Wintering Weeds (airplane)

from by Landlord's Daughter

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lyrics

the skyline is bright and hazy
haven't seen the stars for days
I get all excited but you say it’s an airplane
with its light on to show me the way
cool calm fine disappointments
expectations mean being let down
don’t try to pretend you ain’t done this before-
I promise you I've been around
salt and sand, we emerge hand in hand from the sea
I gave it my best- I guess shame is just safer
than all of the other transmitted diseases
butt here now I linger, still so reluctant to leave
we are collections of parts, we are skin, we are the wintering weeds

maybe I was too tall, too skinny, too cynical
to be someone you’d publicly like
but the things that arose from just pressing against you
kept my hands and my feelings well occupied
you were always my itch, you were my one lotto ticket
now the vice I can’t cast to the side
in this torrent of words I’ve only just scratched the surface
of the things that you gave me, and the things you denied

sure I knew you before her
but the night is too bright for the darkness to cover this
our coy ministrations, our coded goodbyes
but if I go back now I'm done for
taken by teeth or by tongue, but not taken alive
salt and sand, our impressions can't stand to the sea
I gave it my best- I guess shame is just safer than all of the other transmitted diseases
but here now I linger, still so reluctant to leave
we are collections of parts, we are skin, we are the wintering weeds

the skyline is bright and hazy
haven't seen the stars for days
I get all excited but you say it’s an airplane
with its light on to show me the way

credits

from the Passengers, released May 21, 2012
Mitch Ebert-- drums
Alma Garcia De Lilla-- violin, backing vocals, violin solo
Chad Lindhorst-- electric bass, intro piano
Christy Mooers-- violin
Sean Michael Robinson-- lead vocals, guitars, piano, guitar solo

Written by Sean Michael Robinson.
Engineered by Chad with Sean. Mixed by Sean.
Produced by Sean and Landlord's Daughter.

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Landlord's Daughter Seattle, Washington

"The violin and guitar work on the album are impeccable..."
"The Passengers isn't a rock musical, per se, but the album certainly strikes that chord. In the vein of the Decemberists' The Hazards Of Love (though a little less gruesome), Landlord's Daughter are melodious, theatrical storytellers."

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