Every ship goes down

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about

It is a strange thing to look back on your life and see it so clearly laid out behind you. that is to say that we don’t necessarily see things as they are while we’re in them. And generally we wont see things very clearly without some distance- like standing just a bit further back from a painting.
“Every Ship” is taking a step back. Trying to get a wider look at things for a moment.
A little self-realization, a little disillusionment with what I see in myself. A little humility and a little hope.
It’s a moment of struggling to putting away the self-destruction and darkness that I relied on for so long. A moment of falling helplessly back into the hands of grace.

A moment of choosing to believe.

To believe that Love is deeper and more powerful than we can possibly imagine. And that when all this is over we will see the face of Love and everything will be set right.

lyrics

It always starts so small but it will take you in the end
fight with all you are but it will tear you limb from limb
it will always promise peace if we would just lay down our arms but violence has its place and I will not shrink back from harm.

I climb back to the bottle but it never drowns my pain
sometimes I open up the throttle just to test the devil’s aim and if God is still as big as all these preachers boast
will he find me in the dark and make the devil cut me loose?

I don’t care how far I fall if you wold only cut these ropes and if freedom’s fall should kill me it’s still more than I had hoped. And I’ve sailed these seas too long to think I’ve done it very well. I’ve seen men dashed on the rock and slowly drifting into hell.

all I do is watch, they can’t hear me anymore
when every word I scream is swallowed in the storm
and all these ships at sea- we’re weighed down and sails are torn
I thought they’re coming back for me but each one has its own concern.
and if you would find me here, shaking in the sea
would you lift me from the dark and set me back up on my feet?
‘cause I took every measure to do what’s right by me
but every ship goes down and every sailor’s lost at sea.

in the end it’s only love that came to find me where I stand.
in the end it’s only love that came to bring me back again.
in the end it’s only love that came to face death like a man.
in the end it’s only love that came with our name on his hands.

in the end it’s only love

credits

from Coming Back, track released October 15, 2011
Every Ship Goes Down-
•Lower Lights Burning on vocals, guitar, piano, banjo
•Cam Nicklaus on organ

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