ballast (acoustic)

by The Scientific Endeavour

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tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
what have you done this time?
captain, pirate, secret agent
subliminal, sublime

tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
commander or spy
can you save me with your Navy?
will you even try?
invitations, I'm impatient
snatch a star from the sky

this is how I will come to grips:
by dint of rack, screws, and whips
I'll sink my teeth into a dream of waking

over, under, backwards, hail!
pull the rope to lift the sail
raised and ripe and ready for the taking
steer me towards a heart worth breaking

tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
man of patches and rags
I've been listless, I've been shiftless
flying your many flags

tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
where's your direction now?
moving starboard, moving onward
fast asleep in the bow
nothing for it, I'm euphoric
uninformed, unwound

this is how you will come undone
sew the gaps to hide the sun
your armada was sunk while you were sleeping

gliding over icy deep
see to conquer, sow to reap
a mutiny inside has your skin creeping
sick and tired of all this weeping

tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
what have you done this time?
captain, pirate, secret agent
superfluous, sublime

tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
commander or spy
can you save me with your Navy?
will you even try?

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released September 15, 2013

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