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04:54
Will Wakefield and the Congress Hotel
Will Wakefield

Lyrics

Alright babe I’m going to listen this time
I admit I haven’t heard the love you’ve shown
And you’d think with all these songs I sing
I would have learned to hear the things
That you convey amidst your words, between my thorns

‘cause I heard everything you said
and as the meaning worked it’s way through my head
all I saw was the dark and not the shore

‘cause I heard every word you said
and as lie awake up in my bed
all I saw was the dark and not the shore

So I’m here to listen darling...
I’m here standing at attention
I’m back to hear the words I’ve craved
I’m back to hear the words you’ve saved
And I promise I’ll listen once again
I promise to listen, to listen, to listen...

Gimme a light house, gimme something to lean on
This skipper hasn’t sailed a boat in years
And the bilge pump just ain’t working right
and the waters rising high tonight
and the tide comes in like your cheeks run with tears

‘cause I heard everything you said
and as the meaning worked it’s way through my head
all I saw was the dark and not the shore

‘cause I heard every word you said
but impatience began to cloud my head
but I won’t say another hurtful word anymore

So I’m here to listen darling...
I’m here standing at attention
I’m back to hear the words I’ve craved
I’m back to hear the words you’ve saved
And I promise I’ll listen once again
I promise to listen, to listen, to listen...