Lyrics

The Cactus and the Dragon

Floodgates

The first grey hints of dawn have started creeping down the wall
or maybe that's just my wishful thinking
hoping that the light will chase away another night
full of trying to fight the feeling that I'm sinking

and it seems all the time that I'm slipping behind
Like a swimmer against the tide
but the tide's going to turn and on my return
we'll open the floodgates wide

neon signs behind my eyes are flashing dirty little lies
that leave doubts to do battle with my reason
and no matter how I try the paranoia multiplies
that I'm surrounded by conspiracy and treason

and it seems all the time that I'm slipping behind
Like a swimmer against the tide
but the tide's going to turn and on my return
we'll open the floodgates wide

and I start to slip into the arms of sleep
and slowly drift away
into a sea of faces with sirens' voices
begging me to stay
and the current's strong as we're dragged along
but the jagged rocks slip past
and the waters calm as a gentle hand
unties me from the mast

so I'll start a new day on the crest of a wave
feeling like time's on my side
I'm going to let go and get back in the flow
and open the floodgates wide

 



 
 

 

 




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