Build a boat
We’re only as safe as our last hope
Keep our rope close
Make us a bed out of the softest timber

Poison oak
We’ll only get stung if we’re too close
Carve our names
Into the bark of the oldest branches

Be my wildest card
Put a twist in my arm
Be my reckless guide
Hands over my eyes

And I will claim I’m not afraid
We won’t be back for days

Burn the books
They’ll give us away
One of these days
Weigh those words out
They’re worth their weight in
Quickest silver

Poison oak
We’ll only get stung if we’re too close
Carve our names
Into the bark of the oldest branches

Be my wildest card
Put a twist in my arm
Be my reckless guide
Hands over my eyes

And I will claim I’m not afraid
We won’t be back for days

I don’t mind if we never go back
Let’s cover our tracks
I don’t mind if we’re breaking our backs
Let’s hide up out of sides of the tracks

Hide out by the sides of the tracks



Lyrics submitted by rentedsky, edited by Maddy1988

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