Ship to Shore

by Betsy Lay

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released 01 April 2014

Produced by Paul Ewald
Recorded at Confluence Music Studio in Wheat Ridge, CO
Album art by Alison Wisneski

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Track Name: Ship to Shore
The mountains make a staircase step-by-step to the highest peak
The moon hangs right above, daring to be touched
But it’s too far and it’s too far

So we took to the seas, said goodbye to sweet July
Signed our names to the broken waves
Oh just you and me

And so we set our ship to shore
Kicked off our shoes so we could explore
I felt my feet in the dirty water
I felt my heart break a little bit softer for you

We placed bets on the race between horizon and the sun
Could never tell which had won
Cause it’s too close and it’s too close

And so we set our ship to shore
Kicked off our shoes so we could explore
I felt my feet in the dirty water
I felt my heart break a little bit softer for you

Of all the waters
Of all the stars
Of all the darlings
Well here you are
Of all the stories
Of all the scars
Of all the late nights
Well here you are, here you are

And so we set our ship to shore
Kicked off our shoes so we could explore
I felt my feet in the dirty water
I felt my heart break a little bit softer for you
Track Name: Woody Guthrie
I wake up in the morning and I want to see your face
I swear that the birds are calling out your name
I’ve been on the road for 5 days now, I think
You’ve been on my mind for 4 days now at least

I am still afraid that there will come a day
When you pack up your bags and you’ll be on your way
And my living room will become a shallow grave
For all the happy memories I’ve saved up in my brain

And I have never loved you like this before
I am getting scared cause you’re so beautiful
You are like wind and the way that the trees move
When the winter’s coming in and there’s nothing left to prove

I’ve been reading stories written by the beatnik poets
Hitting Boulder and California and then dying in the sand
If I could be a character lift from the ink into the air
I would solve the mysteries and come back home to you

And I have never loved you like this before
I am getting scared cause you’re so beautiful
If you are Woody Guthrie, then I’m a moving train
I’ll keep you from the cold and I’ll hide you from the rain

I’ve been waiting for you every single day
I wait for you to go, I wait for you to stay
I don’t understand it, but I don’t really care
Everything you say becomes music to my ears

And I have never loved you like this before
I am getting scared cause you’re so beautiful
If you’re a symphony, then I’m a violin
I’ll lead you through the movements and I’ll sing you home again
And I have never loved you like this before
I am getting scared cause you’re so beautiful
If you are Woody Guthrie, then I’m a moving train
I’ll keep you from the cold and I’ll hide you from the rain
Track Name: James Dean
I think you were right when you said you remind yourself of James Dean
If I had ever been the one to be you, I don’t think that I could ever be that cool

I know the girl broke your heart something fierce
You’ve given up on love, you don’t understand it anymore

Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

The world is made of money and the earth is made of dirt
You count all the numbers and I count all the words
Maybe if we’re lucky, by the end of our lives,
We’ll calculate a plan for the heart to survive

All the bends and the breaks and the rips and the tears
The hits that it takes and the floating through the air
Through the last of the lies and the honest goodbyes
In the middle of the road in the middle of the night

And the rest that it finds on the porch with some wine
And friends who understand it most of the time
And the wind and the moon and the stars and the fear
And all that it takes just to hold back the tears

Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

I think you were right when you said you remind yourself of James Dean
Sometimes I wonder maybe that’s all you really need