"Paper Ships" as written by and Ryan Gosling Zach Shields....
Sailed on a ship of paper
And I sank in the deep of your eyes
I got lost in your graveyard
Now I dream on a bed of knives

I found the map to your maps
I lost the shores for you
But now I'll never get back
'Cause I'm a ghost ship on the blue

Now I hold my poems
For ladies unknown
Until my hands go weak
I'll be a ghost ship on the blue

Birds are in the sky
The land's been gone for days
And all you left was time
To find a solid grave

Pirates never loved
The way that I do
You never said enough
To keep me next to you

Now I hold my poems
For ladies unknown
Until my hands go weak
I'll be a ghost ship on the blue


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    General CommentI am in love with this. The dark imagery of all of these songs is just beautiful.
    PaintMeAnythingon September 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being in love but the woman he loves has left him and now he is just ghost ship on the blue.
    He's just a ghost.
    Not really there.

    <3 Baby goose.

    canarycriedkayeon January 11, 2011   Link

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