You're my little sinking ship, not quite built to hold such weight
We were raised for the suburbs but we took to the waves
And you carry me around, from little town to little town
Never knowing how much I need
Never asking a thing of me

I found you on the doorstep, it was brave to leave your room
Mine is a safe place, I'll not abandon you
Or that perfect nuclear family that I left behind

Now I'm paying too much rent so you buy me some incense
You said you were proud when I stopped smoking cigarettes
And I hope that you're not disappointed that I started again

And at that awful backyard party where we stole a bottle of red
Hopped a train, we got drunk and just sang songs instead
And later on the couch you told me it was the best trip you'd taken

You're my little sinking ship, not quite built to hold such weight
We were raised for the suburbs but we took to the waves
And you carry me around, from little town to little town
Never knowing how much I need
Never asking a thing from me

Sorry you had to hide from the bouncers at my show
I organized an all-ages one just so you could go
And I wrote this song an hour before to try and make you smile

And Liz, do not look up to me, I am a drunken mess
You're so god damn creative, a real force to be reckoned with
And I will say with all my heart and soul
That I'll follow you wherever you may roam
You may roam

Today's the family day so we'll spend it together
But don't tell Mum and Dad, but you're my favourite family member
And you always were the good child, I was the one who needed all the attention

And you always take my side in battles that are mine
And you say "Will, you fucked up", and I promise that I won't next time
And even though we both know I'm going to, I know you'll be on my side

Oh 'cause you're my little sinking ship, not quite built to hold such weight
We were raised for the suburbs but we took to the waves
And you carry me around, from little town to little town
Never knowing how much I need
Never knowing how much I need you
That you can ask anything of me


Lyrics submitted by sunnie31, edited by maddianne

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