lifeblood: songs: lyrics: love of our lives


i open my hands up
to see what i've got
my days slip like coins
into a slot
they are gone
the shadows lie long

i've been banking on
a broken machine
left unattended
like most of my dreams
rusted components
of an unmarked song

we've been staring down the brilliant dream
the sun burns our eyes
we've been fighting for the love of our lives

all around us
things come apart
broken pieces
broken hearts
fix me oil me
match me with the next best thing

ah person to person
or nation to nation
heels dug in
no communication
wily time
sneaks her weathering

we've been wanting to be held
by binding ties
we've been fighting for the love of our lives

and when it breaks down
i beg you don't go
i circle your ship
i'm ready to blow
try to outflank you with an army of words
i strategize
i am fighting for the love of my life

iron water
and oxygen
scotch and soda
or any combination
starts the reaction

is there no mastermind
of modern day
who can blueprint a plan
to make love stay
sturdy and weatherproof
ushering in a new revolution

at the drawing board the hopeful ones still try
how can we help it
when we're fighting for the love of our lives

(drawing board)
the hopeful ones still try
how can we help it
when we're fighting for the love of our lives

words and music by emily saliers


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