Lighthouse

by The Foxtrap Compromise

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We are all searching for a lighthouse - a beacon to offer light through the storms. Reassurance that we can find our way home from the deep.

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I cast off a refugee, fighting to get the best of me
I puffed my chest and I bit my lip, said I’m the one who’s gonna be sailin' the ship
I was sittin' in the crow’s nest, thinkin' I’m the one that knows best
Lookin' for beach on a blank horizon, couldn’t even tell I was a one-man island

Now I'm looking for a lighthouse, just something to burn this night out, cuz
I’m too worn to fight now, and I don’t really care to find out
How far I can navigate, with a blind eye turned towards my fate
Jagged rocks on the hidden coast, haunt my dreams like a wayward ghost

And I've been lookin' for land, whoa oh oh oh
Some solid ground
And I've been trying to stand, whoa oh oh oh
But there's none to be found

Forty days and forty nights, I roamed the desert of jet black tides
Never saw a darker sky, than when I was wishing for harbor lights
My feet forgot the feel of dirt, the rest of home, the hearty earth
A wanderer, the unceasing stir, never could quite outrun the hurt

Now I'm lookin' for a lighthouse, just something to burn this night out, cuz
I’m too worn to fight now, and I don’t really care to find out
How long it’ll take to fall asleep, To the taunting haunting wooden creak
Great white whales swimmin' through my head, taunt me with a nameless dread

And I've been lookin' for land, whoa oh oh oh
Some solid ground
And I've been trying to stand, whoa oh oh oh
But there's none to be found
I've been searching the skies, whoa oh oh oh
But graspin' thin air
I've been drifting on tides, whoa oh oh oh
With no anchor to spare

Now I'm lookin' for a lighthouse, just something to burn this night out, cuz
I’m too worn to fight now, and all I ever wanted was to find ground
(x4)

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released March 28, 2016
Written by Max Mohr
Guitar Solo by Aidan Selmer

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The Foxtrap Compromise Williamsburg, Virginia

We are The Foxtrap Compromise. The smell of sawdust and coffee on a cool autumn morning. The awakening spray of saltwater, standing on cliffs facing the ocean. We write stories and sing them as songs. Songs concerning such things as motion, the end of the world, and lighthouses.

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