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Gone To Sea

from Hoax Over Sleepytown by Colton Cerny



I stood before the waterfront
With only seven days of missing
Left to rain upon my mind
Humming cradle songs and spinning questions
I feel nothing but the breeze
At the altar of my father
With the stillness of the water
I decided not to answer you at all

A sailor man with brackish eyes
Walks the moonlight of a pier
To a night between the legs of some distraction
You know he sees himself as John the Baptist
And his profession as the finest plate of gold
In the darkness we have scattered
Wild eyed and static tattered
Leaving home back there on Devastation Hill

There are figures in the doorway making time
They watch the past slip away
From a frozen engine room on a Friday night

Gone to sea again my friend
Gone to sea to meet their end down there
Nothing more to hide

And the flowers I remember
There all laid out for the dead
As you and I walked hand and hand along the shoulder
Oh but the ocean, she's a mother
She don't dream and she don't hunger
and she don't curse the wind or tide for changing

And someday soon
Bears the same old holy wounds while switchin' sides
Chokes himself on back to sleep
and calls it even
calls it good

So i'm gone to sea for good my friend
Gone to sea to start again I cannot face you
Well I'll be gone long before you wake
Somewhere behind the sun


from Hoax Over Sleepytown, released July 16, 2013


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Colton Cerny Austin, Texas

Texas born Colton Cerny is heavily influenced by old-time rock and roll. He and his band, The Trespassers, effectively harnesses an electic mish mash of style, delivering a potent cocktail of intensity and rhythm along with engaging lyrics.

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