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Castles is dedicated to my close friend, Random, who has been expected to die multiple times so far, yet has defied expectation thus far.

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"Any moment this could end"
Came the call from my closest friend
He said, "My heart ain't beating
Like it's supposed to be"
But, what's a boy to say
When his brother might be washed away?
Gone before we knew
Where he was going, going...

How are we to live with this illusion
That we're gonna last forever?
Castles in the sand can only stand
'Til the tide rolls in again

It's the soundtrack of a tragedy
These songs of our humanity
Written to the rhythm
Drumming in our chest
The best of us will meet the same fate
As the rest of us who wandered in late
And missed the plot
Or don't know what the play's about

How are we to live with this illusion
That we're gonna last forever?
Castles in the sand can only stand
'Til the tide rolls in again
The tide rolls . . .
Like a drum . . .
Or like a season
Comes and goes and goes and comes
And never needs a reason
The tide rolls
The tide rolls

Well, the ocean must be made of tears
To keep the shore so clean
I will admit I've shed a few
If you know what I mean
The most we get's one hundred years
To monitor that heartbeat line
So plan ahead but don't forget
You never know when it will be your time

The tide rolls...

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from Lucid Dreams LP, released August 1, 2009

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