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lyrics

drove myself to mystic
blinded by the rising of the sun
from the moment that i met you
i looked for reasons not to fall in love
it's a city underwater
it's a play about the surging of the tides
i'm sorry about brooklyn
i was broken, i was out of my mind

i went to new york city
from a window seat i stared out at the coast
in a box full of people
it's not hard to feel completely alone
i thought maybe i'd see you
i practiced exactly what i'd say
i apologize for texting you that night
it was a mistake

i built a ship and loaded it with everything i own
set the sail and pushed it off into the long island sound
but this one won't sink, i charted my course
like blood in my veins and a beat in my heart
and i won't return, i won't cut my sail
you said you don't love me, that you never will

i headed up new england
buoyed by my new sense of resolve
searching for some solitude
the gentle calm embrace of the fall
i thought i was an island
i thought i stood apart from all the rest
but i'm not sorry about what i did
it was true, and it had to be said

i wrote a play and filled the stage with everyone i knew
then cut each scene and every role until it was just me and you
the hero won't die, he'll just peter out
like air from my lungs and the words in my mouth
and i will sail straight, i charted my course
like blood in my veins and a beat in my heart
and i won't return because the last thing you said
was that you still love me, that you always did
and i don't want to come home to find
that it's not true
anymore

for all the things you said you saw so clearly
from where you stood on chelsea pier
for all the things that i can see so clearly
i watched the ships, they disappeared



when i wake up in the morning two hundred miles east
with a pounding in my head and a flutter in my chest
i close my eyes and wonder, try to conjure up your face
i'll know that you meant something but won't remember what it was

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from Break The Kettles and Sink The Ship, released June 23, 2015
Matthew Maynes - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Dan Garaffa - Bass, Vocals
Brendan Donnelly - Drums, Vocals
Michael James Anderson - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dan Dings - Vocals
Travis Dings - Vocals

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