Man Overboard

from by Obese Chess

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about

My greatest regret in life is that I couldn't get a good enough recording of the movie sample I wanted to put at the beginning of this song. It's all a reference to the "done with fish" conversation in Adaptation, which isn't even a movie I like that much, but after my dozenth consecutive messy breakup a good friend referenced it and I wrote this song in like an hour afterward.

First Single.

lyrics

Woke on a foreign shore, broken and war-torn
Chokin' my vocal cords, hopin' for open doors
Man overboard, nothing of value was lost
Keep your gold chains, homie, I got an albatross
The tide rolls in and it's sinking your plans
Every great creation becomes a grain of sand
Hold your tongue like you were born on a pirate ship
Take my advice instead of sitting, admiring it
I would dive so deep just to find what I needed
When I belong on dry land, putting a whole sea between us
I'd try to decompress, I'd bend till I'd break,
With a belt of dead weight and two empty tanks
Fish in a barrel, grip the trigger, I'll pull it
Rip your ribcage with three silver bullets
And when it's all said and done, we're gonna drift apart
And you'll never pull those slugs back out of your heart

I will never lay eyes on that ocean again,
A sea full of sirens with emotions to mend
There's blood in the water, and circling sharks
There's blood in the water, they gon' tear you apart
So never lay eyes on that ocean again,
A sea full of sirens with emotions to mend
There's blood in the water
There's blood in the water

Blood in the water, make the rivers run red
The same subtle nightmares, a plague in your head
A life you've devoted to a poisonous well
A life you've devoted to a personal hell
Punctuated by the pain of another dry spell,
Stuck staring at the clock, asking what will time tell
Said you'd help me find my way, but you did the polar opposite
Dishonorably hopped into my boat and started rockin' it
And lead me astray, I shoulda stopped and thought it obvious
That a stowaway would not be someone to keep it honest, see
The captain's obligation is down with the ship
But when the shit hits the fan and the sails start to rip
Somebody gotta help him charter out another verse,
A row of teeth chewing on encouraging words
But you raided the arsenal, dove off of the planks
Hit rock bottom and you made your escape

I will never lay eyes on that ocean again,
A sea full of sirens with emotions to mend
There's blood in the water, and circling sharks
There's blood in the water, they gon' tear you apart
So never lay eyes on that ocean again,
A sea full of sirens with emotions to mend
There's blood in the water
There's blood in the water

You've been sucking on lead like it's going out of style
Staring down the barrel every time that you smile
Three dozen white shells in a sawed-off shotgun
That fester into yellow when they soaked in your bile
Each toxic word that you can fit in your mouth
Keeps polluting your bloodstream once you spit 'em out
Runs through your veins and makes your skin crawl
Need a fix of your poison, you just itch in withdrawal
You flash those little fangs every time you come around
And I'm getting so sick of sucking the venom out
I got a target painted on the side of my neck
Where you can take aim with that pain you inject
And when you barin' those teeth, I just sigh and I
See you bite down on that cyanide
Call it a death sentence, watch the words die
Another tide rises, and I wave goodbye

I will never lay eyes on that ocean again,
A sea full of sirens with emotions to mend
There's blood in the water, and circling sharks
There's blood in the water, they gon' tear you apart
So never lay eyes on that ocean again,
A sea full of sirens with emotions to mend
There's blood in the water
There's blood in the water
There's blood in the water
There's blood in the water

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from Mata Hari, released August 1, 2014

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