Ghosts of the Ocean

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When they finally found him, he was cold in the garage,
Swaying side by side next to the car,
The smile on his face implied that he'd found peace with God,
But how do you explain that to a family?

When everybody gathered to pay their last respects,
They laid hands on your shoulders said, "If you ever need help,
Don't hesitate to call me in the middle of the night,
But I don't wanna talk about what happened."

You know it's not right,
How they treat your life,
You're on display like,
The ghosts of the ocean

And then the flowers wilted, you had to settle in,
You wanted to keep moving for the sake of your kids,
But everybody's whispering as if you don't exist,
They want that kind of grief to be a myth

And in the long nights,
You close your eyes tight,
And disappear like,
The ghosts of the ocean

And when you took your son out to the museum,
He pointed at the shark bones suspended from the ceiling,
He asked you how they got there from deep below the sea,
"He was just a fish, he don't deserve this"

Soul of a great white,
Use all of your might,
Put up a fight like,
The ghosts of the ocean


from Cities From Above, released April 26, 2017


tags: rock Brooklyn


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Duckspeak Brooklyn, New York

Duckspeak is an NYC-based folk-rock band. Originally a solo project for singer-songwriter Giovanni Colantonio, they have since expanded out into a full 4-piece featuring Andy Hanold (guitar), David Flamm (bass, melodica), and Greg Schulz (drums).

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