Mythmaker

by The Nautical Miles

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Mythmaker single b/w Parched and Broken.

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released October 19, 2012

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jesse Gander at The Hive Creative Labs, October 2012.

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Track Name: Mythmaker
MYTHMAKER

We’ve got our darkened glasses, cheap and plastic
For to stare straight at the sun
Icarus has us convinced
That he might be the chosen one

Taste for danger, fear of failure
Yeah, we dull our knives on this
Rolling rocks and talking talk
About a smiling Sisyphus

Wrap your wings around me
Pull me down against your kiss
Hear the poets cry out:
“It wasn’t supposed to end like this”

Weights and measures, wax and feathers
Yeah, it all comes down to this
Toeing edges, wondering whether
We have got ourselves convinced

Though the poets insist on making myth
Of those that dare to take a stand
Fortune favours the bold and brazen
Those that reach out for her hand

Wrap your wings around me
Pull me down against your kiss
Hear the poets cry out:
“It wasn’t supposed to end like this”

A love unanointed
A love sharp and swift
A love unbeholden to the makers of myth
A love deep and dangerous we cannot resist
No fear that our hearts will be punished for this
Track Name: Parched and Broken
PARCHED AND BROKEN

We are children
Children walking
Arm in arm
Towards the shore

Down the valley
They called a cradle
When rivers ran here
In days of yore

And our mothers
Walk beside us
In robes of yellow
Green and gold

They speak of shadows
Underwater
That will soothe our
Weary souls


Blessed corners
Of the empire
That are still lapped
By the tide

Dessert blooms
And soil weakens
As water’s lifted
To the skies

Once the skies have
Drawn up the water
All of the water
In the world

So our bodies
Parched and broken
Will be lifted
Heavenward

We are children
Children walking
Arm in arm
Towards the shore

Down the valley
They called a cradle
When rivers ran here
In days of yore

And when we’re pulled down
Beneath the water
And are cooled right
To our core

We’ll watch our mothers
Swim beneath us
In robes of yellow
Green and gold