Rope To Hang

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lyrics

Every night I’m walking round on eggshell
Every night I’m waiting for the end
Watching through a veil of apprehension for a sign
That you’ve grown too weary to continue to pretend

And in your eyes I see a world of worry
Shining like the fantasy of the world you left

Come on girl you gave the world but it’s never gonna be
Sometimes hope is just a rope to hang yourself you see
You keep me warm you keep me dry
You keep us both alive
It can’t be long until you realise
It’s not enough to just survive

Now I’m thinking back to last September
The summers-end bash up on suicide ridge
As you held me close I promised always to remember
A couple of lines that you made me sign of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Now every time you throw your arms around me
I get the urge to fill my skin with drink

Come on girl you gave the world but it’s never gonna be
Sometimes hope is just a rope to hang yourself you see
You keep me warm you keep me dry
You keep us both alive
It can’t be long until you realise
It’s not enough to just survive to survive

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from Shoreline, track released October 26, 2009
Harmonium: John Sephton
Guitar / Piano / Vocal: Neil McSweeney

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