HEAD ABOVE THE WATER

Crawling over white lines

pawning what I need

placing all my bets 

while I'm on a losing streak


Put it all upon pursuits

that can satisfy the whole

knowing now, how success 

don't lead to happiness


I'll do what I can do

I'll do what I have to, I will try

to keep my head above the water

to keep my feet upon the ground

I'll do what I have to, I'll do what I can

to keep me from sinking to the sand

to keep my head above the water


Would you play the good bars

for whatever's in the hat?

money comes and leaves on the breeze

but we've no need to talk about the weather


I'll slow dance on fast road

count my losses on a dream

watch the stars bright, they turn to white

while I'm turning green


I'll do what I can do

I'll do what I have to, I will try

to keep my head above the water

to keep my feet upon the ground

I'll do what I have to, I'll do what I can

to keep me from sinking, to the sand

to keep my head above the water


Try to change a bad world

with a line lost in a song

you'll loose a dozen lovers

it ain't hard to lose a lover


Would you get yourself a desk job?

Could you pay yourself a wage?

everybody's got a dream or two

nobody dreams to fade


I'll do what I can do

Yeah, I'll do what I have to, I will try

to keep my head above the water

to keep my feet upon the ground

Yeah, I'll do what I have to, I'll do what I can

to keep me from sinking to the sand

to keep my head above the water