Decide to Stay and Swim - Song #4: She Floats Like Dizzy Sunshine

Part of an ongoing series where I revisit 2003's record, Decide To Stay And Swim 

When I write songs, I usually have a few anchor stories in my head to propel me along. I can honestly say I have no recollection of any anecdotes in my life that relate to this song. Almost all of the imagery is made up in this case, which I think is rare for me. 

For the new acoustic version, I've decided to leave out the bridge, as I was never a fan in hindsight. 

For this one, I'll let the lyrics stand on their own: 

Lyrics: 

She floats like dizzy 

Sunshine and empty 

Aerosol containers on the moon. 

Save for wicked sisters 

Vaseline on blisters 

I can't hold a candle to her bloom. 

She's autumn leaves 

And almost drown 

But I know how sweet landlocked sounds 

She's campy queen 

And never wrong 

I guess I'll miss her when she's gone. 

She destroyed the notion 

That caked on suntan lotion's 

The only way to beat the Summertime 

Now she's open pastures 

Silent film disasters 

Getting every word exactly right. 

She's autumn leaves 

And almost drown 

But I know how sweet landlocked sounds 

She's campy queen 

And never wrong 

I guess I'll miss her when she's gone.

 

Here is the original version:

And here is the new, stripped down, acoustic version:

 

 

 

 

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