Sleater-Kinney, "The End of You"
for me your tightest ship
make the oars run swift and fast.
Send me out your strongest crew
make their hearts and minds steadfast.
Bless me with Athene
there's no meaner, she's the best.
For when we hit the roughest seas
we'll need all we can get.
You say "sink or swim", what a cruel cruel phrase
I'd rather fly, don't want to get caught in this endless race.
The first beast that will appear
will entice us with money and fame.
If you listen long enough
you'll forget there's anything else.
Tie me to the mast
of this ship and of this band.
Tie me to the greater things
the people that I love.
You can walk the plank, do the dead man's float
Never let them see, your heart is pounding full of hope.
Let the last storm hit us
let it strike at the hardest part.
Turn us all to mutiny
turn this boat upside down.
I am not the captain
I am just another fan.
Sailing off the edge of truth
into the end of you.
Eye of the storm, what a cruel myth
There's no bigger spotlight than shown
on the ones brave enough to live.
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