Taking On Water

from by Joplin Rice

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we're taking on water & i'm going down with it
like any good captain on a slow-sinking ship
i drink how i love: like too much is just enough
we're taking on water
we're floating above

some sunken city that no one cared to name
won't you stay with me & shoulder half the blame
and remind me again why it's so holy to stay friends
you were my light & that's the end

we're taking on water & not a drop to drink
something feels different but it still looks the same
soak up the sunburn & walk against the wind
i'll be calling you later but don't answer it

some stolen whisper just loud enough to hear
i guess that i'll miss her waving from the pier
remind me again why it's so holy to be friends
you were my light & that's the end


from Nine Songs, released December 20, 2016



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Joplin Rice Lexington, Kentucky

Joplin Rice is a songwriter living in Lexington, Kentucky.
He has released numerous other albums both under his own name and as Ezra Triste.
Every band he forms dies.

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