He Doesn't Know

He’s standin’ on the cliffs

That run away from Massachusetts

Waiting for an incoming ship

For it to be dashed to pieces

 

On the rocky shore below

Just like his ancestors’ did long ago

He waits, but it don’t show

No, no, no

 

(Chorus)

He doesn’t know his ship’s come in

He doesn’t know it’s already sinking

He knows his poor heart’s in a sling

He doesn’t know what he’s been thinking

 

He’s killed a girl without even looking

He’s buried her beneath a tree

He watches witches burn in his memory

He watches ships return to the sea

 

(Chorus)

 

Sooner or later he’s gonna fly

He’ll leave the earth and sail for the sky

He’ll see the ships all lost in the foam

And then he’ll know he’s on his way home

 

(Chorus)

 

Sooner or later he’s gonna fly

He’ll curse the earth and take to the sky

He’ll see the ships all drowned in the foam

And then he’ll see he’s already home

 

(Chorus)

 

He’s standing on the cliffs

That run away from Massachusetts

 

(Badada...)

 

No, he doesn’t know his ship’s come in

He doesn’t know it’s already sinking

He knows his poor heart’s in a sling

No, he doesn’t know what he’s been thinking

He doesn’t know what he’s been thinking 

He doesn’t know what he’s been thinking  

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP

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