Goin' Down [Single Version] [Version]
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Verse 1
Sock it to me
Floatin' down the river with a saturated liver
And I wish I could forgive her
But I do believe she meant it
When she told me to forget it
And I bet she will regret it
When they find me in the morning wet and drowned
And the word gets 'round
Goin' down
Goin' down
Verse 2
Comin' up for air, it's pretty stuffy under there there
I'd like to say I didn't care
But I forgot to leave a note
And it's so hard to stay afloat
I'm soakin' wet without a boat
And I knew I should have taken off my shoes
It's front page news
Goin' down
Goin' down
Verse 3
Hey, hey
Hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Verse 4
I wish I had another drink
It wouldn't be so hard to sink
I should have taken time to think
Besides I got the picture straight
She must have had another date
I didn't need this extra weight
I wish that I could see the way to shore
I don't want no more
Goin' down, I'm goin' down
Verse 5
And now I see the life I led
I slept it all away in bed
I should have learned how to swim instead
And now it's really got me stumped
I can't believe I really jumped
I'd like to get my tummy pumped
I can't believe they drink this stuff in town
This dirty brown, goin' down
Goin' down
I'm goin' down
Goin' down, hey, hey
I'm down
Goin' down
Goin' down
Goin' down
Goin' down
Goin' down
Verse 6
I wished I'd looked before I leaped
I didn't know it was so deep
Been down so far I don't get wet
I haven't touched the bottom yet
This river scene is gettin' old
I'm hungry, sleepy, wet and cold
She told me to forget it nice
I should have taken her advice
I only want to go on home
I'd gladly leave that girl alone
What a way to spend the night
If I don't drown, I'll die of fright
My pappy taught me how to float
But I can't swim a single note
He threw me in to teach me how
I stayed there floatin' like a mama cow
And now I've floated way downstream
Know this has to be a dream
If I could find my way to shore
I'd never, never do this anymore
I'll give you three, I've been down nine
I'm goin' down just one more time
Goin' down
Goin' down
Goin' down
Goin' down
I'm goin' down
Goin' down
Goin' down
Goin' down
I'm goin' down
I'm goin' back home
Back home to my friends
Back under the warm
And I can do with it, too
Verse 7
Now the sky is gettin' light
An everythng will be all right
Think I finally got the knack
Just floatin' here lazy on my back
I never really liked that town
I think I'll ride the river down
Just movin' slow and floatin' free
There's a river swinging under me
Waving back to the folks on shore
I should have thought of this before
I'm floatin' on down to New Orleans
And pick up on some swingin' scenes
I'm gonna know a better day
I'm goin' down groovin' all the way
Goin' down
Go-go-go-in' down
I'm goin' down, back, back, back
I'm goin' back, back, back home
I'm go-goin' down, hey, hey, hey, hey
Goin' on down, hey, hey, hey, hey
Go, go, goin' down
I'm goin' down
Goin' down, go, go
Oh, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Got to, got to, got to, got to, got to, got to
Got to go
Got to go, got to go back home, I'm goin' down
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down the river now
I gotta go, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go

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Writer(s):Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Copyright: DAVID THOMAS JONES, DIANE HILDERBRAND, MICHAEL NESMITH, MICKY DOLENZ, PETER TORK



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