Lost at Sea

from Some Songs by Seth Benjamin

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Written by Seth Benjamin.
Recorded July 2014.

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spent your days adrift at sea
and let the winds save you, maybe

tore holes in your sails to send
yourself nowhere but to the end

spent your nights awake in bed
too scared to walk inside your head

pushed away everyone
you loved, said they’d be better off
(what are you running from?)

without you, they can’t trust you not to hurt them these days
the fuse is lit, the clock ticks to blow, so stay away

letters you saved
tears smeared the page
her eyes long dried
but swore you’d change
spent days cracking set bones,
too scared to open thickened skin
doors bolted shut
still called your name
six calendars watched
you stay the same
set sail the day you failed,
but no one even wanted you to change

spent your days adrift at sea
and let the winds free you, maybe

smoke rising from the mast
not to be saved, but ever damned
(what are you waiting for?)

a search party sent in your name came back empty
a closed casket, they all wept for just one more chance to see
you

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from Some Songs, released July 18, 2014

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