Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday Lyric: Change of Time, Josh Ritter

I had a dream last night 
I dreamt that I was swimming 
And the stars up above 
Directionless and drifting 
Somewhere in the dark 
Were the sirens and the thunder 
And around me as I swam 
 The drifters who'd gone under 


Time, Love 
Time, Love 
Time, Love 
It's only a change of time 


I had a dream last night 
And rusting far below me 
Battered hulls and broken hardships 
Leviathan and lonely 
I was thirsty so I drank 
And though it was salt water 
There was something about the way 
It tasted so familiar 


The black clouds I'm hanging 
This anchor I'm dragging 
The sails of memory rip open in silence 
We cut through the lowlands 
All hands through the saltlands 
The white caps of memory 
Confusing and violent 


 I had a dream last night 
And when I opened my eyes 
Your shoulder blade, your spine 
Were shorelines in the moonlight 
New worlds for the weary 
New lands for the living 


I could make it if I tried
I closed my eyes 
I kept on swimming

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