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Mining The Moat

from Kids Know by Tuff Sunshine

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i washed up on the shore looking rougher than most
i gave in to the score but never gave up the ghost
i used to think i liked the feeling of being weak
till the devil on my shoulder went and called in sick for a week

i saw the virgin mary on a piece of burnt toast
she told me take what you can carry and to swallow the host
i used to think that there was right and there was strong
til the angel on my shoulder took off and i followed along
now i’m mining the moat
i’m sending a note
i put the words that wrote
in a bottle and it’s staying afloat

the last time’s a gift
so please no short shrift
inside your building’s lift
counting backwards from 10
the deep techniques
to fix the valve that leaks
those salty streaks
they will dry up again

meet me at the gold cane?
let me explain?
one last refrain
can i borrow your pen?
i know you mean no harm
and im sure i’m charmed
but the doors alarmed
and we’re against it again

i woke up in a lie and got called out on a boast
waded to the other side and i decided to coast
i used to think i liked the feeling of solid ground
til the head on my shoulders went and stopped it’s spinning around
now i’m mining the moat
the words that i wrote
they don’t throttle the back of my throat


from Kids Know, released May 15, 2013


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