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DROWN is a song by emo-pop artist AViVA that was released as a single on January 19th, 2018. This song was later released as the eighth track on her debut album, VOLUME I.

Background[]

Official trailer was released on December 26th, 2017.

Theme[]

"You need to take ownership of who you are, and to be really confident, you gotta believe in your dreams and your ability to pursue them. And so, that's the first part of GRRRLS which leads into what DROWN means to me, because DROWN is the second part of that. So GRRRLS you got, 'I know who I am. I'm just going to be me. No one's gonna stop me,' and then in DROWN, you're like, 'Oh, wait. But that means I actually have to do something about it.' So, DROWN is like an existential crisis, almost. It's the, 'Now that I'm here, what am I gonna do?' And sometimes, when you admit to being who you really are, you can lose people. It happens. Because, not everybody understands the true you and sometimes people are friends with you or stick around with you because they think that you are someone that you actually aren't. So DROWN is about that feeling of isolation that comes through the empowerment of self."

-AViVA via ⌠AViVA⌡ - VLOG EP2 (lyrics) on YouTube[1]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Do any of these words make sense?
Am I fighting to be heard but leaving no defence?
Can you understand where I'm coming from?
All my friends are dead and their bodies gone
We live in selfish introspection of our own dark light
Polluting minds with retrospection, was it worth the fight?
I can't seem to find the escape hatch but I'm sick of sitting tight
Trapped inside warheads, I'm bunkered with ashen soul
Your crooked heart's still beating, begging eyes to witness more

[Pre-Chorus]
Causing our own demise
Causing our own demise
Causing our own demise
Causing our own-

[Chorus]
Are we just drowning?
Can you please save us?
Black walls surrounding
Can you please save my soul?
Are we just drowning?
Can you please save us?
Black walls surrounding
Can you please save my soul?

[Verse 2]
Counting sheep to fall asleep in my lonely hole
In the wall of this city's ever-darkening core
All opinions change, as you'll learn to see
It seems insincere, call it a human plea
The blind will lead the blind into their tangled web of lies
Chasing phantom visions of a past they left behind
A victim of another hack plan, tired of wasting time
Trapped inside warheads, I'm bunkered with ashen soul
Your crooked heart's still beating, begging eyes to witness more

[Pre-Chorus]
Causing our own demise
Causing our own demise
Causing our own demise
Causing our own-

[Chorus]
Are we just drowning?
Can you please save us?
Black walls surrounding
Can you please save my soul?
Are we just drowning?
Can you please save us?
Black walls surrounding
Can you please save my soul?

[Bridge]
Causing our own demise
Causing our own-
Causing our own demise
Causing our own-
Causing our own demise
Causing our own-
Causing our own demise
Causing our own-

[Outro]
Are we just drowning?
Can you please save us?
Are we just drowning?
Can you please save my soul?
Are we just drowning?
Can you please save us?
Are we just drowning?
Are we just drowning?

Videos[]

Alternate Versions[]

Trivia[]

  • The cover art was made by Max Prentis.
  • DROWN is the only AViVA song to have both an official video and audio uploaded to AViVA's YouTube.
  • DROWN is the second song to receive a mashup, with the first being GRRRLS.
  • AViVA revealed that DROWN is a second part of GRRRLS.

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