Erie Board of Trade

from by Bird Ate My Donut

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From a canal boat made my way
Two hundred fifty cents a day
The Erie Board of Trade
We took a cursed Scot aboard
The wind died on that morning
The rigging split him like a sword

He said
Captain on the bow
Don't you tell me how to feel
When it's not your ship that's sinking
Don't you tell me what
What it is you're thinking

We tossed him in the water
When we got to Benton Harbor
Of course the captain, he gave the order
My first watch the next night
The canvass stretched drum tight
And then a face appeared blood white

He said
Captain at the helm
There's an overwhelming feeling
That it's you who's going down
And I don't care
Don't care who knows that I'm going to be around

I'll be around
When this ship goes down

Your name's not on the list
Of passengers who might be missed
You better find yourself some technology
You better do it fast
Cause the wind is not the last to die
You must be ready
You must be ready

Captain on the deck
Said he felt around his neck
Two hands we could not see
And as he died he turned his face
He turned his face to me

Looking right at me
Looking right at me


from Erie Board of Trade, released February 11, 2010




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With big guitars, and keyboards strangely reminiscent of video games, this Chicago foursome consistently brings the rock, as in rock music, not to be confused with Dwayne Johnson. Cause that would be weird.

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