Ships & Bottles [feat. suplington]

from by sketch lightly & friends

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It's all constantly changin,
rearrangin, morphin and
makin room for somethin
just a little more advanced.
And I am left behind.
The scenery is torn to strands.
I'm a tourist taking pictures
in a foreign land.
The rains about to pour, but then
my fingers stretch out towards your hand-
the last attempt of a sordid man
to make this whole place mine and yours again.
We had a little bit-
a lot of it
was so bizarre.
But when we were little kids
we got to know it
all by heart.
Now my vision's shit,
the sky is split,
it's cold and dark.
Get in quick;
I got some shit for this.
I got a car.
Fuck it, it's a ship-
a rocket ship-
it's Noah's ark!
When the sea's a mess,
its GPS
can get home by the stars it glows in the dark,
streamers on the handlebars,
and whatever those colorful things
that slide on the spokes are called,
a bell, a basket, and a button
that you press to start
blasting ice cream truck music
on acoustic guitar.

But every tale we tell
is just another lie.
And every lie we say
is just another game.
And every game that we play
is just another paperweight,
and a weight made of paper
ain't a way to make it stay.
Every paperplane
that's left out on a rainy day
will always wilt away.
The storm will always have its way.
And all there is to do
is hope you're floatin when it ceases.
The ship can only leave the bottle
broken into pieces.

Gut it.


from BLUE IN THE FACE, released May 25, 2011



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