I Made a Ship In a Bottle

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I made a ship in a bottle when I struck this deal with you
I had something to prove to you; you had nothing left to lose
Having lost it all before; you may have even lost your mind
You couldn't stand to be confined, but that wasn't what I would've done to you

The bottle broke, the shards went crashing to the ground
The pieces of the ship we made scattered all around
Now a bottle's in my hand every time I see the sea
I see an empty sunset where our bottle-laden ship will never be

I played at dice with the devil and I met my match with you
Perhaps I've always been a fool, but every word I say is always true
And I thought that you'd believe me and I fell so hard this time
You roll the dice and you pay the price, but that wasn't what I had in mind for us

The deal is off, all my plans are blown apart
The snake-eyes on the diceface are reflected in my heart
Now I couldn't win for losing, even when I close my eyes
I dream about the coldness in the empty space by my side

I made a ship in a bottle when I struck this deal with you

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from Only Passing Through, released October 23, 2016
Nelson Wood: Pedal Steel Guitar
Dale Wicks: Everything Else

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