today’s tunes: floating in the forth

I awoke to tragic news today – the lead singer for Frightened Rabbit, Scott Hutchison, has been missing for a couple days, and a body has been recently found on the banks of the Firth of Forth near the Forth Road Bridge – feared to be that of Scott.  I’ve loved this band since hearing them years ago on WOXY – great sound, intricate lyrics, and a passion for music.

I turned on a few songs this morning to listen to some of their early music, from their fantastic album Midnight Organ Fight, and the lyrics from the song “Floating in the Forth” are just chilling.

And fully clothed,
I float away
Down the Forth,
Into the sea
I think I’ll save suicide for another day.

So you just step out of the front of my house and I’ll never see you again.
I closed my eyes for a second and when they opened you weren’t there.
And the door shut shut I was vacuum packed, shrink-wrapped out of air
And the spine collapsed and the eyes rolled back to stare at my starving brain,

And fully clothed,
I float away Down the Forth, into the sea
I think I’ll save suicide for another day.

And I picture this corpse on the M8 hearse and I half run away to sleep
On a rolled up coat against the window with the strobe of the sun and the life I’ve led
Am I ready to leap is there peace beneath the roar of the Forth road bridge?
On the Northern side is a Fife of mine and a boat in the port for me,

And fully clothed, I float away (I’ll float away)
Down the Forth, into the sea (into the sea)
I’ll steer myself through choppy waves (through choppy waves)
As manic gulls scream it’s okay (it’s okay)
Take your life give it a shake (give it a shake)
Gather up all your loose change
I think I’ll save suicide for another year.

if you are having suicidal thoughts, reach out: to a friend, a family member, or even a stranger.
call 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or see the Suicide Prevention website.

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1 Response to “today’s tunes: floating in the forth”


  1. 1 Richard G. May 11, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Chilling indeed….

    Rich


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