Laura Veirs Cast a Hook in Me Lyrics



Breathe life to the street from the mouth

Those ruby red lips have much to give

Pull life from the land with your capable hands

Those life loving beautiful broken hands

Oh, I'll stand with you and marvel

At the cosmos pink and bright

All the pages flipping backwards

Til time is gone and wrong is right


Rivers running up the hills and to the sky and down to the sea

Where a merman with a twinkle casts a hook in me


Sing me a salty blue song, I'll be gone

With watery cheeks down flowered lanes

Tattered sails on a ramshackle ship, I'll go pale

Staring straight in the face looming tempest waves

Otherwise I'll wither and die here

On this reach of rubble rambling

With two years filled up with sand, dear

In a broken daze I'll be scrambling


Like rivers running up the hills and to the sky and down to the sea

Where a merman with a twinkle casts a hook in me


Summer sky falling into the sea, taking part of me

See the bones on the sand in the light

All the heards of the sea rushing by, pay no mind

To the dancing reflections gone wild

And at night a fractured star fell

And pierced right through the thick of me

I cried out in pain and joy, yes

I'm not dead, not numb, not withering


Like a falling leaf who keeps her green

I'm turning bright in the sea

Where a merman with a twinkle casts a hook in me




Written by: Laura Veirs
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