Dead Man's Float

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"Dead Man's Float"
Dead Man's Float cover
Demo by Weezer
Recorded 2003
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.

According to the Recording History, "Dead Man's Float" is known to have been recorded at Rod Cervera's studio on August 3, 2003. An acoustic demo of the song was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years in 2020.

Lyrics

2003 Office version

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 had to do is trust myself

Dead man's float
Running home to you
Dead man's float
Nothing more to do
More to do

Now I want to tell the world
How I found this shining pearl
How I learnt 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

Doo doo

See also