"Set The Sails" as written by and Dan Mangan....
You decide to be alone
And hell it's cold enough to hibernate
So let it drift into the snow
It's where she chooses how to operate

Might be time to pack her in
Set the sails and just get hauled away
Maybe east or something
West was overrated anyway

The storm's coming down
These old walls are wearing thin
There's an ache to this town
And something's gotta give

If we're digging for gold
And coming up dry
Just a matter of time
Just a matter of time


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"Set the Sails" as written by Dan Mangan

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    General CommentEnd of a relationship. Accepting that its a "matter of time" until the relationship collapses, when they should "pack it in" and leave what remains of the cold relationship. Fairly straightforward lyrics, but sung with so much emotion and meaning. The piano complements the crumbled aspect of the song as well.
    limecrayonon June 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was wondering... To me it always sounded like:
    "And something's gotta given in
    When digging for gold"
    The way it is written sounds kind of odd to me...
    kitty11480on April 07, 2016   Link

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