The shock value shook me off.
Adrenaline like a rookie cop.
Can I turn the siren on, please.
Never before have I been so secure with my reactionary inability.
And she's killin' me again.
It's the same old tale.
I've been murdered a million times.
Some how I keep coming back to life.
Same mountain, I continue to climb.
And I'm not as confused as I am considerate.
Back and forth between my cigarette and her clitoris.
I'm workin' on both like it's nobody's business.
Such an odd way to gain god's forgiveness.
And all of my friends believe I should forgive myself.
They insist that I've done nothing wrong.
But I'm not convinced 'till I finish every bottle on the shelf.
And I've run out of reasons to write my songs.
And all of her friends think I'm holdin' her back.
It's beautiful, but they don't know the half.
They're barely aware of a fraction.
Blinded by dramatics.
Ignoring all the passion.

Wooden ships, on the water.
Rescue me.
[x4]

The Flash of the titans.
To balance the excitement.
Challenge the enlightenment.
And flash my vice grips.
Maintenance man, keepin' faith in my plan.
If it's possible, I'll fix it.
And if not, then I'll kick it.
There was a time I would follow wind into a storm.
And all I wanted was for someone to keep me warm.
But now I'm torn by my tolerance.
I fight with my head.
I don't need to pollenate a flower that's dead.
And everyone I've built up, I watched wilt.
And everyone that has built me is killin' me.
And as much as I love her.
Neither one of us should suffer.
So I'm a glue both the wings back on and watch her flutter.
Go fly butterfly.
Don't cry shut your eyes.
Gonna watch each other die.
Before we give it another try.
Hover little hummingbird.
Dart through the sky.
I've been under the thumb.
It's no wonder I'm still shy.
Hunger, onward, with my desires.
Learned the hard way not to play with fire.
From a comfortable distance, I'll admire.
Because I got to take a break.
I'm exhausted, I'm tired.
Hunger, onward, with my desires.
Learned the hard way not to play with fire.
From a comfortable distance, I'll admire.
Because I got to take a break.
I'm exhausted, I'm tired.

Wooden ships, on the water.
Rescue me.
[x4]


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    General CommentWhy has no one commented on this? Classic song.
    eldorrado57on December 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, but i've always wondered if they MEANT to reference wooden ships by jefferson airplane, they, too, are an amazing group. The way they sing wooden ships on the water, rescue me, like that, it sounds JUST LIKE the part when JA sing wooden ships on the water, very free.

    I imagine so, considering they know their shit and titled the song the same and everything.

    its a very valid reference, both are epic groups and classic, amazing, songs.
    no.happy.here69on January 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about an on-and-off relationship or a relationship with his ex "It's the same old tale.
    I've been murdered a million times"

    Back and forth between my cigarette and her clitoris.
    I'm workin' on both like it's nobody's business.
    Such an odd way to gain god's forgiveness. - I guess "god" is his girl like in god's bathroom floor.. would also say the hook refers to jefferson airplane, water as an metaphor for his deep feelings...
    bonitasenoritaon March 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think, you know how when you go to hell you go on a wooden ship right, and he's talking about being killed and brought back to life over and over(refering to breaking up and getting together over and over) so he wants to just end it for good he wants the wooden ships to take him away from his relationship which isn't working out...... but thats all imo haha
    tugatomon September 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commentslug always calls his relationships hell. he wants the wooden ships to take him away from the hell of his relationship and bring it the unforgettably beautiful place they get a glimpse of here and now together.
    idrophiphopon October 20, 2010   Link

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