The Lighthouse at the Edge of the World

by Shawn Byron

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lyrics

I'll apply to be the keeper
Of the lighthouse at the edge of the world
Where ocean tumbles into the stars
And a foghorn warns ships
Off the shoals of the void

I can talk with the sea lions
When I'm not busy maintaining the lantern
Or tossing out life preservers
To catch the sailors
Drifting out toward Saturn

If all I can do is push you away
At least I can ensure that you will be safe
If all I can do is push you away
At least I can ensure that you will be safe

I'll watch for you on the horizon
While I'm standing out on the galley
With only celestial sea spray crash
And the ticking clockworks
To keep me company

If all I can do is push you away
At least I can ensure that you will be safe
If all I can do is push you away
At least I can ensure that you will be safe

'Cause you can't come back, you can't come back,
You can't come back from over the edge
You can't come back, you can't come back
Trust me, trust me, trust me on that

I'll apply to be the keeper
Of the lighthouse at the edge of the world
Where ocean tumbles into the stars
And a foghorn warns ships
Off the shoals of the void

If all I can do is push you away
At least I can ensure that you will be safe
If all I can do is push you away
At least I can ensure that you will be safe

credits

released November 13, 2020
Lyrics and music by E.G. Phillips

All instruments by Shawn Byron, except:
- Andy Lentz on violin
- Ryan Clark on drums

Produced and recorded by Ryan Clark
Mixed by Paul Miner
Mastered by Piper Payne, Infrasonic Mastering
Cover photo by Jennifer Cody

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Shawn Byron San Francisco, California

Shawn Byron is a regular at the Hotel Utah, Bazaar Cafe, and other San Francisco Bay Area haunts. He digs 1960s folk songs and rock and roll.

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