Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship

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"Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship"
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Love Songs For Patriots cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Love Songs For Patriots
Released 2004
Format LP / CD
Length 4:21
Label Merge Records (US) / Cooking Vinyl (UK) / Devil In The Woods (UK LP)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel / Tim Mooney
Love Songs For Patriots track listing
  1. "Ladies And Gentlemen"
  2. "Another Morning"
  3. "Patriot's Heart"
  4. "Love Is"
  5. "Job To Do"
  6. "Only Love Can Set You Free"
  7. "Mantovani The Mind Reader"
  8. "Home"
  9. "Myopic Books"
  10. "America Loves The Minstrel Show"
  11. "The Horseshoe Wreath In Bloom"
  12. "Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship"
  13. "The Devil Needs You"
  14. "1000 Miles"

"Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship" is the 12th song on American Music Club's 8th album, 2004’s Love Songs For Patriots. It was recorded by Mark Eitzel and Matt Pence during the mixing of the record and ended up making the album at the last minute.

Lyrics

Once you rode a tide, it was always flowing out towards the sky
It was like a dancer who followed your step
It was like a lover who could take you to the dawn
It was like a history you could throw away
yeah...

Now the sea is throwing back all the voices who don't want to drown
Every wave is like a soldier who will fade back into the fear
where the soldiers are made
trapped with your first class papers on a lonely dock
where the future is a luxury to mock

You can laugh, you can cry, you can even bitterly grieve
But you can't deny that it's time to leave

Your indecision is poison, worse than broken bones or the coffin
You're either standing still or you're running out
You're like a safety door that's stuck and won't open
for a fire or a summer day
All you do is tire

But you don't have to try - everyone wants to be deceived
But you can't deny that it's time to leave
I swear you wanna say goodbye even more than you want to breathe
But you can't deny that it's time to leave

The enemy always lies
Hides like a match in a lump of coal
He won't use his eyes
He hates you for your soul
He hates you for your soul

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