Drift Away

Ray Davies, released on Phobia, © Davray Music Ltd. 1993

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Drift away, just drift away

Sometimes I wish I could just drift away

They say there's gonna be a river of blood

It's apocalypse now

So we're waiting for the flood

The ice is gonna melt, the water gonna rise

And we'll all go to hell

So they're keeping us advised

While the dollar falls down

The yen gonna climb

It's a moral decline

And I'm losing my mind

I think I'll just drift away

To that island of my dreams

Live in total fantasy

Close my eyes and drift away

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Back in the real world

There's tension everywhere

And the smell of fear

Keeps hanging around and polluting the air

The man on the news is going over the top

Now he'll say anything so his show don't flop

Wall Street's down, so what

And according to astute market analysis

The world's gonna stop

they shout the story to the nation

Pass on the panic to the population

This is the end of civilization

It's all over now

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[Chorus:]

Meanwhile, I just drift away

To my island in the sun

Imaginary paradise, perfection

Sometimes I wish I could just drift away

Drift away (drift away)

Drift away (drift away)

Drift away (drift away)

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Now all the politicians are running out of hope

They've burned all their bridges

Now they just can't cope

And who do we blame now we're all going broke?

It's that man over there

Who's hanging from a rope

Newsmen winding up the nation

A little bad news helps circulation

Pass on the panic to the population

It's all over, it's all over

It's all over now

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Times like this, I just drift away

To my tropical fantasy

Living on coconuts growing on the trees

Sometimes I wish I could just drift away

Drift away, drift away, drift away

It's apocalypse now, drift away

Rivers of blood, drift away

And the man on the news is going over the top

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[Chorus]

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