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Album cover Man Overboard EP

Man Overboard. Chapter # 2. Man Overboard EP.

Album cover Man Overboard EP

 

I wrote Man Overboard about a guy I dated a few years ago, who I was starting to fall in love with. I knew he was falling for me too. He told me he wanted me to be his girlfriend. I was hesitant to commit at first...

But then when I said "yes I want to be with you too", he started getting cold feet!! All of a sudden, he was afraid to get into a serious relationship, even though it was HIS IDEA! ... He kept coming up with a million different excuses why he shouldn't commit. I think it was because he was afraid of falling in love. He was afraid that if he loved me, that the other things in his life would suffer - his schoolwork, his business, his friends. ...He changed his mind a few times and tried to get me back, but then when we'd talk about it, he'd get scared and give up again. He kept jumping ship, and leaving me behind, confused, and angry, and sad. And that's how I got the idea for "Man Overbaord."

Lyrics

Man Overboard

Words and music by Maddy (Madison) Rodriguez

 

The wind is heavy

The clouds grow dark

Another tsunami

Ripping us apart and baby

 

You know I love you

I don’t give up, when the storm gets bad

But you’re afraid of injuries

So you won’t love me back

 

You never stick it out long enough

For the storm to pass

All you know how to do

Is give up and pack your bags

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

You race back to me

When you figure out that you’re alone

And usually I let you

Come back onto the boat

 

But eventually you abandon me

You always bail when you get scared

So I won’t take you in again

You can drown for all I care

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

You’re so predictable

And yet I always fall for you

But I can’t do this anymore with you

We’ve just been here too many times before

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

© 2016 Maddy (Madison) Rodriguez

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