Sailor's Plea

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Sailors sail on the sea.
They reel and stagger drunkenly.
The waves they rise and the waves they crash.
I can see a shaking image in the whiskey bottle glass.
I'm afraid I won't see that distant shore.
My iniquity's gonna sink me to the floor.

Sweet winds blow, we're standing on our feet.
But when the tempest blows, you know, we're right back on our knees.
Waves they rise and the waves they crash.
I can see a shaking image in the whiskey bottle glass.
I'm afraid I won't see that distant shore.
My transgression's gonna sink me to the floor.

Face on the deck, I got splinters on my knees.
Storm-Maker hear the drunken sailor's plea.
Shine your sun down with mercy on me.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Grace abounds.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. I'm haven bound.
I'm haven bound.

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from Post Tenebras, released August 4, 2014

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An eclectic blend of 70s folk rock, southern hymns, and storytelling ballads behind lyrics that swing from praise to protest and back again.

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