The gutter may profess its love
Then hollow in its segregations
But there are just so many eyes
You are different

And a stronger girl would brush this off in flight
Never giving more than a frowning hour
But you have let your heart descide
Loss has conquered you

And you won one too many fights
Wearing many hats everytime
But you wont win here tonight

You've made it through the direst of straits alright
Can you help it if plain love now seems less interesting?
That you havent changed an ounce in my eyes
And I can not lecture you

Does anything i say seem relveant at all?
You've been at the helms since you were just five
And I can not claim to be more than a passenger

Well, you won one too many fights
Wearing all of your clothes at the same time
And you wont end here tonight
Oh girl, sail her, don't sink her this time
This time

Just a moment or two from now
Not a mind will retain even our tricks
For the thoughts that we struggled to tell
And now our stack of cards just fell

To settle this for once and for all
The light no longer shows the cracks around your door
And I have no lantern to light your way home tonight

You are not some saint who's above
When I need a stroll through the flowers
You've got so much more to dream up
Oh girl, sail her, don't sink her this time
This time, this time


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    General CommentThis is now called "Girl Sailor". It's also much slower.
    SphagnumEsplanadeon October 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreally cute song, i have never heard an actual shins recording of it, but when james mercer performs it solo i think it really showcases his voice/songwriting/lyrics

    the meanings pretty obvious, he's pretty sick of this girl's attitude and he's putting his foot down:"but you wont win here tonight"
    _maria_on March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey! I transcribed these! This song is great. It's about someone you admire going through a rough patch.
    SphagnumEsplanadeon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti literally cannot stop listening to this song. james mercer is amazing.
    roonon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song was a lot better before they messed with it. That happens a lot with songs.
    MadAstronautkgon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is called GIRL SAILOR. Buy an album.
    magicthecaton May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think these lyrics would have been submitted before the song was given it's proper title. Don't be so stroppy.
    IntroducingLeoon December 18, 2007   Link

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