You Closed The Lid On Me, You Sank Into The Sea

from by Finn Johansson

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lyrics

You don't have a lot of songs in your heart
but you don't charge for the ones that you find
but the wolves have got the scent on your clothes and they know
and the ink is running down your arms

Where'd you go?
and how long have you been gone?

You don't have a lot of fear in your eyes
but bring her up and you'll bring it all out
and I can't say enough to you in my mind
to make it seem like you're around

Where'd I go?
and how long have I been gone?

Well, wherever it was
It rained so hard, I forgot who I was
thought I was a bird on the road, getting killed by cars
made of howling steel
all studded with stars

and it rained so hard
the whole damn town sank into the sea

I don't have a lot
of love
in my life
but lord, I've got a lot of pills

Where'd I go?
and how long have I been gone?

Well, wherever it was
It rained so hard, I forgot who I was
thought I was a bird on the road, getting killed by cars
made of howling steel
all studded with stars

and it rained so hard
the whole damn town sank into the sea

Shirley, oh Shirley, surely you know
that there ain't no time to be wasting
and even if we had that time
surely now wouldn't be the time to be wasting that time

Don't close the lid on me,
I
Won't close the lid on you
(x2)

Casey, oh Casey, in case you don't know
We've got another joint to be casing
and even if we had that dough
we wouldn't really have that dough

Don't close the lid on me,
I
Won't close the lid on you
(x2)

Amanda, Amanda, a man doesn't know
how many steps he'd be taking
to walk across the waves to you
walk across the waves and start wasting your time

Don't close the lid on me,
I
Won't close the lid on you
(x2)

Well, wherever I was
I wrote you a note out of cuttlefish bone
tried to sing it to you, but my throat was on loan
and all of the well-known nobodies went home

and it rained so hard
the whole damn town sank into the sea

Into the sea

credits

from Two Thousand and Fourteen, released July 1, 2015
Thanks to Alex Borwick for producing the parts of this that sound the best :) All the rest was Finn, I think?

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