The Anchor

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There's an anchor at the bottom of the ocean
Staring up at the roof of the sea
At the ship casting shadows on its garden
Of bottles and ropes and weeds
And the anchor is covered in coral
'Cause she's been waiting for way too long
For the ship to pull up on her heart strings
To the sun where she belongs

How long will she wait for the weight?
To buckle her knees and break?
How long can she hold her breath?
Before they all think she's dead
She can wait, she can hold on too
But she won't believe the ship is you
And the anchor is me

And the ship has forgotten the anchor
And how his sailors cast her over the side
And now as he sails for the harbor
He slowly drags her behind

How long will she wait for the weight?
To buckle her knees and break?
How long can she hold her breath?
Before they all think she's dead
She can wait, she can hold on too
But she won't believe the ship is you
And the anchor is me

There's a snail at the bottom of the ocean
He's been chewing through strings in the weeds
He bit the last one
Like a rubber band gun
And set the anchor free

How long will she wait for the weight?
To buckle her knees and break?
How long can she hold her breath?
Before they all think she's dead
She waits, she holds on too
And now she knows the snail is you
And the anchor is free

credits

from The Anchor, released May 20, 2017
written by: Ashley E. Norton, Edward Williams
produced by: Whitherward
engineered by: Edward Williams
assistant engineer: Max Masano
mastered by: Kedron Porter
performances by:
Ashley E. Norton - vocals
Edward Williams - vocals, electric guitar
Patrick Hershey - acoustic upright bass
Stephanie Groot - electric violin
Tony King - drum set, percussion

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