Coastal Pains

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I woke up from a dream about drowning and wrote down this song. Stylistically it's not what we as a band are going for so we don't play it live anymore, but I love Andreas' guitar work and I'm proud of the lyrics.

lyrics

V1

Call the coast guard

Say I'm drowning in the ocean all alone.

Listen closely

You can hear the waves through the telephone.

Call my mother

Say I won't be visiting this time next year.

If she cries

Let her know that I'm much happier out here.



:Chorus:


Slipping underneath the waves

I've reached the bone with this close shave

Think I'll carve my self a new face

Find a new place to disappear

Ask our elders "what's the point"?

We're not the saviors you anoint

I'll find my own way

Write a new day and close the book.


V2

Sink a little

But somehow stay just a gasp ahead.

Think about it

It's just the essence of, where my choices led.

Drink a little

This salt is my final, toast to all of you.

If you shared it

Maybe finally I could make a promise true.


:Chorus:

Slipping underneath the waves

I've reached the bone with this close shave

Think I'll carve my self a new face

Find a new place to disappear

Ask our elders "what's the point"?

We're not the saviors you anoint

I'll find my own way

Write a new day and close the book.


V3

Drop your eyelids

Let them cease the stinging of the painful green.

It's not easy

But it's not as hard as never getting sleep.

Drop your arms now

It's ok to let the waters take your breath

It's been too long since I could say

That I was equally impressed.


:Chorus:

Slipping underneath the waves

I've reached the bone with this close shave

Think I'll carve my self a new face

Find a new place to disappear

Ask our elders "what's the point"?

We're not the saviors you anoint

You'll find you own way

Write a new day and close the book.

credits

from Know Their Parts, released January 15, 2016
Lyrics by Benjamin Feliciano

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