The Gamble

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Forgive me, men
For this is how, how it ends.
The windlass won't drop anchor
Where we're from, ever again.

I was young and humble once,
I asked the preacher's daughter
to take my ring and bear my name.

Chorus:
By wind and waves, through grace alone
With tales of valor, I'd return.
Now ash and smoke and broken bones
Are all I know, as good as gold.

It never was as I'd expected
That was any less than storybook endings.
But unlike the tales I learned as a kid,
There is no such thing as an easy win.

We are never coming home again.

Chorus:
By wind and waves, through grace alone
With tales of valor, I'd return.
Now ash and smoke and broken bones
Are all I know, as good as gold.

Forgive me, my love.
Forgive me, my home.
Forgive me, my pride, my kin, my life.

By word or song, the myth will carry on.
I'm sorry love, I'm never coming home.

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from Dull Knives, released June 10, 2016

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