Ocean-tainted Air

By David Donahue

Erosion was hardly enough of a joke
We needed it to fight back the change
Time itself takes away everything
We never knew we loved
What do you think it was we kept on fighting for?

Ocean-tainted air
Breathe it in
I know it's true
I know it's there
Crashing every course of my lungs

Rock bottom was never deep enough
For me it was filled with the sand and the scrubbed pines
Of the land of the stunted trees
An old drawbridge that was always raised
The Safari Zone lot and the pizza joints
That kept us occupied for days on end
What about that basement we used to squat?
Or swimming around with the boss in Ashumet Pond?
Can you get me back to the days that never last?
With all of the...

Ocean-tainted air
Breathe it in
I know it's true
I know it's there
Crashing every course of my lungs

I write an open letter to all the souls
That were left behind and
To sum it up
I don't think you really know
How much I cared
Someone like you should have known better
Than to let herself go
What do you think it was I kept on fighting for?

Ocean-tainted air
Breathe it in
I know it's true
I know it's there
Crashing every course of my lungs

It's something about the salt
It's something about the sand
They said I'd never leave
Well damn them all to hell
This is my home
This is my home

Ocean-tainted air

Ocean-tainted air
Can you get me back down the Southward Bound Lane?
Send me back over the Sagamore Bridge?
Get me back down to the land of the stunted trees?
And wrap me up in the sands we used to lie in?
Ocean-tainted air
Ocean-tainted air
Ocean-tainted air