Sage Francis Sea Lion Lyrics

A Healthy Distrust Track Listing
  • 1 The Buzz Kill
  • 2 Sea Lion
  • 3 Gunz Yo
  • 4 Escape Artist
  • 5 Product Placement
  • 6 Voice Mail Bomb Threat
  • 7 Dance Monkey
  • 8 Sun vs. Moon
  • 9 Agony in Her Body
  • 10 Crumble
  • 11 Ground Control
  • 12 Lie Detector Test
  • 13 Bridle
  • 14 Slow Down Gandhi
  • 15 Jah Didn't Kill Johnny
  • [Hook: Will Oldham]
    Force of my love was strong
    The sea lion laying down long
    A song in the air
    Why should singer care
    When singer can be among song
    Force of my love was strong
    The sea lion laying down long
    A song in the air
    Why should singer care
    When singer can be among song

    [Verse 1: Sage Francis]
    Ma, Ma, look what I did, Ma
    Look what I did to my hands, I broke em
    You gave me the stone, gave me the chisel
    Didn't say how to hold em
    Didn't say give away every piece of the puzzle
    Till I was left with nothing
    But I took it upon myself to crush it up and distribute the dust
    Get in the bus, hop in the van
    Jump in the water, crawl to the land
    Build another castle out of the sand
    Break it down and then I get into the saddle again
    Going city to city I'm already lost, tell the boss
    Who is new in town; I'm-a ride this horse till it bucks me off
    And I'm forced to shoot it down
    I'm-a take him out for some gasoline
    I'm-a trade this cow for some magic beans
    Make Mom proud of the deals that I've made
    Cause I'm just a modern day Johnny Appleseed
    But I'm glad that I never passed the genes
    And I never put down the axe
    Piano Man got a checkered dance floor
    To grace and the painful look on his face
    Cause the crowd is packed and the louder they clap
    The less he is able to make the connection
    Between what he sees when he hears certain notes
    And the hurt that is shown in his facial expression
    I don't need your go-ahead to go ahead
    No, I know no one said it was gonna be easy
    But sweet Jesus, who wants to sleep with me?
    Way too many moves to learn
    But not enough people to put em on
    Lookit, Mom, no hands
    I built this suit of armor with wooden arms

    [Hook: Will Oldham]
    Force of my love was strong
    The sea lion laying down long
    A song in the air
    Why should singer care
    When singer can be among song
    Force of my love was strong
    The sea lion laying down long
    A song in the air
    Why should singer care
    When singer can be among song

    [Verse 2: Saul Williams]
    Oh God I think I'm dead
    I can't see outside my head
    Brains and bloods and cryptic gang men
    Czars and warlords breaking bread
    Thoughts are thought
    What's said is said
    I thought that 'fore you said it
    I didn't mean to think out loud
    My tongue slipped but who let it?
    Let it be, let me be, let me go, nah let me out
    My manhood nods and whispers when my father screams and shouts
    Dear dad I'm sad you're dead
    A new man standing in the pulpit
    He bows before a wooden cross and forces praise the culprit
    I'm a tenor in the choir but I sing a different song
    Of how the where's and why's of now all prove I don't belong
    But I'm staying I've planted seeds and plan to watch them grow
    I've watered all my wishes dreams fulfilled more seeds to sow
    And I promise to learn to love the way I've learned to fear
    To unknot all the inhibitions tangled in my hair
    To let my ego mound in piles around the barber chair
    And make a graceful exit from my vexed and troubled years
    I've decided I've been invited to my own resort
    Where knights can leave their armor neatly piled by the door
    And every woman, child, and man will gather by the shore
    And study how sea lions swim in cursive

    [Hook: Will Oldham]
    Force of my love was strong
    The sea lion laying down long
    A song in the air
    Why should singer care
    When singer can be among song
    Force of my love was strong
    The sea lion laying down long
    A song in the air
    Why should singer care
    When singer can be among song



    Written by: Brendon Patrick Whitney, Joseph Will Oldham, Sage Francis
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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