Lock Your Lips
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by Ian Marquis
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Genres: Alt-Rock, Alternative, Rock

© 2013. All Rights Reserved
This song started out as an acoustic demo and quickly transformed into rock. First, it was called "Brass and Burn." Then, for a long time, it was called "Never Land." Once I wrote the verse vocals, I changed the title to what it is now. I recorded the first draft of the chorus and bridge vocals in my car on my cell phone. Some of those vocals are still in the song.

Lyrics:
We tell everybody these cells
Aren't a prison
They're just here to keep us safe
Oh, you know, these bones don't chaffe, but

Night comes, keep your windows open
Lock your lips
Don't forget to check the sky
Even caged birds say goodbye

Tiny specks in an open hand
Can’t know the nature of a man.
We’re trapped between the Earth and the sky
And none of us knows why.

I know you're afraid, you've said so
In the corner
When you think that you're alone
Bright nightmares and old cologne, well

Night comes, keep your windows open
Lock your lips
Don't forget to check the sky
Even caged birds say goodbye

Fleeting birds that never land
Dream of walking on the sand,
But you and I were made for the sky
Without the means to fly.

A tiny speck in an open hand
Can’t know the nature of a man,
But you and I were made to fly
And we will never, we will never die.

Come with me and take my hand.
I’ll carry you when you can’t stand.
Don’t say “never”. Don’t say “nay”.
Somehow we will find a way

Come with me and take my hand.
We will soar - you know we can.
Don’t say “never”. Never land.
When you say “Peter”
I say...I say...

Come on now - we’ll save ourselves.
They won’t know. We won’t tell.
I’ve got magic. I’ve got spells.
I won’t tell. I won’t tell.

Come on now - we’ll save ourselves.
They won’t know. We won’t tell.
Don’t hold back. Don’t you cry.
We are never going to die.

You and I walk hand-in-hand
30 miles back on the sand.
I know we were made for the sky
But we don’t have wings
And we can’t fly, can’t fly.

Stream: 128 kbps, 44 kHz (joint stereo)
Download: 320.0 kbps, 44 kHz (joint stereo), 8.44 MB
Playing time (m:ss): 3:41
Date uploaded: Jul 09, 2013, 21:30 EDT Show more info
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