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This is a song about being trapped in Corfu.
You've always said you know me too well
so you'll know that im never coming back
ive become some old rusty piece of seashell
just trying to stay intact
and i looked out across the water
remember the taste of sea salt on my lips
and all the dolphins they seemed to swim in order
and after the rain yeah you could taste the mist
the air we breathed was not familiar
trapped in a tiny room yet somehow free
and every morning youd open up the curtains
never to be met by that arsenic sky we used to see
night will fall and we'll walk down to the bar again
that front porch space gives room for my words to dance
a couple smile at me they're getting coffee
i know i am young but perhaps ive lost my chance
[we went outside and howled at the moon and stars longing for the ones we lost
brothers now we share everything never again to be burned drowned buried or forgotten]
[we march forward with our thoughts and a childlike sense of wonder until we find true happiness, through song until the day we die and if we find it and settle down hopefully then we'll see no pleasure in leaving and we might stay. we might stay]
I called Zak he said lets get off the island
and we spent the day at sea drifting with the tides
he tells me the storys of his childhood
and in return i play the songs he likes
the sun went down and our spirits went with it
so we tied the boat to one lonesome palm tree
i said thanks and walked back to the apartment
hoping that one day clearer sky's i might see
but willi? will i?
[it is very probable that thats exactly what ill see]
[but how sure can we be that it is what it seems?]
[conspiracy or fairy's dreams]
i am. i am sure
[but how sure can we really be? they say youre a fool if you think that the world is not corrupt that the people in charge actually even give a fuck nothing but negativity and ive had enough just gunna play some tunes and write some stuff]
from Pleasure In Leaving,
released August 14, 2014
Written by Joel Harkin.
Bass by Stuart Doonan.
Drums by Jack Owens.
Recorded in Joel's Bedroom, Drums in a NWRC practice room and bass in Alex Lindsay's House.
Produced by Joel Harkin and Chris Toye.
Mixed by Joel Harkin.
Mastered by Terry McGinty @ Valley Music Studios,