"The Ocean (Is Bleeding Salt)" as written by and Richard Charles Edwards....
Strung out down in a hole
And the ocean is bleeding salt down the mile
So I hid, as armies marched
But you found me, I'll turn when I sleep on your porch

And don't you cry, my darling
Nashville is forgotten
Mama, and don't you cry, my darling
New York is the ocean

Brooklyn, quiet and cold
When the bars close
You're stuck counting cracks on the street

Then war breaks and you're swinging a gun
When the bomb drops
You're stuck picking lead from your teeth

And don't you cry, my darling
Nashville is forgotten
Mama, and don't you cry, my darling
New York is the ocean

Strung out down in a hole
And the ocean is bleeding down the mile


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    General Commenti like the comparison of the two different versions of this song : demo and this one.
    broken family vs. broken world.
    immekusauruson October 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe beginning of this song sounda almost exactly like eli the barrow boy from the decemberists
    dangerouspersonon July 09, 2009   Link

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