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UKArchive ID: 26302paid the ferryman all that he's due by royrodel
Originally published on April 29, 2011 in Song Lyrics

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There's a mist rising from the sea
shadows are hard to find
the fear from the scarecrow has turned into pity
poor harvest on the vine

well the clocks are ticking
I remember the good old days in a time long gone
my candle is flickering slowly
everything changes with the coming of the dawn

All their money came and went
and they're not all paid
I hope you received the letters I sent
it's because of you that I said what I said

Well I sleep with one eye open
I live at night always on my guard
dream about climbing the highest mountain
tend to my vineyard

Read my letters if you'd be so kind
don't listen to all the fools
I've seen them off with my mind
paid the ferryman all that he's due

Well I'm on the slow train eating dirt with my foes
as their church choir tease and curse me
I tell them they're no heroes
and they'll never be like me

I'm reading ancient manuscript
keep looking to the skies
gotta fight for the scalded and whipped
'cause I've seen through their eyes

Now I know you think I'm crazy
I can't change who I am
I don't do it for glory
guess I'll always be a lonely pilgrim

Another law breaks in the dead of night
another pawn in the game
I can't leave the fight
can't let them believe it's them to blame

Read my letters if you'd be so kind
don't listen to all the fools
I've seen them off with my mind
paid the ferryman all that he's due

Well they broke my bones and the agreement
I wont fall to my knees
I'll send back all their court warrants
take their handouts give them my disease

I know the weekend is when they get their release
small minds ready to explode
in a world of turmoil and greed
thinking about gold,mortgages and oil

Now they tell you to be like them
take the babies candy
that they wont condemn
just be cool and dandy

I listened to your story long ago
ever since I've followed your light
walked with my head held high in your shadow
lived the life my face gleaming with delight

Read my letters if you'd be so kind
don't listen to all the fools
I've seen them off with my mind
paid the ferryman all that he's due

Well I've smashed all their visions
the mirror reflects someone that you know
in the Spring I'll be forgiven
I'm the biggest fan of your one man show

From east to west I'll break their chains
they're just one mistake away
I'll forget my aches and pains
celebrate their doomsday

Now I've lost something I never had
I'll leave you where I found you
I'm paying off someone who thinks I'm going mad
just because I know enough not to argue

I've got a reason to live and a reason to die
I never lose because I've never win
playing with loaded die
knocking myself out fighting the man within

Read my letters if you'd be so kind
don't listen to all the fools
I've seen them off with my mind
paid the ferryman all that he's due


























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UKArchive ID: 26302
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