Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
[Verse 1, Part 1: Will Sheff]
Packed and all eyes turned in
No one to see on the quay no one waving
For me just the shoreline receding
Ticket in my hand, I'm thinking "wish I didn't hand it in"
Cause who said sailing is fine?
Leaving behind all the faces that I might
Replace if I tried on that long ride
Looking deep inside but I don't want to look so deep inside yet
[Verse 1, Part 2: Jonathan Meiburg]
Sit down, sit down on the prow to wave bye
There might not be another star further on the line
Look out, look out at each town that glides by
And there's another crowd to drown in crying eyes
[Chorus 1: Will Sheff]
And see how that light you love now just won't shine
There might just be another star that's high and far in some other sky
[Verse 2, Part 1: Will Sheff]
We sing, "Is that marionette
Real enough yet to step off of that set
To decide what her hands might be doing?
Ruining the play, to in the ensuing melee escape"