What We Learn From BSB Songs – Drowning

I haven’t done one of these in a minute and while there’s some so-called “downtime” (I think it’s the closest we’ll come to some till August and that’s if we don’t have new music coming out way!) I figure now might be a good time. That said, I don’t know why I picked “Drowning”. I love the song, it’s one of my favorite BSB singles but you know, I pick on the songs I love the most I guess. So let’s go!

Don’t pretend you’re sorry
I know you’re not
You know you got the power
To make me weak inside
Girl you leave me breathless
But it’s okay ’cause
You are my survival
Now hear me say
I can’t imagine life
Without your love
Even forever don’t seem
Like long enough

1. Ouch, how did I hurt you Backstreet and how can I fix it?

2. I…Have…DA POWER! Wait, does this mean I’m your kryptonite?

3. I’m your survival? Can one person serve as a first aid or emergency kit?

4. Forever doesn’t end, how is that NOT long enough?

‘Cause every time I breathe
I take you in
And my heart beats again
Baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning in your love
Every time I try to rise above
I’m swept away by love
Baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning in your love

5. I’m your shock pads? I keep your heart beating? That’s…um, I don’t know if we’re ready for this responsibility.

6. Question, am I saving you or drowning you?

Maybe I’m a drifter
Maybe not
‘Cause I have known the safety
Of floating freely
In your arms
I don’t need another lifeline
It’s not for me
‘Cause only you can save me
Oh can’t you see
I can’t imagine life
Without your love
And even forever don’t seem
Like long enough

7. Maybe, maybe not? What ARE we sure of exactly.

8. What? How can you float safely and freely if you’re drowning cause of me? I AM CONFUSED.

9. So…I’m saving you. I think. Got it.

10. NO I CAN’T SEE!

11. You need a better imagination…

‘Cause every time I breathe
I take you in
And my heart beats again
Baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning in your love
Every time I try to rise above
I’m swept away by love
Baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning in your love

12. This is why I’m confused. Or you’re singing this to someone who likes to torture you. Guess that’s why you can’t pretend they’re/we’re/I’m sorry, cause we must not be.

Go on and pull me under
Cover me with dreams, yeah
Love me mouth to mouth now
You know I can’t resist
‘Cause you’re the air
That I breathe

13. I honestly have no commentary right now. Because Kevin. Kevin who sounds amazing and sexy singing this.

14. Mmmm Kevin.

‘Cause every time I breathe
I take you in
And my heart beats again
Baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning in your love
Every time I try to rise above
I’m swept away by love
And baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning your love

15. So I’m your lifeline letting you drown, yes?

Baby I can’t help it
Keep me drowning
In your love
I keep drowning
In your love
Baby I can’t help it
Can’t help it no, no

‘Cause every time I breathe
I take you in
And my heart beats again
Baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning in your love
Every time I try to rise above
I’m swept away by love
Baby I can’t help it
You keep me
Drowning in your love

16. But you’re okay with it? Or you can’t fight back, one of the two.

17. I hope you live despite the drowning yummy singing Kevin!

Overall Lesson: Backstreet Boys are the KINGS of mixed messages. See: I Want It That Way

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