The Ferryman

from by Cale Hawkins

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lyrics

Mr. Ferryman
I've been trodding on the shore for way too long
Only got a penny,
can you help me cross this river?
Float me like a feather,
back to home

Mr. Ferryman
Got no baggage, no companion,
I'm a mess
I can't feel my fingers,
every season sings like winter,
but before I go,
can I make one request?

When life feels like a noose
Cut me loose and float me gently out to sea
Please don't wake me up
For if you do,
I might be stuck inside my dreams

Undertaker man,
can't you drop me even more than six feet
deep?
Seen so much beneath these skies,
I'm wondering what the view is like
tucked beneath a comforter of
peat

When you're digging, man,
won't you make sure that the ground is packed real tight?
Don't let me escape my grave,
to see just what a wreck I've made
I'll forget it all within a night

When life feels like a noose
Cut me loose and float me gently out to sea
Please don't wake me up
For if you do,
I might be stuck inside my dreams

Mr. Preacher, man,
won't you please exaggerate my eulogy?
Lord, I know it's sinful if you lie about my story,
but I need to be remembered as the man
my parents wanted me to be

When life feels like a noose
Cut me loose and float me gently out to sea
Please don't wake me up
For if you do,
I might be stuck inside my dreams
If you do, I might be stuck

credits

from Apt 1F / The Ferryman, released July 1, 2017
written, produced, performed & engineered by Cale Hawkins

mixed by Ben Talmi
mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering

cello by Ansel Cohen
violin by Chase Potter
all vocals & other instruments by Cale Hawkins

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Cale Hawkins creates music from a small, windowless room in Brooklyn.

Hailing from Bemus Point, NY (population: 364), Hawkins has lived as a nomadic musician since 2012, touring, writing, and producing internationally with a wide array of artists and groups. ... more

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