Another Lost Sailor

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lyrics

Oh this flight is nothing but the death of years
I can't hear all these voices that surround my fears
Out in the stars I am lost and dark in a lonely world
And I can't turn and draw my patterns on a patch of dirt

And I won't return 'til the galaxies start to burn
You'll never know how many lifetimes will pass before I go

I'll ride fire through the heart of the Magellan Cloud
I'll keep sane by reading Ulysses aloud
If I can't find the answer that will save us all
I will return as a failed god to a dying world

And now that I know the secrets of how the neutrons grow
I'll lose my mind knowing light-speed changes more than time

Tell me what it is that makes the world and you so far away
So distant out here in the blackest night
If I could I'd ride a beam of light across the stars to you
And touch you shivering in the pale moonlight

Oh my lover, my sweet earth mother
Will I ever shelter from your storms again
Hold forever in hearts of leather
The memory held by all my children of my name

I remember once when I rode a train out to foreign lands
You were in the seas and the winds that blew on baking sands
I saw you in the trees and fields and the Turkish skies
But when I returned I could not see you in your eyes

And now you are gone in just one hour out from the sun
I don't see you in the colours that fade to blue

And I see green fade to yellow then to indigo
There's no time to help me measure what I know
I'll grow strong and touch the very edge of space
I'm nowhere in every time and every place

And I will not know how my people will choose to grow
I cannot see if they'll remember me or what they'll even be

Tell me what it is that makes the world and you so far away
So distant out here in the blackest night
If I could I'd ride a beam of light across the stars to you
And touch you shivering in the pale moonlight

Oh my lover, my sweet earth mother
Will I ever stand upon your shores again
Hold forever in hearts of leather
The memory held by all my children of my name

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from The Sun Destroys The Sky, released September 18, 2016

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Chris Manasseh Warrington, UK

Chris is an original singer-songwriter with folk and indie influences. His songs combine instantly memorable tunes with poetic and thought-provoking lyrics.

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