1st Place Winner, November/December 2014 Contest: “Riptide”

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1st Place
“Riptide”
Dave DeWhitt
Newark, Delaware

Click here to read Dave’s Lyric Contest Spotlight Q&A.

You make it look so easy
Waving and calling out to me
“Hey, the water is warm, babe, so come on in”

You say, “Don’t be such a drag”
Then you smile at me as you pull me under
And the next thing you know, I’m drowning again

Caught in a riptide
Waterlogged and capsized
I’m drifting out to sea

You say “I love this song”
“Come and dance with me” while the ship is sinking
You know, we really should have a better plan

Then you’re blowing kisses at me
From the one seat left in the only lifeboat
I guess I’ll hold my breath for as long as I can

Caught in a riptide
Waterlogged and capsized
I’m caught in a riptide
And it’s hard to see the bright side
From twenty thousand leagues

I’ve been down before at the bottom of the ocean
Just another shipwreck in the deep
Washed up on the shore
I’m stranded by the notion
From now on, I’ll look before I leap

Caught in a riptide
Waterlogged and capsized
I’m caught in a riptide
And it’s hard to see the bright side
From twenty thousand leagues

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