the cover letter

Cities Made of Sand

The Cover Letter - Cities Made of Sand
  1. Somethings
  2. In My Soul
  3. Pale Shadow
  4. Josephine
  5. Risky Moonshine
  6. Lullaby

Lyrics

Somethings

Verse 1:
Oh your heart it beats, but not next to mine
Our feet they move, but never in time
And your hand in his, my skin starts to pine
So I drown myself in whiskey and wine
Chorus:
You’ve gone away, oh you’ve gone away
Verse 2:
This life you know is never enough,
I thought by now that we’d be above,
All this mess but when push came to shove,
I ran, I hid, I got too fucked (messed) up
Chorus 2:
You’ve gone away, oh you’ve gone away,
And now you’ve gone away, oh you’ve gone away,
Bridge:
Some things in this life you were meant to remember,
Some things in this life you were meant to give up,
Well sometimes I like everything about you baby,
Sometimes I’m a little too lazy for love
Verse 3:
Oh a heart at rest it just wants to play,
I think it’s time for us to walk away,
And I can’t give you a reason to stay
Oh baby you’re just alright. And you’re just okay
Chorus 3:
You’ve gone away, now you’ve gone away,
Oh you’ve gone away, now you’ve gone away,
Oh, you’ve gone away, now you’ve gone away.

In My Soul

You’re in my soul, you’re in my soul
You’re in my soul, you’re in my soul
more than you’d ever know.
Verse 1:
Don’t you know that I’d die for you now,
But when the ship set out to sea those weren’t the words that left my mouth,
For oh so long my tongue’s been faster than my feet,
I plotted the course, but I don’t like where it leads,
Chorus:
You’re in my soul, you’re in my soul,
You’re in my soul, you’re in my soul,
More than you’d ever know.
Verse 2:
I’ve been sailing for months through the storms and the rain,
Fell down to my knees and I swore that I would change,
You’re all that picked me up when I was feeling so low,
If I ever get the chance, I just might tell you so
Bridge:
But don’t think I don’t see the way you stare at him across the dancefloor,
And don’t think I don’t notice the way your eyes don’t meet mine anymore,
I guess I’ll just go ahead and cut down this rope I’ve been hanging myself from,
but we both know if you call me I’d be standing there at your front door,
You’ll never know, you’ll never know
Chorus:
You’re in my soul, you’re in my soul,
you’re in my soul, you’re in my soul,
you’re in my soul, you’re in my soul.

Pale Shadow:

Verse 1:
Pocket full of magnets, this broken compass ‘round my neck
I always seem to fuck (mess) up things that haven’t even happened yet
I can see death coming ‘round the bend I shed and peel
You can crack my head, but will surely bruise your heel.
Pre-chorus:
There comes the sun,
I just can’t stare at it, no.
Oh am I just coming down,
what is this that I’m feeling?
Chorus:
It’s all come down to this, I’m to burn amongst your wicked coals,
As the scorching winds, steal the breath from my battered soul,
I stare into your eyes dark rider, on your pale white horse,
and I feel no remorse
Verse 2:
They’re all just spittin’ venom, I feel it coursing through my veins,
Like a splinter from the staircase feel themlodged beneath my skin,
Scream my secrets into these cities, they’re made of sand,
Echoes tell me there’s no pity for this dying man
Pre-chorus:
Or am I just coming down,
What is this that I’m feeling?
Chorus:
It’s all come down to this, I will burn against your wicked coals,
As the scorching winds, steal the breath from my battered soul,
I stare into your eyes dark rider, on your pale white horse,
and I feel no remorse
Outro:
Oh am I just coming down?
Or am I dead?

Josephine

Verse:
You’ve been around the world a time or two,
Flown skies of orange and sailed the ocean blue,
Getting along just fine by yourself,
Got your friends and don’t need no one else
Pre-chorus:
Oh I’ve, never seen a girl like you
Oh I have never seen a girl like you
Chorus:
Open the door, but you won’t let me in,
The look in your eyes makes me weak,
Put your heart on a shelf it’s a game I can’t win,
You’re something that’s just out of reach, Josephine
Verse:
Don’t get me wrong now I’ve seen my fair share,
From mountains high to salty ocean air,
But your smile is all they’ll ever see,
Despite the weight that your shoulders carry.
Pre-chorus:
Oh I’ve, never seen a girl like you
Oh I have never seen a girl like you
Chorus:
Open the door, but you won’t let me in,
The look in your eyes makes me weak,
Put your heart on a shelf it’s a game I can’t win,
You’re something that’s just out of reach,
Out of reach, oh lord I’m tryin’, Josephine
Bridge:
Lord I’m tryin’, Josephine
Chorus:
Open the door, but you won’t let me in,
The look in your eyes makes me weak,
Put your heart on a shelf it’s a game I can’t win,
You’re something that’s just out of reach,
Josephine
Verse:
You’ve been around the world a time or two,
Flown skies of orange and sailed the ocean blue,
Getting along just fine by yourself,
Got your friends and don’t need no one else.

Risky Moonshine

Verse:
Two brothers in a tavern filled with boys of a dangerous kind,
He looked at you and I opened my mouth a bit too wide,
Bit off more than I could chew,
Well he slapped leather, said son I’m lookin’ to take your life
You just glanced at me, you knew what I would do,
Well I served him whiskey with a shot of lead
Oh and what do you know he wound up dead
It’s something those moonshining boys don’t take kindly to.
Out the door we fled,
Foot to the floorboard, trail of dust as we headed west
Pre-chorus:
We had to cross the tracks, before the train rolled through
We’re running by the shine of the moon
Chorus:
Drinkin risky moonshine
Verse:
Not a word was spoken ‘cause I knew what I had done,
Pop always said that only dead-men play with guns,
I damn sure hope it wasn’t true,
You were drowned in whiskey, I was still clutching my .45,
We were almost home free, but then the engine blew.
We grabbed our rounds, put foot to ground for our lives we were on the lam,
I yelled to God, but he just didn’t give a damn, tracks were just outside of reach,
That whistle rang out like a knell we were out of time
Pre-chorus:
Fate dead-ends at the tracks, headlights tear into view.
No hiding by the shine of the moon.
Bridge
Pre-chorus:
Back in that old bar and I can’t say the same for you,
And I just want to drink until I die,
Only problem is, there’s no more liquor in this town
‘Cause I killed all them boys, made that risky moonshine
Chorus:
Drinkin’ risky moonshine

Lullaby

When you are tired from a hard day’s work,
And all you wanna do is go to sleep
I’ll be there beside you
And I’ll sing you a sweet lullaby, oh my
And rub your weary feet
‘Cause that’s what lovin’ means to me
When it gets cold outside and winter’s rolled in
And all you wanna do is just stay warm
I’ll take off my coat and drape it around your shoulders
Even though I don’t have enough clothes on
Oh girl, my love for you it goes on and on
Whoa
Whoa
When you tired from a hard day’s work
And all you wanna do is go to sleep
I’ll be there beside you
And I’ll sing you a sweet lullaby, oh my
And rub your weary feet
‘Cause that’s what lovin’ means to me
Oh that’s what lovin’ means to me
Oh that’s what lovin’ means to me