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lyrics

ghost ship

it’s been an awful long while since god knows when, i’ve walked many a mile with my dark nameless friend. buzzard on my shoulder and my boots full of tacks, i will take all the blame for this, just to get me something to throw back.
16 tons of burning coal in my gut and an unwound wristwatch where that wrist got cut, i’m gonna drag this ball and chain down to the sea. i need to know whether or not the ocean thinks it has the cruel depth that it might take to cover me.
kept sinking till the deal was sunk, locked my soul in an old steamer trunk, pushed it overboard and threw away the key no lifeboats left and this ship is sinking, only hands on deck are death and me. i’ll never get to heaven before the devil knows i’m dead. he keeps a mighty sharp record in
his steal trap of a head. never mix indifference with your liabilities, i know the weathers been nice as of lately, there’s a storm brewing out at sea.
in the morning we awake to find there ain’t nothing left, clinging to a fate thats much more worse than death. where the sky still lies above and the bottoms fallen out, and in it’s strange departure, it’s
confirmed all our darkest doubts.
i would hate to sound desperate and no i would never be demanding, please forgive me my trespasses, but when this ghost ship makes landing, forget all your things, you better run for your lives, i got a mighty fine feeling the cargo it’s bringing throws damnation like hot knives.
it’s been an awful long while since god knows when, i’ve walked many a mile with my dark nameless friend. buzzard on my shoulder and my boots full of tacks, i will take all the blame for this, just to get me something to throw back.

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from Songs of Praise and Scorn, released February 21, 2012

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Christopher Paul Stelling New York

CPS is a songwriter based in NYC.
Having building a reputation as a formidable and passionate performer, his debut album, Songs of Praise and Scorn saw its release on 2/21/12 to much acclaim.
Christopher played well over 150 shows in 2012, and continued touring through the beginning of 2013. After an upcoming european tour, his followup record False Cities will be release May 21st 2013.
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