The Longest Wave

Album: The Getaway (2016)
  • Throw me all around
    Like a boomerang sky
    Whatever you do
    Don't tell me why
    Poppies grow tall
    Then say bye bye
    The wave is here

    A seamless little team
    And then we tanked
    I guess we're not so sacrosanct
    The tip of my tongue
    But then we blanked
    The wave is here
    Waiting on the wind
    To tell my side

    Ready set jet
    But she never gets far
    Listen to your skin
    From the seat of my car
    Two centipedes stuck
    In one glass jar
    The longest wave
    Waiting on the wind
    To tell my side

    Whatcha want
    Whatcha need
    Do you love

    Maybe I'm the right one
    Maybe I'm the wrong
    Just another play, the pirate, and the papillon
    Time to call it a day

    Maybe you're my last love
    Maybe you're my first
    Just another way to play inside the universe
    Now I know why we came

    Sterile as the barrel
    Of an old twelve gauge
    Under my skin
    And half my age
    Hotter than the wax
    On a saxifrage
    The longest wave
    Waiting on the wind
    To turn my page

    Steady your sails
    For the butterfly flap
    Whatever you do
    Don't close that gap
    I'm dreaming of a woman
    But she's just my nap
    Your ship is in
    Waiting on the tide so I can swim

    Whatcha want
    Whatcha need
    Do you love

    Maybe I'm the right one
    Maybe I'm the wrong
    Just another play, the pirate, and the papillon
    Time to call it a day

    Maybe you're my last love
    Maybe you're my first
    Just another way to play inside the universe
    Now I know why we came

    Now I know why we came
    Now I know Writer/s: MICHAEL PETER BALZARY, JOSH ADAM KLINGHOFFER, CHAD GAYLORD SMITH, ANTHONY KIEDIS
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