Mewithoutyou - Messes Of Men lyrics

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I do not exist, but faithfully insist,<br />

Sailing in our separate ships and from each tiny caravelle.<br />

Tiring of trying, with unecessary dying,<br />

Like the horseshoe crab in it's proper season sheds it's shell.<br />

Such distance from our friends,<br />

Like a scratch across the lens,<br />

Made everything look wrong from anywhere we stood.<br />

And our paper blew away before we'd left the bay.<br />

So half blind, we wrote these songs on sheets of salty wood.<br />

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Caught me makin' eyes at the other boatman's wife,<br />

And heard me laughing louder at the jokes told by their daughter.<br />

I'd set my course for land, but you well understand,<br />

It takes a steady hand to navigate adultrous water.<br />

The propeller's spinning blades held aquaintance with the waves,<br />

As there's mistakes I've made no rowing could outrun.<br />

The cloth low on the mast, I say I got no past,<br />

I'm nonetheless the librarian and secretary's son.<br />

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The tarnish on my brass, the mildew on my glass--<br />

I'd never want someone so crass as to want someone like me.<br />

But a few leagues off the shore, I bit a flashing lure,<br />

And I assure you it was not what I expected it to be.<br />

I still tastes its' kiss, that dull hook in my lip<br />

Is a memory as useless as a rod without a reel.<br />

To an anchor ever dropped, sea-sick yet still docked,<br />

Captain spotted napping with his first mate at the wheel!<br />

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We'll float forgetfully along, with no need to be strong,<br />

We keep our confessions long, but when we pray we keep it short.<br />

I drank a thimble full of fire,<br />

I'm not ever coming back...<br />

Oh, my God.<br />

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I do not exist, but faithfully insist,<br />

While watching sink the heavy ship with everything we knew!<br />

And if ever you come near, I'll hold up high a mirror.<br />

Lord, I could never show you anything as beautiful as you.

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