When I wake up early in the morning
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
I'm Only Sleeping by The Beatles

Although this song has often been interpretated as John Lennon being in an immobilising drug euphoria however, Lennon himself claimed that he was simply talking about the joys of staying in bed.

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No matter how far I drift
Deep waters won't scare me tonight
Deep Water by Portishead

No matter how hard the narrator is tripping and how far she drifts from reality, she remembers to just ‘go with the flow,’ and overcome ‘The Fear’ of a ‘bad trip.’

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Somehow turn me around Deep Water by Portishead

It is said that a bad trip can easily be turned into a good one by the strangest of things — someone turning on the lights, changing a music track, going into a different room.

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Even if I
Don't like it
Deep Water by Portishead

This implies that the deep waters could be enjoyed. This definitely falls in line with psychedelics. Most trips could be seen as fun and extremely enjoyable and potentially life changing, but also unpleasant and chaotic.

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I Gotta remember
Don't fight it
Deep Water by Portishead

It can be hard to remember not to fight a psychedelic if things get too intense and you don’t even remember where you are anymore, but as said earlier, fighting it only makes things worse.

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For I will weather the storm Deep Water by Portishead

After dropping acid, if you decide you don’t enjoy the trip, there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it until it’s out of your system. You’ve got to weather the storm.

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I try not to struggle this time Deep Water by Portishead

When a psychedelic trip gets too intense, inexperienced users tend to try to “fight the trip”. This never works and only serves to make things worse.

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Alone with my self doubting again Deep Water by Portishead

On psychedelics, the user is typically locked into their own head for a period of a few hours.

During this time, users are often forced to face their own self doubts about themselves, their lives, and the things around them.

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I'm drifting in deep waters Deep Water by Portishead

Beth Gibbons has spoken about this song being about surviving some sort of harsh acid or other psychedelic trip.

This line mostly likely alludes to being deep into a trip where things have gotten crazy and reality is hard to grasp.

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On and on I carry on
But underneath my mind
And on and on I tell my self
It's this I can't disguise
Oh can't you see
Holding on to my heart
I bleed the taste of life
We Carry On by Portishead

The singer contemplates life and the choices we make. Are you gonna stay stuck where you are and forever regret or are you gonna shake things up and do what keeps you alive?

She only feels alive with this person…perhaps the choice is to stay where she is numb or go to the person who makes her feel alive.

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