Shameful Shipwreck

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Sometimes I get the feeling, you're sitting next to me
Other times you seem so far away
Like canvas spread tight 'cross a frame, just about to tear
Waiting for your brush to stroke my face

Now I've survived some harsh life lessons, hope this one's soon past
Cuz I've fought on for far too long, my tear stained flag half mast
But I know I'll get through, in the end

I find no shame in shipwrecks, much more than six feet down
Knowing that the captain's down below
But some find empty vessels there, and those I do abhor
Knowing of the fear that took control

For I sunk down, down to the depths and saw your silhouette
Forsaking me and on your own, in the salty sea I wept
Left dark, cold, and alone, where's the end?

You came around with empty kiss and loveless touch
Anytime you felt alone
With knees and will so weak to your presence
I fell short and down to you

Trapped inside some empty house, it's no longer a home
I haunt it as a living, breathing ghost
There is no holy bastion here, to keep my thoughts from you
Evenings still wear ever on, morose

My bloodshot eyes burn day and night while staring straight ahead
I can't accept the best has passed and left me here instead
I won't allow this to be the end


from At Sea, released January 18, 2016



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In January 2015, Curtis Buckmiller casually said to Scott Hamilton, "We should start a band".
Scott offhandedly replied, "Okay".

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