The Tide (Love Letter In Scrimshaw)

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lyrics

I hear echoes of you on the docks
See your silhouette on the cobblestones
Look for your hair as a mast is raised
Listen for your voice in sonorous tones

I'll leave the warm coals of the fire in my hearth
And your flag aloft and unadorned
For some distant day when you are wandering back this way
For you to know I still am forlorn

May the tide bring you back to me
May the tide bring you back to me
May the tide bring you back to me
Someday, by and by

You and I were torn asunder
Parted 'neath a glowing moon
Sometimes I pray the riptide take me under
And pull me to a watery doom

I would have followed you to the end
If'n you'd only beckoned
I would have served as your lieutenant
Would have left with you in a second

May the tide bring you back to me
May the tide bring you back to me
May the tide bring you back to me
Someday, by and by

I hope whoever's holding you tonight
Be it a sailor or the oceanic waves
Keeps you warm and dry
In your heart space for me you save

Whether to the port of Amsterdam
Or south to Louisiane
May the wind stay at your back
And your vessel touch virgin land

May the tide bring you back to me
May the tide bring you back to me
May the tide bring you back to me
Someday, by and by

I saw you walking down the cobblestones
You did not come calling for me
Your ship moored, the sails hand-sewn
I'm sure your mind, it was out at sea

I saw you 'cross the square like a comet
Then in a rowboat on a foggy morn
I awoke in the belly of a whale
In the brackish marsh, stillborn

May the tide push you out to sea
May the tide push you out to sea
May the tide push you out to sea
Someday, by and by
Where the wild winds wail, by and by

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from music for outcasts, released June 3, 2016

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“Leland Sundries, a band from New York led by Nick Loss-Eaton, is dedicated to storytelling in a way that recalls Woody Guthrie and his Folkways brethren. [Their] scrappy Americana will get you longing for empty two-lane highways and kudzu-encased back porches.” – New York Times

“Oddball storytelling with a lo-fi country sensibility” – Time Out New York
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