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  1. Shipwreck

From the recording Shipwreck

FROM THE ALBUM 'TEMENOS' DEC.15 2012

Lyrics

When I was a kid I dreamed I’d own a boat and name it ‘Sweet Regards’
Well, my dream came true now it’s up on blocks rusting in my front yard
It’s got a hull full of sand, it’s got holes in the sails
But i’m keeping it around even though the sign says ‘for sale’
 
There’s a girl up the shore named Scarlet Marie
and if I play my cards just right I think she might just marry me
I’ve been holding my breath since I dove into the deep Atlantic sea
There’s a chest of sunken treasures just waiting there for me
 
But my anchor’s dropped so far from the sea
I’m landlocked but seasick so far from where I wanna be
The captains wheel’s just hanging up on the wall
It’s the last thing I need before I follow the sirens call
 
She built a lighthouse in a bottle and threw it in the tide
I don’t know if I can make the coast I don’t know if I ever tried
I’ve been breathing underwater, I’ve been drowning on dry land
and if the sharks don’t catch me first I’ll feel my toes in the warm, white sand
 
But my anchor’s dropped so far from the shore
I’m landlocked but seasick, journey proud of what’s in store
I want to see that flash of green following the sun
after it’s fallen in the water when my voyage is finally done
 
She bent a fishhook into a ring and made a starfish bouquet 
and she sewed up old sails with some fishing line 
and made a dress for her wedding day
She cast a net so wide it caught my heart as the tide rose to my door
And if it’s forward as the crow flies I’ll be sailing straight ship to shore
 
But my anchor’s dropped so far from the sea
I’m landlocked but seasick so far from where I wanna be
The captains wheel’s still hanging up on the wall
It’s the last thing I need before I sail away from you all
 
When I was a kid I dreamed I’d own a boat and name it ‘Sweet Regards’
Well, my dream came true it’s up on blocks rusting in my front yard
It’s got holes in the sails, it’s been beaten by the waves
But I swear one day this shipwreck is gonna sail me away
Yeah, I swear one day this shipwreck is gonna sail me away
Oh, I swear one day this shipwreck is gonna sail me away
Oh lord, you’re gonna sail me away.