Tell the ghost of Emma Clark
I grasp the irony
Of haunting a library at night
When it's too dark to read

Coca-Cola everywhere
But not a drop to drink
I slept in the kitchen sink
But could not pay the water bill

How I saved my life
How I saved my life
By surrendering it to him,
To him,
To her

Tell the ghost of William Floyd
The road to hell is paved
With the souls that he has saved
By taking their music away

How I saved my life
How I saved my life
By surrendering it to him,
To him,
To her

She shook a black tambourine,
In my seasick dreams
A heart like a lighthouse
Took these dark hours away from me

She shook a black tambourine
In my shipwrecked dreams
A heart like an anchor
That sank her down to me

I'll be tied to the mast of a pirate ship
When god's children rejoice
'Cause when I was given the choice
I chose to hear the bad news first

Then I heard a mermaid singing
& that's how I...
I heard a mermaid singing
& that's how I...
That's how I saved my life
That's how I...
That's how I saved my life
That's how I...
I heard a mermaid singing

& that's how I saved my life.


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