Sirens and Sailors

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We pretend we're in movies
without any names
and with stretchers and rifles
we toil for fame
in significant battles
friends just fall off the frame
and the last flares been shot

but nobody came calling
so we buried remains
we divided the rations
and made fires in the rain
just to spite our misfortune
that we've all been mispaced
and all the bets were called off

because there's no more room
on the ocean floor
for rusting victory
all ambitions have a price they say
and the legends, they play for keeps
can't you hear all the sirens singing
ahhhhhhhhh
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want

don't cry
there's a blue sky
waiting for you
on the other side

now the smoke has been lifted
and the anchor is broke
all our thoughts were arrested
by some silhouette hope
that stood under creased stars in the dark
singing in a falsetto choke
you are on your way home

when we look back at pictures
filled with powder and ghosts
we believe in our houses
our beds and overcoats
the mistakes of our fathers
no longer pierce our bones
and I can kiss you good night

because there's no more room
on the ocean floor
for rusting victory
all ambitions have a price they say
and the legends, they play for keeps
can't you hear all the sirens singing
ahhhhhhhhh
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want

credits

from American Backyard, released July 4, 2017
bike and toy car noises: Jeremiah Johnson

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