Mission Rock Resort

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"Mission Rock Resort"
60 Watt Silver Lining cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album 60 Watt Silver Lining
Released 1996
Format CS / CD
Length 4:34
Label Warner Bros. (US) / Virgin Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
60 Watt Silver Lining track listing
  1. "No Easy Way Down"
  2. "Sacred Heart"
  3. "Always Turn Away"
  4. "Saved"
  5. "Cleopatra Jones"
  6. "When My Plane Finally Goes Down"
  7. "Mission Rock Resort"
  8. "Wild Sea"
  9. "Aspirin"
  10. "Some Bartenders Have The Gift Of Pardon"
  11. "Southend On Sea"
  12. "Everything Is Beautiful"

"Mission Rock Resort" is the 7th song on Mark Eitzel's 3rd album, 1996’s 60 Watt Silver Lining.


Let's have a drink at the Mission Rock
watch the Oakland lights
across the dry dock
watch the blue, blue sky darken
like an inhalation
over the graveyard of ships
and your conversation

It's sad when you try and manipulate me
it's sad 'cause I don't love you that way anymore
you're worried if you remembered to use bleach
on a needle
well so what so what
so what so what
so we sit and watch the planes take off from Oakland
and circle gracefully
in a sky so royal and blue
they flash their lights like a jewel
in some pretender's crown
then vanish forever
hey how's your Margarita
you won't be around very much longer

And our talk is useless
it only makes us seem clever
while nothing changes
while nothing changes
nothing changes nothing changes
not ever

If I could talk it out of you I would
if I could beat it out of you I would
but all I can do is
is follow stupidly behind
and watch you you walk
to the ocean in your mind
and there's always more
always more ties you could sever
and nothing changes
while nothing changes
while nothing changes
and nothing changes
not ever


Mark Eitzel performing "Mission Rock Resort" on February 28, 2009 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

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