The Water Again

Drown, drown, drown in the water, drown in the water, the water again.

Swim on, down past the shallows, follow the daughters who slaughter the men.

 

Downtown, the undertow odes, the riptides they carry me further from home.

 

Drown, drown, drown in the water, drown in the water, the water again.

Dark grins, teeth white as topsails, manicured claw nails, tentacle hair.

 

Downtown, the undertow odes, the riptides they carry me further from home.

 

And afterwards the girls will turn and slip away like requiems.

 

Drown, drown, drown in the water, drown in the water, the water again

Lips cold, a meaningless promise, lungs full of water, sinking like lead.

 

Downtown, the undertow odes, the riptides they carry me further from home.

 

Drown, drown, drown in the water, drown in the water, the water again.

Swim on, down past the shallows, follow the daughters who slaughter the men.

 

Downtown, the undertow odes, the riptides they carry me further from home.

 

And afterwards the girls will turn and slip away like requiems.

And afterwards the girls will turn and slip away like requiems.