"I Can't Drown My Demons, They Know How to Swim"
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"I Can't Drown My Demons, They Know How to Swim" are lyrics from the 2013 metalcore song "Can You Feel My Heart" by the British band Bring Me the Horizon. Online, the lyrics are often used to ironically caption images showing various people, characters or objects floating and swimming in water.
On April 1st, 2013, Bring Me the Horizon released "Can You Feel My Heart" as a track featured on the band's fourth studio album Sempiternal.
The lyrics were subsequently widely used to caption various Instagram quote-style images circulated on sites like Pinterest and WeHeartIt (shown below, left, middle). On July 15th, 2015, Tumblr user colormephan posted a picture of several floating Minions captioned with the song lyrics, which gained over 4,700 notes over the next two years (shown below, right).
On August 14th, 2016, the Magenta Memes Facebook page uploaded a photograph of several floating pairs of Crocs captioned with the "Can You Feel My Heart" lyrics (shown below).
On October 13th, Redditor halsalmonella submitted a picture of a Minion bikini captioned with the lyrics to /r/IHE (shown below, left). On December 21st, 2016, the Fresh and Slunky Memes Facebook page posted a picture of Meme Man's head floating in the ocean captioned with the song lyrics (shown below, right).
On January 23rd, 2017, the Eric's Creamy Memes Facebook page uploaded a picture of swimming Roblox characters captioned with the song lyric (shown below, left). Within two months, the post gained over 4,400 reactions and 1,500 shares. On February 14th, Instagram user @protections posted images of Jar Jar Binks drowning captioned with the lyrics along with the message "people add deep quotes to literally anything" (shown below, right). Within three weeks, the post received more than 26,100 likes and 380 comments.
 Reddit – I cant drown my demons
 Reddit – I cant drown my demons they know how to swim
 Facebook – Erics Creamy Memes
 Instagram – @protections
 Facebook – Fresh and slunky memes
 Pinterest – Drown my demons
 WeHeartIt – drown my demons
 Tumblr – colormephan
 Facebook – Magenta Memes
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