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i was stranded like a harbor tug
out on the east river bank
i was wheezing my last tune as i was weighed down
and i was led to the plank
and just when i knew the 4 chambers
of my heart were sank
i saw friggy near the shore with
C-rations and an oxygen tank

shake shake shaking in a suit of shells

when i'm incommunicado
and the conversation just got to wait
when i'm trimming up a 5 o'clock shadow
until a quarter after 8
when im in a night-sweat
and my face is as smooth as slate
when friggy finds me at last call
and leaves me asleep at the gate

shake shake shake shaking in a suit of shells

let's let wine be our reward
and we can wake up in a silhouette daze
let’s let the million particles we are
combine to make a perfect haze
let’s let the herd run off the cliff
sugar we dont need 'em anyways
it's just like friggy said, or at least a close paraphrase

shake shake shake shaking in a suit of shells


from Half​-​Mast​/​Steadfast, released June 15, 2012


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