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  1. Shelter

From the recording Change Machine

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Lyrics

We are lost inside the spiral of this town, sucked down
In deep denial that we’ll somehow get out alive
Sea of steel, plastic, and halogen, we float above
We’ll pull the plug and then the city will lose its light

We are frightened, we are sacrilegious
We are worth more than they’ll give us for it
Sell out for a pound of salt
These streets raised us, this sea bathed us
And we should not be so damn ungrateful
But we just want to see it fall

And I saw you laugh in a nightmare
And I heard these words in a dream
You said
These grounds are haunted
But not by you and me
And we’ve all been dead before
And you know this world can’t last for long
We have no chance
And we have no plans to try and change our fate

One day this will be a skeleton
Of all we used to love and hate
And then these beams
Will be just like bones

And we will tell them all about
And they’ll build a modest iron monument
And get the details wrong

And I saw you laugh in a nightmare
And I heard these words in a dream
You said
These grounds are haunted
But not by you and me
And we’ve all been dead before
And you know this world can’t last for long
We have no chance
And we have no plans to try and change our fate

And we built this tomb around ourselves
Our brick immortal
As they embalm the surface
We’ll burrow further underground
And till it’s over
This is what we’ll call home

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