Lay of the Last Survivor

Album: I Am Very Far (2011)
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  • She went out
    And found
    Her father face down on the ground
    Out in the cold

    Walked her way 'round
    A hill where the sun's sinking down
    Into the snow

    Oh, white caps of the waves slap
    Like last hand claps
    And the dark
    Water dies in the crash
    Is sucked back with a moan
    Smoke on the coast
    And old, piled fathers
    Soft-sighing daughters
    Where does it go

    It's a dream now
    I'll describe
    Let your mind drift on down
    Like so
    To when the world was young
    Big sky
    Blue with a dead
    Bachelor's tongue
    Blood-red bloom on the rose

    So, some line someone told
    Says, "Even light can get old"
    Oh, slobbering lovers
    Drink-clinking brothers
    They don't have to tell us
    'Cause we know

    "What a way down
    What a ride
    What a slide
    Spin around
    What a life to have known
    What a time"

    And how
    I was singing out in a crowd
    Of a thousand of the most frightening faces I've known
    When the lighthouse
    Lending a sight, finally went out
    What a fright we felt in that night
    Friends, just shout it all out
    All the 'why's and 'no-no's
    All the cries in your throat

    How right
    We felt
    With our hands tightly closed
    Around something we broke
    And then our whimpering sisters
    Sobbing well-wishers

    Well, it's over
    Just let my hand go Writer/s: WILL SHEFF
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