The 'Bloodline' Opening Credits Song Could Foreshadow A Grim End For The Rayburns

There are some TV show theme songs out there that exist for sheer entertainment purposes more so than anything else. However, after taking a closer look, I'm starting to think that the Bloodline opening credits song is actually riddled with clues as to how to how the series intends to play itself out. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the song, it's called "The Water Lets You In" by Book of Fears, and if you pay attention to the actual lyrics, it focuses on one very important thing that's become a prominent (albeit rather grim) aspect of the show: drowning.

Take the chorus, for example, which goes: "And you'll drown before the water lets you in. Yeah, you drown before the water lets you in." The emphasis on water and drowning can't be a coincidental choice on the writers' part. So much of the action of Bloodline takes place by water or even in the water. The Rayburn House is located right on the beach and both Danny and Sarah Rayburn's deaths occurred in the ocean (aka a big body of water) via drowning. So if we had really been paying attention to lyrics right from the get-go, we could've inferred just from the song alone how Danny and Sarah would've met their end.

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We knew, of course, right from the very first episode that Danny would die, much like how we knew something bad happened to Sarah, even if we didn't yet know the exact details regarding either circumstance. But the opening song was quite literally screaming the answer to both of those questions in our faces right from the start. And, to be honest, I'm not entirely convinced that it ends there.

What if the song isn't just making reference to Sarah and Danny's deaths? What if it's also foreshadowing the fate of all the Rayburn children and how they'll eventually meet their end? If you've managed to already make your way through the second season of Bloodline then you know John, Kevin, and Meg's problems are still far from over. The body count on this show still continues to grow, so it seems more than possible that all the Rayburn children are doomed to drown in the end, whether it be accidental or, um, otherwise...


Is that the show's ultimate endgame? We'll have to wait and see to know for sure, but judging by these grim lyrics, I very much doubt a happily ever after is in their future.

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