Tides (Hey Marseilles)

Go back where we started when the sun was angled right Men you’d see on TV screens were me in the same light You were my reminder in this colder, corner state Of the brightness others aim for well outside the gray The ground we’re on keeps shifting but our steps still stay in time For all the ways I’ve missed my aim I know loving you is right Now I hear your whisper in this colder, corner room There’s nothing easy in this moment and nothing more to do All along we’ve known the way these conversations end You can’t deny the shore its tide or sermons their amen It’s just as well we tell ourselves there’s not so much to lose But I would trade ten thousand days for one more hour with you We push and pull and give our all to never know for sure But I try to see the way I bleed as proof enough for me Because the truth’s a thing a cashier rings up on quiet afternoons We take it home, we make our own and throw out what we don’t use All along we’ve known the way these conversations end You can’t deny the shore its tide or sermons their amen It’s just as well we tell ourselves there’s not so much to lose But I would trade ten thousand days for one more hour with you.