Mark Lanegan Ballad Of The Broken Seas Lyrics

I bring you a tale of the broken seas

And I’m drowning in whisky and beer

My doctor reports if I don’t stop soon

I’ll drown in an ocean of tears

I looked to you and saw my desire

Went from the frying pan into the fire

Surrendered to sorrow and was undone

Now I’m praying that it won’t be long

We fucked up the sun into kingdom come

You are under my blood and my skin

Living life at each other’s throats

In the gilded sailboat of sin

Ours was an ocean to swim around in

Ours was an ocean I should have drowned in

My doctor reports that we must be strong

But I’m praying that it won’t be long