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The Coastline is Moving South

from City Parks After Dark by Grey Milk

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Thanks to Sean's dad, Tim, for letting us use his homemade bell.


Today was the worst day I’ve had in awhile
And being an adult feels like a childish
Thing to be proud of when that’s all you have
And nothing you plan for seems within your grasp

Seeing you made me happy at first
Till I finally realized it makes you feel worse
Now there’s something about this whole goddamn thing
Makes me feel worthless, makes me want to scream
Oh no

Sitting next to my window staring outside
Wasting my time in this place, losing my mind
'Cause there isn’t an ocean within fifty miles
And even the air here, tastes stale and unkind

The coastline is moving South, it knows where to go
The earth beneath this house is leaving this town for good
It won’t be returning, it knows where to be
Eventually all of this will fall to the sea
Oh no

Because you can’t fight the ocean, you can’t stop a wave
All you can do is just give in and let it
Take you, embrace it pulling you under
At one point we all have made our home in the water
So drag me out to sea, bury me in a reef
Let it sweep me away, disappear in the waves
Out in the ocean, erode me to sand
Take me back home again

Out in the ocean
Turn me to sand
Take me back home again


from City Parks After Dark, released April 1, 2008
Jesse Houle - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Sean Watson - Bass, Vocals
Dylan Clark - Drums
Layna Dakin - Violin
Ryan Coomey - Harmonica
Danielle Lemay - Vocals

Lyrics by Jesse Houle

Only portions of Ryan's harmonica part were used on the record because we also had violin. On blue moons you may see him whip it out live. It's nice.


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