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Lost Coastlines

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G
Packed and all eyes turned in
No one to see on the quay
no one waving for me
Em
just the shoreline receding
C
ticket in my hand
  
I’m thinking “wish I didn
D
’t hand it in”
G
’cause who said sailing is fine?
Leaving behind all the faces that I
  
Might repl
Em
ace if I tried
on that long ride
C
looking deep inside
  
but I don’t want t
D
o look so deep inside yet
G
Sit down, sit down on the prow
  
to wave b
Em
ye
  
there might not be another stop 
C
  
farther on the line 
G
G
look out, look out at each town
  
that gl
Em
ides by
  
and there’s another cro
C
wd
  
to drown the crying eyes 
G
G
And see how that light you love now
  
just wont shi
Em
ne?
  
well there might just be another sta
C
r
  
that’s high and far and in some other sky 
G
 
D
we sing “is that marionette real enough yet
to step up off that set? to decide what her hands might be doing?”
ruining the play and in the ensuing melee, escape
we packed up all of our bags
and the ship’s deck now sags
from the weight of our tracks
as we pace beneath flags
black and battered
rattling our swords
in service of some faded foreign lord
we sail out on orders from him
but we find that the maps he sent to us
don’t mention lost coastlines
where nothing we’ve actually seen
has been mapped or outlined
and we don’t recognize the names upon these signs
and every night finds us rocking
and rolling on waves wild and wide
Well we have lost our way
but no one will say it out right
we just go:
la la lalalalala lala lalalala la la la oooh ohhhh
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