© 2016— Null Device

Waterproof

(oehler/goedken)

Even in the shallows
It’s easy to drown
Waves wash over my head
And I’m going down
Never deterred
Just saturated
To contemplate
Is too complicated
I keep on breathing
And the tide keeps rising
As I push on towards the horizon

I’m waterproof
Only soaked to the skin
The pressure is rising
But it’s not getting in
The current can pull me
But it cannot divide

The dam is collapsing
No holding it back
Didn’t take so much at all
Just a tiny crack
I’m not sinking
But my head is spinning
I wonder if
These depths are winning
I stay here living
As the night keeps dying
As I push on towards the horizon

Blood in the water
And sharks to the scent
One small sailor fights
Then makes his ascent
Wholly submerged
But baptized in fire
To want it all
Is to know the desire
I keep on breathing
And the tide keeps rising
As I push on towards the horizon

Between about 2006 and 2009 we were beset by studio floods. From full-on sump-pump-backup gushers to slow foundation leaks, I lost a lot of cheap carpeting and some gear to heavy rains and poor drainage.

This song resulted.