Lullaby of La Mer

from by HI & The Hometeam

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A ghost sings of her death at sea

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Lullaby lullaby from the deep
lullaby lullaby I cant sleep
lie to me, I'd like to be
living still, lullaby, hear me weep

I was young roses were in my cheeks
fell in love with a man of the sea
waves could crash inside his eyes
at those depths, lullaby, who'd stay dry

He found a ship, said that it sailed at dawn
found a crew, begged me to come along
clouds came rolling with the sun
I left my family and boarded on

How could I know the ship was stolen
how could he lie, my bow is broken
onward we fly, is this what I've chosen:
to live or die by the rules of the ocean

The Royal Navy hunts us now
we go as fast as we know how
cannon fire and musket shot
my breast blooms heavy, red, then hot
o'er the rail into the sea
the waves from his eyes
are all that I can breathe

Deeper, faster, darker down
what do you see when you must drown
lights above from powder-shot
and flames that couldn't burn too hot
for all the silent green between
the way they bend becomes so obscene

Lullaby lullaby from the deep
lullaby lullaby I cant sleep
lie to me, I'd like to be
living still, lullaby, hear me weep

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from Laddie, released April 29, 2016
Performed by HI and the Hometeam

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Hope Irish Austin, Texas

Hope Irish is an Austin Texas based musician and songwriter who stumbles the jagged line between slop and pop.

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