Houses (Spintunes round 4 draft)

(verse1)
from the time of our births
til we return to the earth
all that arrives will depart
til you defeat your innate
will to destroy and not create
passing shadows is all that we are

(prechorus1)
rearranged grains of sand
and displaced air
the tide rolls in and
we’re without a prayer

(halfchorus)
you won’t find me and old man
staring out to sea
waiting for the sand in the glass
to run out

(verse2)
if you can ignore the siren’s call
long enough to put up four walls
and a roof that keeps the elements at bay
you might leave the world a bit
better than it was when you found it
before you slip back into the gray

(prechorus2)
when you put down your hammer
when your day is done
someone was watching
they’ll pick it back up

(chorus)
you won’t find me an old man
staring out to sea
waiting for the fires I brought to life
to be doused
if you want to take a run at slipping one
past mortality
stop leaving footprints
and start building houses

(bridge)
it’s not you against me
not even us against them
we’re on the same shore
when the waves come back in
we can walk together
and won’t stand apart for long

(halfverse)
from the time of our births
til heaven crashes to earth
we’re never done until we depart

(prechorus3)
indentations erased
by the water and wind
time and time
and time again

(chorus)
you won’t find me an old man
staring out sea
waiting for the fires I brought to life
to be doused
if you wanna take a run at slipping one
past mortality
stop leaving footprints
and start building houses

start building houses
start building houses

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