The night smelled of the ocean and it was starless and cold,
I'd just missed the last train, I couldn't face going home
I heard the song of the siren close to the old harbour wall,
She sang blessed are the lonely, but that's not true at all

Stone mermaids would weep if they could (x2)

I ran the stairs to her room past a framed picture of boats
And rode the tides of her body for just a handful of notes,
And the feeling flooded through me like a syringe floods a vein
As she bent lighting a candle I'd like to see her again

I passed her pimp on the stairs (x2)

The streets have OD's on sodium and rain, it's like the world's on freeze-frame,
It's like the world's on freeze-frame

My past is howling on a chain, must I live it again?
Must I live it again? Oh, must I live it again? Oh, must I live it again?
So I tremble like Judas in that damnfool night wind,
The light from her window is calling me in,
But I step back in the shadows, I've got forever to kill,
The red dawn spread like a bloodstain and I'm waiting there still

Us shipwrecks love silence and time (x2)


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

Shipwrecks song meanings
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