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this morning i’m an island
sitting just off the coast
of last night’s empty promises
and yesterday’s ghost
i still let her haunt me
when you won’t let me in
now i’m sinking down to seeing her
again

tomorrow i’ll be sorry
today i’m only here
and half way gone

i need a bottle
to wash up on shore
i need a bottle
that isn’t empty anymore
i need a big lie
to keep me down
i need to come back someday
when i am not around

tonight i’ll be a hero
for a little while and then
you will fall asleep and leave me here
alone with what i really am

empty and afraid
that all the choices i have made
are keeping me out at sea
i see

i need a bottle
to wash up on shore
i need a bottle
that isn’t empty anymore
i need a big lie
to keep me down
i need to come back someday
when i am not around

ain’t it funny how the ocean waves
hello and goodbye
all at once and in between
the bottom and the sky
if i let it pull me under
i wonder
would you wonder why

lyrics ©2005 john martin
music
©2005 john martin, and jeff siri

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