700 Years

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lyrics

I never knew it would feel like this
this must be what it feels like when a bird lands
so high up on a skinny little tree that the whole tree bends

I can't see the future but I
can usually see when I'm going the wrong way
and when I met you I knew this was the right way
but this was going to be the long way

it's hard to see what I'm aiming for
most of the time it's just a mist in the distance

I know it's a long way off
it will take all my time to get there
but I think I have just enough time to spare
to hold you just like this for another 700 years
700 years

I've heard about Adam, Cain and Abel
Abraham with Isaac on the sacrifice table
and I know when you're a dad sometimes you're not able to tell
what's really the best thing for your son
in the long run

some dads run away, some dads are mean
some dads try to crush your dreams
some dads just make embarrassing scenes, but I
think they're all trying hard, I mean
I think we're all trying as hard as we can

'cause I never learned as much from the words of the prophets
as I learn from the sound when i turn on the faucet
any high horse I'm on, I have to get off it
when the warm water splashes up around our legs

and I sit with you in the bath
a million miles from heaven's wrath and if I
think carefully, do the math
I think I'll hold you just like this
for another 700 years
700 years

in another cool 700 years
we'll be talking like this over a couple of beers
we'll be long dead, forgotten and gone
while the sons of our sons of our sons live on

and most of what I don't know I can safely say
I still won't know on that long day
'cause i never knew it would feel like this

this must be what it feels like when a bird lands
so high up on a skinny little tree that the whole tree bends

no matter the memory
no matter the strain
you will always be my son
everything will re-arrange
but the one thing that will never change
is you will be my son
still in 700 years
700 years

you'll still have my love

credits

from Move The Mess Around, released August 23, 2016
written by JF Garton (SOCAN)
performed by Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron
recorded at Stone Canyon Studios, Vancouver BC, 2015
engineered and mixed by Steven Drake

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