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Lyric of the Week: FLOWIN' AWAY

Just rollin’ with the punches

Let ‘em just roll off your back

And when your troubles come in bunches

Just pile your problems up in stacks

Your problems vanish into thin air

You’ll beat the chaos and the strife

And then you can say you’ve been there

When your plans come back to life.


Flowin’ away.


And when you try to find a reason

The logic then just slips away

And when you’re looking for cohesion

You’re stuck with nothing left to say

You wanna head out for the island

And leave your troubles all behind

You’ll be grinnin’ and smilin’

In spite of all that’s on your mind.


Flowin’ away.


And when she says that’s final

And that it isn’t up to me

Just wrap her up in purple vinyl

And then send her out to sea

And when she says she wants out

That she can’t take another day

Don’t let her open up her big mouth

Just send her on her merry way.


Flowin’ away.


©2021 The Hesh Inc.

Purple vinyl beanbag
Just wrap her up in purple vinyl / and then send her out to sea.

This song has its genesis in the writing sessions for the first REALITY SHOCK recording in 1982. A very early, primitive version of the song made it onto the recording but it went nowhere. Fast forward to the early 2000s, when I resurrected the idea and gave it new lyrics and an Offspring-like groove. REALITY SHOCK actually performed it several times during that era and we considered putting it on the band's second album, which, alas, never got off the ground. But hey ... you never know where it will end up.

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