Monsters

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lyrics

I’ve been looking for a story
for almost all of my life
I know there's one inside me
but I can't quite tell it right
I want to quiet my mind
and silence my fears
and just be honest
about the last few years

I was rowing upstream
One summers evening

I’d been ignoring the warning signs
That I’d been receiving
And by the time I realised
That I had gone off track
I had no idea how
To get myself back

I dove into the ocean
trying to to get back to the river
Swimming for the top but
The moonlight just got thinner
I thought I’d found my little boat
But it’s anchor had gone slack
I had no idea how 
To get myself back

Monsters live in the dark
And I've two wet sticks trying to make a spark
If I raise the courage to turn on the light
Maybe I'll sleep tonight x 2

Soon I hit the bottom
With weights around my feet
And as my lungs filled up
I felt my energy deplete
Defeated, I retreated
I found a place to hide

Soon enough three years had passed

And I hadn’t been outside



As I sent out an S.O.S

I wondered what they’d think

To know my life was not plain sailing

That I’d let myself sink

And by the time I’d picked myself up
from the ocean floor

I’d convinced myself 

They wouldn’t want me anymore


Monsters live in the dark
And I've two wet sticks trying to make a spark
If I raise the courage to turn on the light
Maybe I'll sleep tonight x 2


(I’ve been sinking, I’ve been sinking to the bottom of my mind 
I’ve been shrinking, I’ve been shrinking ‘til I’m too small to find) x 2

As soon as I stopped thinking

My mind began to float

I soon found my way back to my little old boat
Too busy swimming to see

That I never left the river
And the river never left me...



Monsters live in the dark
And I've two wet sticks trying to make a spark
If I raise the courage to turn on the light
Maybe I'll sleep tonight x 2

credits

from St. Jude EP, released April 16, 2014

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tags: rock folk pop Leeds

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Opie Deino Leeds, UK

Opie Deino is a Singer-Songwriter born and bred in Notts and based in Leeds.

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