float
Nothing more to do

To do

See also